Ariba

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5 people found this helpful  

It's who you know, not what you do

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba

Pros

Leader in the space. Has made a transition from on-premise to on-demand technology - one of the few companies that has been able to make this jump. Stock price has been jumping.

Cons

Politics will get you up the ladder, not productivity. The leadership team is thin on the products and technology experience outside of Ariba. Organizational structure is strange and still shows the effects of growing by acquisition with lots of battles among the tribes.

Investment in infrastructure has been lacking, and the company is inefficient because of it.

Sunnyvale may be the official HQ of Ariba, but everyone knows that Atlanta is the emerging and de facto HQ for Ariba.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How about a normal organizational structure? How about resolving the multiple overlapping groups? Oh, and why not share some of those millions that you guys are milking from the company?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
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