Ariba

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3 people found this helpful  

Try to keep up

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Ariba

Pros

. Agile, no BS, get the job done.
. Smart people.
. People work with you to help unblock issues.
. Spend management product ideal for the economic downturn, so company actually made money.

Cons

. Prepare to work.
. Things are very high paced. If you don't keep up, then you'll end up getting dragged along on the ground .. face down.
. You are just a grunt unless you've been there long enough to be deemed valuable to be promoted.
. Escalations are rampant. Always feeling you are in reactive mode rather than proactive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down and let people catch up. Granted, some people are just too slow and those needs to be dealt with, but everybody needs a breather. You're dragging more people through the dirt with the current pace than you realize.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    An OK place to work

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Lot of smart folks, Stock is going very good. Stable job

    Cons

    There is no work life balance and not much career growth. Just keep working 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Very poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and don't treat them as robots who can work 24/7. Employees play a big role in Ariba's success so don't hesitate in acknowledging that

    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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