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Helpful (3)

Top-heavy company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Ariba full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good salary, nice office environment, decent co-workers. Benefits are OK; while you get 20 days of paid time off, there are no sick days so if you get sick your vacation hours are deducted.

Cons

The company suffers from two layers of overhead at the top. a. Program managers - most useless people I've ever seen, who have no idea about projects but somehow given the authority to yell at project managers. They also force the company to use an outdated, Excel-based management tool and neglect to look at modern Web Based alternatives. b. CTO and architects - same story, these guys are tasked to approve technical decisions without understanding the full details of projects. The end result is meaningless approval process where engineers can't do anything until approval, yet approved items require constant modifications because they overlook tripping blockers at the bottom.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    great team, great benefits ...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - smart and motivated people to work with - great support from management on career development - ample vacation time

    Cons

    - work long / weekend hours sometimes :( - open to hear new ideas for improvement but slow (if at all) to adopt - out of date, or lack of adequate documentation on processes in certain areas - too many meetings (managers are sometimes hard to catch)

    Advice to Management

    - host more team building activities - enforce importance of work-life balance - listen to and consider employees ideas and concerns - despite your all day meetings, make time for your employees


  2. Helpful (8)

    Good for people who want to end their career here or retire....worst for others

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Captain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Captain in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work with talented and smart people. Salary offered is competitive.

    Cons

    Laid back approach, few new features/enhancement coming in. Good for people who want to retire or end their career here. They own a propriety stack which is poorly documented and not much help from peers. No opportunities for new joiners and first year you shall be working on fixing bugs, editing csvs, xmls, etc Energy level is very low amongst employees.

    Advice to Management

    You need to motivate your employees, simply giving ppt presentations and talks every quarter doesn't help.


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