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"Good to be the leader"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

- 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Ariba

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place - fast paced, not for faint of heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of very smart people
    Lot of opportunity to contribute and grow
    Good products which give it market leadership
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Quality issues have plagued Ariba

    Advice to Management

    Need to make the org good for an average employee. Not all employees are willing to be pushed to their limits.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Workload"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in working arrangements as an option

    Cons

    Lack of Management training and/or recognition; Keep your head down and just do your job, oh and the job of 2 other people that we let go/reassigned as we aren't going to backfill;

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the "rah rah everyone is working hard - keep it up" and just tell everyone it's not going to stop - you are going to work way more hours than you have in a day and you just need to suck it up.

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