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Good to be the leader

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Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Ariba

Pros

- Extremely smart, dedicated and fun people
- Regional leadership is strong
- Market leadership makes it easier to get to decision makers
- Good benefits -- health and 5 weeks vacation (including shut down week between Christmas and New Year's Day)
- Despite the bad press, Calderoni is a good guy who cares about his people
- Marketing (especially events such as AribaLive) are very well done and helpful

Cons

- Bureaucracy -- decisions are made by large committees
- Deal approval process is arduous, adding weeks to sales cycle
- Key management members manage by fear and intimidation
- Politics are very thick for a such a small company
- Lead development is weak. You need to drive 100% of your own pipeline

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Understand that culture is built by action not words.
- Remember that most people respond to intimidation by leaving.
- Use the company's stock to reward your people, more often. It's a great retention tool.

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    Ok

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ariba

    Pros

    The benefits were better than average.

    Cons

    Different level of people vs what you work with in management consulting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more from other management consulting firms

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with a company going through a rebirth

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    The company is in a great place to capitalize on it's position in the industry as the market rebounds. But aside from the company position, it's an employer that does a great job of giving flexibility, work/life balance and good compensation.

    Cons

    Communication across the multiple cities and departments could be better. And sometimes it feels as though we can't decide if we are a big or small company, the danger being we'll slip into the bad characteristics of each.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more open access and communication with senior leaders and decision makers. The company is not so large that we shouldn't have good, fast, open communication across teams, departments, vertical titles and locations.

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