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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Ariba

Pros

Time off and flexibility in your work

Cons

Lack of recognition, poor management and communication, no career opportunity.
They won't help you in your career, and depending on who your manager is, your team will be treated with more or less respect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace most of the half developers/managers by real managers and start taking real decisions to make the company move forward!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Ariba is a good place to work for a short period of time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my coworkers. The medical benefits are ok and Ariba also offers educational reimbursement. At times the enviroment is a "sink or swim" type of enviroment which can lead to great (or not so great) learning experiences. Ariba does offer a lot of vacation time along with winter break (week after Christmas Ariba is closed). There are other perks depending on where you are located....if you are in the CA office you get a free gym membership, work your own hours, have a special time off policy and get to rub elbows with the "big dogs". If you are not in the CA office you most likely have a different time off policy that says you lose your time at the end of the year, no free gym but you do get free cans of soda while in the office.

    Cons

    I have not had any assistance with career devolpment. Upper management never seems to be able to make a decision so we just keep going with the flow. There are a ton of manual processes due to Ariba's internal structure but managment still refuses to make a decision about changing the processes to save time/money. Every decision that is made by managment is based on how other managers will feel about this change. No one seems to want to be the bad guy and make the difficult decisions. A lot of Aribas policys are not followed and employees are advised that the policy is just a guideline and the ultimate decision is up to your manager. This allows for a lot of anger to build due to one group being allowed to do one thing but another is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're employees are unhappy - make some changes that are good for them.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent way to learn about companies

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    Current Employee - Consulting in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Consulting in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Ariba

    Pros

    Freedom in working and opportunity for development, Option wo work across verticals and differnt industries.
    Interaction with the top management of the clients.
    One gets to analyse and focus on the key spends accross the entire spend portfolio of the client.
    Greater management responsibility and excellent and progressive procurement tools and process to manage.
    Excellent work culture.

    Cons

    Not a very recognized brand name in Consulting like Mckinsey, Accenture etc.
    lack of focus on bottomlines for most of the progressice companies makes it a challenge to target many potential organizations.
    Too much travel, totally dependent on the client locations and project requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on increasing presence in Asia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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