Ariba

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  1.  

    High Expectations delivered spinning cycles

    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great team members hoping for a miracle

    Cons

    Clueless management and wasting cycles of invention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Technology Stack , Away from Modern World...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and warm. People are willing to help and spend time with you.

    Cons

    - slow and averse of change
    - not aware of latest trend of industry
    - risk of failure supersedes willingness to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - bring change agents and give them authority to make changes
    - let technology leaders to go to technology conferences and learn new thing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    High pressure, poor work-life balance, upper mgmt priorities skewed by SAP acquisition

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

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

    Pros

    Strength of the people in general. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Unrealistic dreams, insufficient funding to actually deliver. Many projects have gotten killed as a result.
    Really heavy process creates too much friction. Lack of willingness to prioritize and really fix things.
    Things now worse with the SAP acquisition. Is quite political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Slow Innovation but Market Leading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • 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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, Fire

    • 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 (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

  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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