Ariba
2.7 of 5 213 reviews
www.ariba.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ariba Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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2.7 213 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Ariba Chairman and CEO Bob Calderoni

Bob Calderoni

(126 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Love the work/life balance;enjoy laid back work environment"
    in 11 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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    It has been nothing but a dream filled with endless opportunity to grow and develop.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementWork more closely with lower level employees to keep them better informed of big picture goals.

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    An awesome culture with talented employees willing to share their knowledge.

    Strategic Seller Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFor 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.

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementContinue promoting the culture, never allow it to die!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with a start up feel

    Director (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    Prosvery intrepreneural and has great vision

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep small company feel and keep employees satisfies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsVery good managers. great team members
    excellent Indian HR head other HR members also very good.
    very challenging work.

    ConsThe products are very big. needs hard work and time to pick things
    If you join wait for 6 months then you will start understanding products

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work & excel if you have got passion & believe yourself

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Fantastic work culture
    2. Freedom to work in your own style but of course with accountability
    3. Get rewarded well if you do good job
    4. Transparency in processes
    5. Ample opportunities to excel if you really driven with passion; creativity & innovation
    6. Understanding; caring; matured; rightly experienced; approachable & growth driven top management
    7. Convenient location (centrally located in the city)
    8. Great place to work for a longer duration

    ConsBarely I can think of any. I feel things change if we want to change ourselves. If you do same thing again & again, you will get same results. There is nothing like real magic in this world. We have to strive for progress to get rewarded. If someone wants free lunches, they should go to Temples & Gurudwaras.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in & give more opportunities to IDC Team to show what they can do. I bet you will be benefited out of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place with opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work environment

    Customer Support Assistant In Sourcing (Former Employee)
    Prague (Czech Republic)

    ProsExcellent work environment, support and training, continuous feedback from the superiors, many benefits, Fexi-Pass, Team building activities, very transparent and centralized employee data base management, professional and brilliant people

    ConsI have not experienced any negative aspect of working at Ariba

    Advice to Senior Managementplease keep on being that excellent :-)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsSmart 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementDon't kill the Ariba culture and the start up mentality with big company stuff...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsChallenging work, opportunity for innovation

    ConsGeographically dispersed teams make it difficult at times to communicate

    Advice to Senior ManagementFaster on demand releases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding place to work, fast and growth oriented space

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAs 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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