Ariba

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Top-heavy company

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

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

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 They also force the company to use an outdated, Excel-based management tool and neglect to look at modern Web Based alternatives.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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people but needs more energy

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Energy in the workplace was low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building required

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