Ariba Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  • There's a decent work-life balance s (in 14 reviews)

  • Love the work/life balance;enjoy laid back work environment (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • For senior management there may not be much of work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • If 40% of staff is only managing who is left out to do Bug Fixing (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Customer Support Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience and a good foundation to start with and learn a large amount of Sourcing and Procurement information to further your career.

    Cons

    Need to work harder to get noticed. Hard to get into other departments. If you are not immersed in the corporate culture you will not be promoted.l

    Advice to Management

    Please start a more comprehensive career plan for current employees. Start to become more immersed in the day to day operations of the specialists and make sure that they have all of the resources that they need.


  2. Customer service intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Ariba as an intern

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

    Pros

    This is a great company that allows you an opportunity as a student. The team is young and energetic and everyone is always willing to help.

    Cons

    There really are not many cons. I have had a great experience and have been able to learn a lot.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing!


  3. BDM

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Best company in my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Nice company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Legacy code base

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Good company, but avoid Customer Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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