Ariba - It's who you know, not what you do | Glassdoor
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"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
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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?

Other Employee Reviews for Ariba

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good job with a company going through a rebirth"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is in a great place to capitalize on it's position in the industry as the market rebounds. But aside from the company position, it's an employer that does a great job of giving flexibility, work/life balance and good compensation.

    Cons

    Communication across the multiple cities and departments could be better. And sometimes it feels as though we can't decide if we are a big or small company, the danger being we'll slip into the bad characteristics of each.

    Advice to Management

    We need more open access and communication with senior leaders and decision makers. The company is not so large that we shouldn't have good, fast, open communication across teams, departments, vertical titles and locations.


  2. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were better than average.

    Cons

    Different level of people vs what you work with in management consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Hire more from other management consulting firms

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