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Not an exciting or pleasant environment.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba

Pros

Good compensation and benefits - 20 PTO days plus extra holiday in late December. The company is currently doing well, and is therefore a stable place to work.

Cons

The culture is (inadvertently) hostile to new blood and new ideas. The software stack is proprietary and increasingly out of date, yet new employees are expected to hit the ground running without any training. Development processes and policies are not the most effective, and lead to micro-managing, along with a lack of a true spirit of teamwork. Not a good place for a senior engineer to join, unless you don't mind being an over-paid code monkey.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ariba Engineering has a culture problem, which needs to be addressed sooner or later. Change has to be initiated from the top.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Ariba

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding place to work, fast and growth oriented space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    As an engineer, one can work on stuff that has a big impact on the world of b2b commerce. Big customers and high volume cloud commerce site. There is pressure no doubt, but high rewards for successful folks too.

    Cons

    Building and operating a 24x7 cloud commerce site can come with its share of challenges and pressures. Distributed offices across the united states and now in many other parts of the world (thanks to the various acquisitions) makes collaboration harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more tools and processes to help with collaboration between different offices. Also - more training for new engineers would help them get effective sooner

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company - experience depends largely upon client

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and holiday time, making it relatively easy to maintain a good work-life balance
    Fellow consultants are always willing to help

    Cons

    No clearly defined career path
    Who you know, not what you know
    Can be on projects for extended periods of time, thus losing out on training opportunities, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more about major changes to the company - how do they impact us, when will they impact us, etcc

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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