Ariba Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
262 Reviews

2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Love the work/life balance;enjoy laid back work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • In my short stint, I interacted with some smart people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • HR says work life balance is there, but dont give any support for employees working late nights (in 14 reviews)

  • If 40% of staff is only managing who is left out to do Bug Fixing (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ariba - A Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Demand Management Executive  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Demand Management Executive in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Ariba full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work hard play hard
    Results driven environment
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Somewhat micro managed/metrics driven environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lose your values with the SAP aquisition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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 for less than a 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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  5.  

    Great company with a start up feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ariba full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very intrepreneural and has great vision

    Cons

    bought by SAP, which will have the effect of causing inertia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep small company feel and keep employees satisfies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place with opportunities

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are opportunities to do different things all the time. Some people may not like changes often but it affords people the chance to try new things.
    People are available and willing to help you at all levels.

    Cons

    There is no hand holding you through your carrier. You must take ownership of it yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, exciting products, lots of opportunities for advancement.
    The majority of people like what they do and are happy which leads to a positive environment.

    Cons

    The acquisition by SAP will bring changes (mostly good). If you don't like change that could be an issue for some. On the other hand, it opens up lots of additional career options for those that can deal with change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kill the Ariba culture and the start up mentality with big company stuff...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunity for innovation

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed teams make it difficult at times to communicate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster on demand releases

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding place to work, fast and growth oriented space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    As an engineer, one can work on stuff that has a big impact on the world of b2b commerce. Big customers and high volume cloud commerce site. There is pressure no doubt, but high rewards for successful folks too.

    Cons

    Building and operating a 24x7 cloud commerce site can come with its share of challenges and pressures. Distributed offices across the united states and now in many other parts of the world (thanks to the various acquisitions) makes collaboration harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more tools and processes to help with collaboration between different offices. Also - more training for new engineers would help them get effective sooner

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I can't complain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    I think they have a Pro Employee attitude:

    - When the recession hit there were wage freezes but they also doubled the 401(k) matching. Not many companies that I know made that kind of effo

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can get a little out of control sometimes, such is the life of a sales organization though

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    * Culture is fantastic, people are great
    * Work hard/play hard
    * Respected by my manager and my peers, great atmosphere
    * Ariba hires top notch, sharp, well rounded and diverse employees
    * Benefits are best of the best
    * Market leader in the space
    * My manager supports and advocates his team, fights for resources and visibility
    * I am proud to work for Ariba, I am challenged and rewarded

    Cons

    * Salaries could be more competitive
    * could be a more formal career path (growth) track for some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Quarterly Town Hall meetings are valuable and appreciated, it's valuabe to have access to Senior management to ask questions and get updates on the bigger picture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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