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Pros
  • There is great emphasis on Work/Life Balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Flexible Working hours, Supportive Management, Offsites, Free Meals & Cab facility, Medical Insurance, Work from Home Option (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance is non-existent in the customer-facing roles (in 23 reviews)

  • Another thing, if you're a field consultant, you will have a very long hours with no work life balance while you're in a project, guaranteed (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Still feel the pain"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    There is no management only mismanagement.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not so good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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?

  3. "Company with a great potential for the next gen eCommerce"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  4. Helpful (5)

    "No innovation, old technology stacks"

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cloud based environment connecting buyers and suppliers"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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"

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    • 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"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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 ..."

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ariba full-time (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 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"

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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"

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    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


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