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Ariba Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
260 Reviews

2.7
260 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Love the work/life balance;enjoy laid back work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • In my short stint, I interacted with some smart people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • HR says work life balance is there, but dont give any support for employees working late nights (in 14 reviews)

  • If 40% of staff is only managing who is left out to do Bug Fixing (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ehh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Good people who are fun to work with.
    Good Office Culture.
    Young Company

    Cons

    To many managers, not enough workers.
    Very Micro-managed
    EVERYTHING is metric driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what it was like to actually work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High Expectations delivered spinning cycles

    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Great team members hoping for a miracle

    Cons

    Clueless management and wasting cycles of invention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It has been nothing but a dream filled with endless opportunity to grow and develop.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.Incredible culture.Overall incredible company! The company really takes csre of you.They also give you the tools and training to succeed.

    Cons

    Very slow to get things done administratively.The on boarding process was not that great.Took two months to get all of my administrative permissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more closely with lower level employees to keep them better informed of big picture goals.

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  5.  

    An awesome culture with talented employees willing to share their knowledge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Seller Account Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Strategic Seller Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    For the first time in my career I am treated as an adult who can manage my time and projects without being micromanaged. The culture is one where you are given the ability to obtain your goals on your own schedule whether that be 8am or 8pm it's up to you. This concept actually makes you more productive as you chose the best time to optimize your time.

    Cons

    Due to the size and complexity of the various departments you have to be someone who is willing to reach out to others for guidance and product knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promoting the culture, never allow it to die!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    High pressure, poor work-life balance, upper mgmt priorities skewed by SAP acquisition

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

    Pros

    Strength of the people in general. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Unrealistic dreams, insufficient funding to actually deliver. Many projects have gotten killed as a result.
    Really heavy process creates too much friction. Lack of willingness to prioritize and really fix things.
    Things now worse with the SAP acquisition. Is quite political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, Fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beer Friday was nice. San Fran is not a far drive from Sunnyvale

    Cons

    Short and simple, Ariba maintains a system and employee culture where they are far too busy putting out fires and far, far, far too busy to consider doing anything at all to prevent them from blazing out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only you can prevent forest fires

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ariba cares for their employees, competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    There is room for growth, but it's not always clear on how to move in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Lot of smart people to learn from, cutting age cloud technology- Can't get any better

    Cons

    In technical Support, Company does not hire fast to back fill positions, therefore ignoring quality of life for employees who are crushed with double time workload.

    Company mostly goes for inexperience at first line management level which creates tons of wrong intricate situations and high employees turn over.
    The scary thing is to know that they seem to feel every thing is fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, not very great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great package, great benefits, beer bashes and holiday package

    Cons

    not lot of opportunity for growth

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not that great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The benefits and vacation time are good. For some teams, it has a very flexible working hours and locations. Pays are OK as well!

    Cons

    It depends on the team you work for. For customer support organization, if you are young (fresh out of high school), and good looking (for women), you will get promoted very fast. Otherwise, you will be working at the same job forever. For the commercial team, it depends on who you know and not what you know. If you are a managers puppy, you will get promoted really fast! Overall, there is no direction with the management, no clear guidance! And half of the time, they don't even know how to do their jobs!That is why it got acquired by SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know they don't care, so no words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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