Ariba
2.7 of 5 213 reviews
www.ariba.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ariba Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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2.7 213 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Ariba Chairman and CEO Bob Calderoni

Bob Calderoni

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    High pressure, poor work-life balance, upper mgmt priorities skewed by SAP acquisition

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsStrength of the people in general. Pay is good.

    ConsUnrealistic 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great professional team of colleagues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe work was challenging and exciting. Great team support from colleagues.

    ConsAriba needed to be more agile in its decision making processes and adapt to working with fast paced, dynamic partners in its ecosystem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needed to embrace and invest in new ways of developing solutions and partnerships to keep up with the high growth direction in the SaaS arena.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good company to work for

    Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

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

    ConsIn 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to start out and get some experience

    Customer Support Assistant (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros- good bonuses
    - lots of opportunity to advance
    - lots of training opportunities depending on your professional interests
    - easy to access downtown location, very nice office space compared to other companies ive worked at

    Cons- extreme nepotism, cliques, some of the least intelligent people i've worked with get promoted quickly
    - starting pay isn't great
    - call center daily grind can be overwhelming and depressing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No work life balance, good pay, lot of learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAriba has a fast paced environment where you can expect to face new challenges all the time. You learn a lot about cloud engineering.

    ConsDo not expect to have a work life balance. People work twice as hard due to poor infrastructure and tight schedules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet serious about work life balance. Not just talk about it but show results,

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    Ok, but lots of room for improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSolid foundation and great benefits

    ConsOld code base and slow to innovate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsWork challenges are great. Lots of responsibility. Chances to shine are many. Things looking great with the SAP acquisition.

    ConsWork-life balance is very hard to maintain. Inspite of doing great work, rewards are far and few. Growth is slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people, especially the ones who are bringing in the revenue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Good Company

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is flexible to your needs, group of smart individuals, great training program.

    ConsApplying resources to the project is not an efficient process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    trying to make it but not quite

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people, generally working together as a team

    Conscompany could never quite become the leader it wanted to be despite acquisition

    Advice to Senior Managementget acquired (they did!)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company if you don't work on Customer Support

    Customer Support Assistant (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood salary and benefits. Beer Fridays are a plus, never heard of an American company that would provide this treat to their workers.
     The good pay and benefits can be a plus to keep people working as a customer support agents, since the lack of good management and the work load can be stressful and unpleasant.
    The environment is very laid back, although management sucked while I was there, the agents are always helping each other, which helps to reduce de stress that the job can bring.

    ConsAriba is a good company to work for overall. The department you work for can determine your Ariba experience.
    For example, the Customer Support Department is one of the less recognized in the company. Agents work very lengthy hours compared to other departments, and are sometimes treated by management almost as slaves, without much chances of promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should treat customer support agents as humans and not as machines. Give them chance to express themselves. Shouldn't make them feel forced to stay on the phone and no time to think or concentrate in an issue.
    Management should understand that happy employees are more important than bonuses that workers can earn in the end of the year. Happy employees are the ones that feel valued and not used by the company. That see that their work is recognized not only by 10's they get in the surveys, but by showing them that the company cares and value them as individuals.
    Management is not formed by managers, but with people that are in those positions based on the network they have in the company that secured them the position.

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