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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Truthful, demanding, and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aria Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Unlike many other similar looking companies, Aria is trying to do something very hard to do and it acknowledges that difficulty. Competitor companies either lie to prospects or fold under the weight of that difficulty. Aria hits it straight on, and that's demanding and difficult and burns some people out, and it marginalizes under-performers and those who are looking for a quick Silicon Valley win. Not for everyone,...

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    Cons

    Lots of hours, lots of tough moments, but all in service of a great goal.

    Aria Systems2015-06-01
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aria Systems full-time

    Pros

    If you're just starting out in your career and looking for a foundation in subscription-based billing, there's a lot to learn here.

    Cons

    This is a late-stage startup, so do your due diligence to make sure you understand the financial situation they're in. I'd recommend asking the following types of questions (after checking them out on Crunchbase): 1) As a late-stage startup, are you targeting IPO or M&A? Do you have a defined path to that goal and when are you targeting completion? 2) When are you targeting Profitability, and how are you tracking...

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    Advice to Management

    If you're serious about stalling the rate of attrition, meet with your employees, take what they have to say seriously, and take measurable and attainable action to correct things.

    Aria Systems2018-04-24
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Company is on a downward slide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aria Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Usually an enjoyable office atmosphere Some work from home

    Cons

    Aria is on a steep downward slide. The main reasons for this are: - Poor management; they are so desperate to sell to new or maintain existing customers that they will sign losing deals - Product quality; the product does not meet minimal customer requirements. Major customers need customizations to be able to work. The product is poorly built because management pushed for a quick fix rather than a quality solution....

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    Advice to Management

    Bring in people with new ideas and listen to them. Stop managing based on who you like or who won't challenge you - you should be challenged to think in different ways.

    Aria Systems2018-03-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aria Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good culture and great team. People try to help each other out to get the job done.

    Cons

    Immature product, way to complex to configure and in most of the cases it does not support client's needs. Most of the client's have very complex business needs which platform does not support. PS team is struggling to find viable workaround, which make implementation go longer and makes client's unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to go after the customer's that Product can support. Product is not ready to handle B2B contract permutations.

    Aria Systems2017-06-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Hot Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aria Systems full-time

    Pros

    True SaaS company and product. The market space is growing and the product handles the complexities inherent in enterprise companies. Opportunities for advancement and career growth.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains of a company at this stage.

    Aria Systems2017-03-01
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aria Systems full-time

    Pros

    The management team seemed to WANT to success but were far from savvy or smart enough to achieve the kind of "disruption" they desired. The free snacks and drinks were a plus, as were the free lunches and occasional breakfasts. They had no problem flying anyone at any level to and from either office, so if you always to travel for business with no business reason, there ya go. Salaries were more than competitive....

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    Cons

    Truly abysmal engineering practices and standards. If you're considering joining Aria Systems in the Engineering group and think your current dev team is bad, this is worse than anything you can imagine. Think multiple patches to production environments per WEEK. Constant world ending defects. Never ending "drop everything for this client that hasn't paid us a dime yet" emails that totally derail a dev team. Upper...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know, resign I guess?

    Aria Systems2017-02-15
  7. "On the up swing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aria Systems

    Pros

    - Momentum: Very big Q3, large deals with huge accounts closed. Great prospects in the works. - ERP-type stickiness....once big companies deploy, the solution is sticky and stays. - Solution can deal with even the most complex scenarios and use cases. - Good culture, decent company trying to do the best for the prospects and customers. Prefer to say NO to prospects that are not a good fit.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is precarious as the opportunity is huge and the resources constrained. - 2 large offices in opposite sides of the country.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on enterprise market, it is paying off big time.

    Aria Systems2016-11-06
  8. Helpful (14)

    "Going down hill ... FAST"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aria Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nothing. We used to have free lunches and a snack bar but they have either been eliminated or cut back

    Cons

    - Benefits aren't great, no raises this year. - Multiple members from senior management left around the same time as layoffs were announced. They say it's a coincidence but you really expect people to believe that? - Morale is low so the company is doing everything they can (guest speaker from one investment firm) to calm people's fears. Truth of the matter is we're not closing sales. Our target market is very narrow,...

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    Advice to Management

    Better start rethinking what we're doing. How many more bad quarters before you realize we're going after the wrong target market.

    Aria Systems2016-07-31
  9. Helpful (11)

    "More of a "catch-up" than a "start-up""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aria Systems for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Good process controls that seem to work most of the time, which make some things flow smoothly - Lots of snacks - Well-stocked bar - Free lunch on Wednesdays, and the food is good - Great location near public transit, restaurants, shops

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic and slow-moving; not the "dynamic, fast-moving start-up" they claim to be. Trying to be cautious / conservative, but ends up costing because it takes too long to realize they're going the wrong direction. - "Us vs. Them" mentality between PA and CA offices - Some groups think their role is to say "NO" instead of helping find ways to get to "YES" - Very strict job descriptions that lead to a lot of "That's...

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    Advice to Management

    I have no idea how to fix this dysfunction. Maybe a new CEO.

    Aria Systems2016-06-13
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Good people, lots of alcohol to drink and food to eat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomall, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aria Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Easy hours and lots of work all at the same time benefits are decent but no 401k matching Decent funding for an older startup

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen and doesn't want to hear anything that may go against the grain even when brain storming Management doesn't see the value of one on ones with employees and the lack of communication makes it difficult to work in this environment

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be good managers rather than managers that yell when someone does something wrong

    Aria Systems2016-04-17
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