Ariba Reviews

Updated June 20, 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. Lucky few work in happening projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ariba full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, I think!
    Recently SAP Policies - mostly good.
    Office Shuttles.
    Some get lucky to work in the cloud area on new technologies.

    Cons

    Unless you are in happening project, nothing really to learn or improve on, especially for a senior role.
    Not sure if other teams felt the same issue but couple of teams' management had poor culture of treating employees as just resources. It is all about bug fix count. Hopefully SAP culture seeps in faster.


  2. 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.


  3. Software Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ariba full-time

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies. Large number of SAAS software customers

    Cons

    Old tech stack. not a lot new opportunities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    average engineering company, technology wise behind, if you are a technology driven guy, don't go here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ariba

    Pros

    above average company perks, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lacking centralize domain knowledge repository, technology isolate


  6. Nice company.

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    • 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.


  7. Fast paced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ariba

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and benefits. Willingness to help others on team. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy workload that is hard to measure. Not everyone on team has pay/workload in their favor.


  8. Helpful (5)

    I would give 2.5 stars if I could

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Modern workplace, relaxed environment,

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to reach ceo. Beer fridays, great pay and bonuses. Work from home flexibility, cool boss, clean environment

    Cons

    Late conference calls, not enough diversity, high work volume, unrealistic time management expectations, group work evaluations weekly so your mistakes are seen by everyone. Salesmen constantly calling and emailing expecting miracles. constant policy changes

    Advice to Management

    Need more realistic expectations regarding work balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not an efficient sales-enabling company after the acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great counterparts who want to succeed
    Good benefits and 401k match
    Decent salary and great compensation for making your number

    Cons

    Change messaging annually, hard to hit a groove with the different information. Required an annual certification, but no guidance on the information, you were expected to understand it with no questions.
    Management team was highly stressed and that rolled down hill, making the sales pressure high.
    Didn't get a good direction for where the company was headed with solutions and customer offerings.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor the sales teams in how to best partner with SAP AE's and deliver solutions that customers need. The semi-annual performance reviews should be more interactive and helpful for professional development for each employee.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Was a good place - before SAP purchase

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked 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

    The best reason to work at Ariba is the proven market solution, with a well known brand in a competitive market.

    Cons

    In the SAP sales model, business unit sales reps are essentially in overlay roles. The SAP Core reps are the account owners, and the BU reps are solution specialists. Another con is the mega bureaucracy with a long line of approvals for even the smallest of contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Consider returning to the original account ownership structure.



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