Ariba Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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Pros
  • There's a decent work-life balance s (in 14 reviews)

  • Love the work/life balance;enjoy laid back work environment (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • For senior management there may not be much of work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • If 40% of staff is only managing who is left out to do Bug Fixing (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Best company in my career

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

    I have been working at Ariba as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good work environment. Learned new tools and technologies
    Free lunch, beer bash on Fridays

    Cons

    Lot of work before the release(i.e. too many projects to handle)

    Advice to Management

    Good job...!
    Advice not required.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunity for innovation

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed teams make it difficult at times to communicate

    Advice to Management

    Faster on demand releases


  3. Helpful (3)

    Rewarding place to work, fast and growth oriented space

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    Building 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 Management

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


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  5. Good Place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, great technical strength, and working environment

    Cons

    There was always a worry about lay offs, may have changed now since it is an SAP company.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ariba as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good energy; employees enjoy working and having fun together; fine facility

    Cons

    Creeping SAPism that might restrict the freedom of Aribians to run things with the
    nimbleness and speed required in Silicon Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to maintain autonomy and avoid being straight-jacketed by creeping rules and regulations from SAP


  7. A great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company that takes care of its people. Opportunity to work on variety of things in the procurement space. If you like to see your work used by customers quickly this is the place to be

    Cons

    For senior management there may not be much of work-life balance. But in general you keep normal work hours


  8. Summer internship that turned into a contract position

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

    I have been working at Ariba as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good manager on my team

    Cons

    Tedious work, disorganized teams, poor office culture


  9. Helpful (1)

    Cloud based environment connecting buyers and suppliers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Intern - Marketing Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ariba as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    Principle software engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment. Nice location. High software standard.

    Cons

    Schedule management. Resource management. Task ownership.

    Advice to Management

    More communications


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good job with a company going through a rebirth

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is in a great place to capitalize on it's position in the industry as the market rebounds. But aside from the company position, it's an employer that does a great job of giving flexibility, work/life balance and good compensation.

    Cons

    Communication across the multiple cities and departments could be better. And sometimes it feels as though we can't decide if we are a big or small company, the danger being we'll slip into the bad characteristics of each.

    Advice to Management

    We need more open access and communication with senior leaders and decision makers. The company is not so large that we shouldn't have good, fast, open communication across teams, departments, vertical titles and locations.



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