Ariba
2.7 of 5 201 reviews
www.ariba.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ariba Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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2.8 40 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Ariba Chairman and CEO Bob Calderoni

Bob Calderoni

(21 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Company with a great potential for the next gen eCommerce

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsGreat customer base that uses Ariba on a daily basis

ConsNeed to be more agile towards innovation

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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Still feel the pain

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Ariba full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay and benefits are decent.

ConsStill 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 Senior ManagementThere is no management only mismanagement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not so good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsEnterprise software is a good domain to learn.
You can learn a lot if you are given the time.

ConsManagement layer above first line managers is bad. They will not admit the mistakes they make and push the blame down. People in power tend to abuse it. It certainly seems to be the case here. Top heavy. Process heavy. Process seems to be the solution to all problems but ends up exacerbating it. No sense of empowerment. Public humiliation in some meetings. Internal demos are a farce. You may develop a good product only to see it publicly nitpicked over some trivial issue. No, its not Apple's culture of excellence if thats what you are thinking. Schedule is king. Beware if you slip. Constant stress and negativity. No work life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementHow does one change the incorrigible?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No innovation, old technology stacks

Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Ariba full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAriba has a very rigorous recruitment process and the people hired are top notch.
Peers and colleagues will be very helpful and intelligent
Weekly beer bash on Fridays
Perks and benefits pretty decent by Bay area standard.
Flexible on working from home, good for people with family.

ConsNo innovation. They have a propriety code which is very heavy and interdependent among its modules. No documentation and takes time to learn.
Employee morale is very low. They keep on hiring more and more VPs, directors and PMs some of whom are of no good.
Some teams have to co-ordinate with India team on daily basis which can get frustrating.
Life for Ops team is a hell.
Senior management talks big in managerial and technical jargons and delivers less on paper.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employer working to grow

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba full-time for more than a year

ProsLarge company, stable employment, steady growth.
Flexible work hours
Owned by SAP

ConsLots of legacy code, struggling to keep it current. And innovate.
Lots of layers and groups
Train release model, with lots of moving parts.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify all the processes and embrace change.

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Cloud based environment connecting buyers and suppliers

Marketing Analyst (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Ariba as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat company, fast paced. Innovative ideas with a strong working community. Just moved t new offices. Great amenities such as cafe and gym.

ConsMany employees hard to get to know everyone even in the office

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Principle software engineer

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsGood environment. Nice location. High software standard.

ConsSchedule management. Resource management. Task ownership.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communications

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

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great team, great benefits ...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros- smart and motivated people to work with
- great support from management on career development
- ample vacation time

Cons- work long / weekend hours sometimes :(
- open to hear new ideas for improvement but slow (if at all) to adopt
- out of date, or lack of adequate documentation on processes in certain areas
- too many meetings (managers are sometimes hard to catch)

Advice to Senior Management- host more team building activities
- enforce importance of work-life balance
- listen to and consider employees ideas and concerns
- despite your all day meetings, make time for your employees

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

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Good for people who want to end their career here or retire....worst for others

Senior Captain (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Ariba full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get to work with talented and smart people.
Salary offered is competitive.

ConsLaid back approach, few new features/enhancement coming in.
Good for people who want to retire or end their career here.
They own a propriety stack which is poorly documented and not much help from peers.
No opportunities for new joiners and first year you shall be working on fixing bugs, editing csvs, xmls, etc
Energy level is very low amongst employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to motivate your employees, simply giving ppt presentations and talks every quarter doesn't help.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people but needs more energy

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Ariba full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people to work with

ConsEnergy in the workplace was low

Advice to Senior ManagementMore team building required

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