Ariba

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Ariba Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
232 Reviews
2.9
232 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's a decent work-life balance s (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, plenty of opportunities to learn and advance ones knowledge (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.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but avoid Customer Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would give 2.5 stars if I could

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Ariba full-time

    Pros

    good company good people stable company
    challenging work

    Cons

    technology is old
    very few talented guys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The LQ and DQ is consuming lot of resources. something to work. lot of energy is spent on that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer internship that turned into a contract position

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

    I have been working at Ariba as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good manager on my team

    Cons

    Tedious work, disorganized teams, poor office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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
  9.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    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.

  10.  

    High Expectations delivered spinning cycles

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

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

    Pros

    Great team members hoping for a miracle

    Cons

    Clueless management and wasting cycles of invention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (less than an year)

    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

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