Ariba Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Best company in my career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good work environment. Learned new tools and technologies
    Free lunch, beer bash on Fridays

    Cons

    Lot of work before the release(i.e. too many projects to handle)

    Advice to Management

    Good job...!
    Advice not required.

  2. BDM

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, people, and had promotional movement through the company

    Cons

    Was bought by another company all senior leadership left.

  3. Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    great culture, good benefits (although cut by SAP)

    Cons

    bad communication with management. virtual management does not always work

    Advice to Management

    no advise.

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  5. Nice company.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Less variable component. Product company culture. Experienced team.

    Cons

    Less internal mobility. Slow growth rate. Overload at times. Not quality amneties.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees concerns and issues. The steering committee never seem to be in sync with common employees.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Legacy code base

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reverse engineer and learn from code developed by brilliant engineers.

    Cons

    Legacy code. When Ariba started, they had high end engineers move from Apple. In the late 90's and early 2000, they created a lot of the things we take for granted today. The OR mapping layer is brilliant. Same with the UI rendering engine AribaWeb.

    The management has been reducing staff. This means that there is a lot of legacy code that hasn't been maintained. Trying to debug that is a nightmare, you try to problem 1 and create three more problems.

    Advice to Management

    Need more engineers.

  7. Smart people, great flexibility, work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perks, company culture, company values, comfortable environment, lot's of young people.

    Cons

    Long hours, high turnover, sluggish corporate decision making processes.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great! Keep it up.

  8. Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, great technical strength, and working environment

    Cons

    There was always a worry about lay offs, may have changed now since it is an SAP company.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Good company, but avoid Customer Support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay when coming from another company
    - Nice benefits, including free lunch on Wednesday, beer on Friday, and near European-style maternity/paternity leave
    - Lots of opportunity for growth & advancement
    - Fast-paced environment - never a shortage of work that needs to be done

    Cons

    - Weak merit increases (though at least they have them) and pay bumps when changing positions internally
    - Rampant nepotism/favoritism in Customer Support
    - Performance goals for different teams are in direct opposition to each other (very little "for the customer" mentality despite management's insistence)

    Advice to Management

    Are we trying to do what's best for the customer or what's best for SAP and the Sales team's commissions? You can't ask everyone to work together but at the same time have everyone's bonus goals in direct opposition to each other.

  10. A great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company that takes care of its people. Opportunity to work on variety of things in the procurement space. If you like to see your work used by customers quickly this is the place to be

    Cons

    For senior management there may not be much of work-life balance. But in general you keep normal work hours

  11. Helpful (4)

    I would give 2.5 stars if I could

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supplier Program Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Supplier Program Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation days, sick time, beer Fridays, free lunch Wednesdays.
    I like my coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    The workload is highly unmanageable. I realize that certain quarters are busier than others, however we are constantly short staffed and are currently in a hiring freeze, while the network ramps up and we have more work to do than ever. So i guess a plus from this is job security, but personally, it has been at the expense of my health and well being. My stress level has been through the roof.

    There is really no training, you are just thrown in with the sharks. Most people in my department (billing-collections) are too busy to train. Some people here literally do the bare minimum all day and my department is working non-stop for 45+ hours/week.

    The pay is pretty good but for the amount of work and responsibilities, I honestly would expect more.

    If you want to move up in your career here , you have to get on someone's good side and stay there. Good luck doing that when you are drowning in work.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your teams. Take employee feedback and put it to good use when evaluating your departments.

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