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Ariba Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
11 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cloud based environment connecting buyers and suppliers

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, fast paced. Innovative ideas with a strong working community. Just moved t new offices. Great amenities such as cafe and gym.

    Cons

    Many employees hard to get to know everyone even in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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

    Principle software engineer

    • 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

    Good environment. Nice location. High software standard.

    Cons

    Schedule management. Resource management. Task ownership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with a company going through a rebirth

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    The company is in a great place to capitalize on it's position in the industry as the market rebounds. But aside from the company position, it's an employer that does a great job of giving flexibility, work/life balance and good compensation.

    Cons

    Communication across the multiple cities and departments could be better. And sometimes it feels as though we can't decide if we are a big or small company, the danger being we'll slip into the bad characteristics of each.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more open access and communication with senior leaders and decision makers. The company is not so large that we shouldn't have good, fast, open communication across teams, departments, vertical titles and locations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place - fast paced, not for faint of heart

    • 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

    Lot of very smart people
    Lot of opportunity to contribute and grow
    Good products which give it market leadership
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Quality issues have plagued Ariba

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make the org good for an average employee. Not all employees are willing to be pushed to their limits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    - Interesting technogy on UI framework and persistence framework
    - Good compensation
    - very nice team workers
    - nice working environment

    Cons

    - company not growing much
    - limited career upward opportunity
    - long working hour
    - hard to balance work and life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Have more face-to-face communication with employees
    - Have more focused message and stick to it
    - Be more aggressive on growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you are in a senior position.

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Motivated & talented employees. Spend management on-demand is something that will be a killer business app. It has taken a long time for Ariba to build these application and now there seems to be some pay-off. Engineering teams are pretty strong. Also, lately there is a sense of renewed vigor.

    Cons

    Company focus can waver sometimes. Also, some management issues from time to time. Product management as an organization is not very strong. Sometimes there is a tendency to come across "my way or the highway" kind of senior managers. Profits have been elusive for a long time now and that doesnt help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for key players need to be reviewed. There is a strong resentment againt some of the senior leadership amongst the ranks and it will help to do things in order to curb that.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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