Ariba Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Not so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    How does one change the incorrigible?


  2. Company with a great potential for the next gen eCommerce

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great customer base that uses Ariba on a daily basis

    Cons

    Need to be more agile towards innovation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (5)

    No innovation, old technology stacks

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ariba 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.

    Cons

    No 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.


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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good employer working to grow

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 Management

    Simplify all the processes and embrace change.


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (2)

    great team, great benefits ...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 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


  9. Helpful (8)

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Laid 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good people but needs more energy

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Energy in the workplace was low

    Advice to Management

    More team building required


  11. Helpful (10)

    A huge waste of career time fixing their proprietary bugs. AVOID THESE GUYS!

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

    I have been working at Ariba

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about huge configuration management issues and a **few** other interesting pickups. Good benefits and vacation.

    Cons

    Extremely arrogant management, very click-ish, terrible people skills, poor work life balance, millions of lines of code that is ancient and of little value to your next employer, very old architecture. They are opening a Shanghai development center and heavily staffing their Bangalore development center. You will spend a lot of time talking to them to all hours of the night. You will be assigned to work on bugs for your first year of employment. If you do not excel at this, you will not make the cut and will be let go. Absolutely no documentation and people are so stressed with work, few people will take the time help you out. You are on your own, Pilgrim.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and appreciate your people and not just the ones who have been there 10 years and know all the code.



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