Ariba

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Still feel the pain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great company with a start up feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start out and get some experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Ariba full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good bonuses
    - lots of opportunity to advance
    - lots of training opportunities depending on your professional interests
    - easy to access downtown location, very nice office space compared to other companies ive worked at

    Cons

    - extreme nepotism, cliques, some of the least intelligent people i've worked with get promoted quickly
    - starting pay isn't great
    - call center daily grind can be overwhelming and depressing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not that great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    My worst job, a real nightmare as an APAC customer support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free drinks, free lunch once every week
    Can Access SAP resources
    Great location

    Cons

    1. The coworkers here the the rudest I've velvet had! No one offers help to new hire
    2. Full of depressed, low caliber coworkers
    3. Manager is incompetent, offer little help to newcomers
    4. The hr people lack professionalism, and the while hr department is dysfunctional.
    5. Extremely low wages
    6. Everyone here are unhappy and look depressed

    Do not come here, it'll be your nightmare!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a friendly workplace, launch real employee development programs.
    Improve morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Supplier Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplier Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Supplier Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    No work life balance, good pay, lot of learning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Ariba has a fast paced environment where you can expect to face new challenges all the time. You learn a lot about cloud engineering.

    Cons

    Do not expect to have a work life balance. People work twice as hard due to poor infrastructure and tight schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about work life balance. Not just talk about it but show results,

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