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"Good employer working to grow"

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

I have been working at Ariba full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Large company, stable employment, steady growth.
Flexible work hours
Owned by SAP

Cons

Lots of legacy code, struggling to keep it current. And innovate.
Lots of layers and groups
Train release model, with lots of moving parts.

Advice to Management

Simplify all the processes and embrace change.

Other Employee Reviews for Ariba

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Principle software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment. Nice location. High software standard.

    Cons

    Schedule management. Resource management. Task ownership.

    Advice to Management

    More communications


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A great company....and needs improvement with employee retention and development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ariba full-time

    Pros

    -Very talented, intelligent, and experienced individuals that work with you.
    -Fair compensation and very good benefits package with 20 days PTO allowing for work/life balance.
    -Working for a company that has created the B2B commerce marketplace and is #1 in that space.
    -Ability to travel, work mobile easily, and attend top-notch industry events.
    -Get to work on very interesting projects and learn a vast amount of knowledge on B2B commerce technologies

    Cons

    -Very tribal culture. There are tribes or teams of individuals that either work together on projects or report up to the same entity. Some tribes do not play well nor share well with others and severe communication breakdowns and lack of collaboration/political games frequently occur
    -Negative reinforcement culture. If you do something well, you typically don't hear about it or receive no positive feedback. However, if you do not meet expectations, you definitely hear about it.
    -Weak employee development programs. For years, it has been very tough for Ariba employees to climb up internally. Recently, there have been a string of promotions, but almost exclusively for individuals who have been here 5 years or more. There are no formal mentorships, PDP's (professional development plans), formal SMART goal measurement systems and weak 1:1 manager--direct report promotion path development.
    -Promotions. Do not expect to get promoted any time soon unless you have strong political alliances and/or have direct numbers tied to your performance (field marketing, inside sales, outside sales), or have worked here for more than 5 years. There are a lot of highly talented 'special teams' employees that either get ignored about or forgotten simply because of lack of visiblity and lack of buy-in from the highly political management ranks
    -Employee office culture. People show up....and they get out for the day. There are beer Fridays here but very little comradeship among employees. Those in tribes (or on large teams) have some alliance with each other but turnover has been high in those areas. The company has no employee initiatives for culture engagement...e.g. planned events for employees, no cafeteria, only tribal happy hours exist. It's also a me me me culture and very limited engagement from management to get to know their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees on the lower levels. It's important that you mine for any hidden talent that may exist there. Create a more open, dynamic culture that fosters innovation within rather than stifling it. Also, develop formal promotional programs for employees looking to move up, thus helping with employee retention- an invaluable and nearly incalculable asset to any firm. Decentralize the political tribes to be more collaborative with each other, rather than competing with one another.

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