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Ariba Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
64 Reviews
4.0
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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.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    no advise.

  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people 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
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ariba as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good energy; employees enjoy working and having fun together; fine facility

    Cons

    Creeping SAPism that might restrict the freedom of Aribians to run things with the
    nimbleness and speed required in Silicon Valley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to maintain autonomy and avoid being straight-jacketed by creeping rules and regulations from SAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Summer internship that turned into a contract position

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good manager on my team

    Cons

    Tedious work, disorganized teams, poor office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Slow Innovation but Market Leading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Ariba full-time

    Pros

    Ariba (especially with its acquisition by SAP) is a major player in spend management software and business commerce. It is a great place to begin your career and get experience (while earning a decent salary). The SAP ownership opens many doors to employees as the company grows.

    Much of the small/mid-sized company feel had changed before I left, but teams working around office locations were still tight-knit (of those people that actually did come into an office).

    Great time-off policy.

    Cons

    It is frustrating to see the company develop new technology so slowly. It feels like there is not much room for innovation and that Ariba did not adapt to more agile competition until it was far too late.

    There seemed to be a major off-shore shift in development during my time there. While the overseas developers were strong, the standard challenges of working across time zones really hurt the speed and flexibility of the product development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company that was a high flyer but settled into a very durable ongoing business

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

    I worked at Ariba full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    interesting space to be in during the dot com days

    Cons

    management tended to have their favorites and consolidated those people in whatever location they were in so it was sometimes hard to move up if you did not want to relocate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Ariba cares for their employees, competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    There is room for growth, but it's not always clear on how to move in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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