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Pros
  • There is great emphasis on Work/Life Balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Flexible Working hours, Supportive Management, Offsites, Free Meals & Cab facility, Medical Insurance, Work from Home Option (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance is non-existent in the customer-facing roles (in 23 reviews)

  • Another thing, if you're a field consultant, you will have a very long hours with no work life balance while you're in a project, guaranteed (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "At core a very service oriented company . Not a cloud company at all."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    As long as you are doing what is asked everything is OK. Free food and beer Friday.

    Cons

    More focus on Leadership. Leaders and managers get promoted in the middle of the year but engineers are told that budget is short. Very Leadership driven company. 20 % of engineering staff has already left. Only people who are here for a long time stay as they are acclimated to the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Please have some empathy towards the engineering.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Technology Stack , Away from Modern World..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ariba full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and warm. People are willing to help and spend time with you.

    Cons

    - slow and averse of change
    - not aware of latest trend of industry
    - risk of failure supersedes willingness to change

    Advice to Management

    - bring change agents and give them authority to make changes
    - let technology leaders to go to technology conferences and learn new thing


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Still feel the pain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ariba full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Still feel the pain of working here after bailing out months ago. And its not just for me but a lot of folks who have worked there. You would think that there would be some fond memories. The deterioration started with tagging people as "resources", putting them on a spreadsheet, and allocation them to random projects without any training or ramp up time as a 100% resource. The company should realize that skills are not interchangeable, a good app engineer may not be a good infrastructure engineer or a UI engineer. Let people do the jobs that they are good at and give them choices - it will benefit both the people and the company.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management only mismanagement.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not so good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enterprise software is a good domain to learn.
    You can learn a lot if you are given the time.

    Cons

    Management layer above first line managers is bad. They will not admit the mistakes they make and push the blame down. People in power tend to abuse it. It certainly seems to be the case here. Top heavy. Process heavy. Process seems to be the solution to all problems but ends up exacerbating it. No sense of empowerment. Public humiliation in some meetings. Internal demos are a farce. You may develop a good product only to see it publicly nitpicked over some trivial issue. No, its not Apple's culture of excellence if thats what you are thinking. Schedule is king. Beware if you slip. Constant stress and negativity. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    How does one change the incorrigible?


  6. Helpful (8)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Captain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Captain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Outdated Technology Stack, Methodologies and Processes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - colleagues are generally nice and competent people
    - new campus with lots of parking and free drinks
    - weekly informal get-together

    Cons

    - product is married to a proprietary technology stack that is hard to learn, poorly documented, and has a limited feature set
    - aversion to open source, with a strong not-invented-here mentality (Ariba Web does not count)
    - open hostility towards engineering practices like test automation, code coverage, etc. that do not directly correlate to new or better features
    - outdated engineering processes

    Advice to Management

    From an engineering perspective, spend some time to clean up your technical debt and embrace modern engineering processes

    From a management perspective, please don't drive your engineers to work nights and weekends.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible leadership, terrible place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The one good thing about Ariba is they give a lot of vacation time. But you need it if you have to deal with all the political BS there.

    Cons

    The people and the politics. There are a few good people, but for the most part nobody gives a crap and just looks out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Your incompetence is unmatched in any company I've ever seen.



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