Ariba Reviews

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    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.

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Ariba Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ariba in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I contacted one of the recruiter at Ariba and got a reply back saying they have a opening. They sent two set of programing question out of which I need to answer one. Questions - 1. Remove comments from JSON files 2. How to find if two graphs are connected and what's the shortest distance between given two nodes. Next round was a telephonic and was pretty good. Asked me about project and question on core Java libraries. HashMap, Hashtable, multithreading etc. Next round they called me at onsite and I had four rounds. Here the are the list of questions - 1. Implement single linkedList, Implement iterator methods hashNext and next. Design a dashboard system to show sales data, Design a database schema for University ( students, courses, professors etc ), write a program to give the first non repeating character. Few more questions on Java.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not prepared for SQLs and asked quite a few questions on SQL joins.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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Website www.ariba.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Acquired By SAP
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Oracle, Emptoris

Ariba helps ensure that your supplies arrive in a timely fashion. The company provides spend management software and consulting services used by manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to connect with suppliers and to manage procurement. Its applications automate buying, help target preferred suppliers, and manage enterprise sourcing. Companies use its tools to procure such services as equipment repair, temporary staffing, and travel. Ariba works with more than 150 million suppliers. The company gets the majority of its revenues in North America. Customers have included... More

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