Ariba

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Ariba Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
238 Reviews
2.9
238 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 13 reviews)


Cons
  • HR says work life balance is there, but dont give any support for employees working late nights (in 15 reviews)

  • If 40% of staff is only managing who is left out to do Bug Fixing (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Slow Innovation but Market Leading

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, Fire

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beer Friday was nice. San Fran is not a far drive from Sunnyvale

    Cons

    Short and simple, Ariba maintains a system and employee culture where they are far too busy putting out fires and far, far, far too busy to consider doing anything at all to prevent them from blazing out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only you can prevent forest fires

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Still feel the pain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Still feel the pain of working here after bailing out months ago. And its not just for me but a lot of folks who have worked there. You would think that there would be some fond memories. The deterioration started with tagging people as "resources", putting them on a spreadsheet, and allocation them to random projects without any training or ramp up time as a 100% resource. The company should realize that skills are not interchangeable, a good app engineer may not be a good infrastructure engineer or a UI engineer. Let people do the jobs that they are good at and give them choices - it will benefit both the people and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management only mismanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of smart people to learn from, cutting age cloud technology- Can't get any better

    Cons

    In technical Support, Company does not hire fast to back fill positions, therefore ignoring quality of life for employees who are crushed with double time workload.

    Company mostly goes for inexperience at first line management level which creates tons of wrong intricate situations and high employees turn over.
    The scary thing is to know that they seem to feel every thing is fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, not very great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    great package, great benefits, beer bashes and holiday package

    Cons

    not lot of opportunity for growth

  9.  

    Great professional team of colleagues

    • 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

    Pros

    The work was challenging and exciting. Great team support from colleagues.

    Cons

    Ariba needed to be more agile in its decision making processes and adapt to working with fast paced, dynamic partners in its ecosystem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needed to embrace and invest in new ways of developing solutions and partnerships to keep up with the high growth direction in the SaaS arena.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not that great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and vacation time are good. For some teams, it has a very flexible working hours and locations. Pays are OK as well!

    Cons

    It depends on the team you work for. For customer support organization, if you are young (fresh out of high school), and good looking (for women), you will get promoted very fast. Otherwise, you will be working at the same job forever. For the commercial team, it depends on who you know and not what you know. If you are a managers puppy, you will get promoted really fast! Overall, there is no direction with the management, no clear guidance! And half of the time, they don't even know how to do their jobs!That is why it got acquired by SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know they don't care, so no words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with a start up feel

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    • 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 (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

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