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A huge waste of career time fixing their proprietary bugs. AVOID THESE GUYS!

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Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Learned a lot about huge configuration management issues and a **few** other interesting pickups. Good benefits and vacation.

Cons

Extremely arrogant management, very click-ish, terrible people skills, poor work life balance, millions of lines of code that is ancient and of little value to your next employer, very old architecture. They are opening a Shanghai development center and heavily staffing their Bangalore development center. You will spend a lot of time talking to them to all hours of the night. You will be assigned to work on bugs for your first year of employment. If you do not excel at this, you will not make the cut and will be let go. Absolutely no documentation and people are so stressed with work, few people will take the time help you out. You are on your own, Pilgrim.

Advice to Management

Develop and appreciate your people and not just the ones who have been there 10 years and know all the code.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Not an exciting or pleasant environment.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 The software stack is proprietary and increasingly out of date, yet new employees are expected to hit the ground running without any training.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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very good

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunity for innovation

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed teams make it difficult at times to communicate

    Advice to Management

    Faster on demand releases


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