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Ariba Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
242 Reviews
2.8
242 Reviews
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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.  

    Fast paced

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ariba

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I would give 2.5 stars if I could

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    • 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 a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not an efficient sales-enabling company after the acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Modern workplace, relaxed environment,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need more realistic expectations regarding work balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a good place - before SAP purchase

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider returning to the original account ownership structure.

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

    Has potential for a good career if you can deal with the culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ariba

    Pros

    Really diverse co-workers, something for everyone and always challenging due to the customers.

    Projects can be interesting with the right teams.

    Departments can be fun with the right group of individuals.

    Cons

    Changes direction yearly. Makes it hard to actually accomplish when projects are longer than a year at times.

    Culture creates silos/division in work based on location

    People are resources that can be moved about not viewed as people with talent/skills to develop long lasting honed teams

    Too much emphasis on color/checklists for metrics and not actual understanding of improving and growth.

    Ignores the employee Feedback studies down both internally and externally provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites.
    Stop letting folks coast through
    Let those with different ideas and processes through instead of saying'That's how we've always done it'
    Stop breaking up good teams and ending up loosing people because of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ehh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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
  10. 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

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

    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
  11.  

    Great professional team of colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ariba full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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