Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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Pros
  • A good place for work/life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is growing up and going through several changes right now, but I believe they are on the right direction (in 12 reviews)

  • lots of growing pains but its a growing company (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Riverbed is great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, amazing products, amazing work culture. Great place to work for getting work-life balance.

    Cons

    None that I can think off, the only time you really appreciate working culture or people at riverbed is when you move out of riverbed.

    Advice to Management

    Management have to really rethink how to structure the sales team to improve on the sales.


  2. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Desktop Support Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the very ambitious , and helpful coworker/mentor i have worked with.

    Cons

    None that i can think of. Stressful work brings the best out of the people.


  3. Riverbed 2.0 is exciting!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new Riverbed 2.0 after becoming a private company is very exciting to work for. The startup culture is creeping back in. Silos are broken down. People are encouraged to work on what they want to and management is very open to feedback. SH Engineering has a very good leadership team in place and things are looking very positive. There is a feeling of "my company" and everybody wants the company to be successful. A big reason for this has been the managers and the upper management. Though people leaving the company is slowly down, hasn't stopped. This is impacting the daily operations a bit but hiring is also picking up and the people who are staying back are empowered and excited. Culture is awesome and Riverbed has been voted as one of the best places to work for consistently.

    Cons

    Not a con but a bonus plan might be good now that there is no ESPP since Riverbed is no longer a public traded company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue empowering and listening to people.


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  5. New and Exciting times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. Very cooperative and morale is getting better by the days. Work life balance is superb and senior management really does care about the employees. But most importantly, there is palpable new energy as we attack new frontiers. And as one manager advised "at Riverbed, you really do get out what you put into it" And it's absolutely true.

    Cons

    Beginning of the year, there was some uncertainty as folks cashed out after the Private Equity buyout. When all your shares vest, it gives the $$-cushion to try something new. I get that. But that's all over and done now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the messages flowing to the employees. The new town halls and communications are excellent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great work life balance and very nice people to work with

    Cons

    The company currently suffers from a general lack of vision.


  7. RVBD

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Boss Good People Hard Working Staff

    Cons

    No job security Constant transition No operational support

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  8. Great Place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalations Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Escalations Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    These are some of the sharpest minds this industry has ever seen. Employees are very focused with their work and always willing to help others. Work/Life balance is awesome and the stress level for most seem pretty low. Compensation is very good and slightly above average which is the way it should be for All-Star employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of or complain about :)

    Advice to Management

    Lets continue to build the company and bring back team building events as we did in the past. I believe it will go well with employee retention and increase morale.


  9. Riverbed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people who work hard and efficiently. Great benefits and vacation. The location in San Francisco is a plus in my book.

    Cons

    Company going through changes. Acquisition by private equity firm has cut (or pushed out) a lot of the long time employees. Lets see what the future holds...


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Mgmt

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company with one of the best cultures in silicon valley. trustworthy leadership doing the best they can in a tough situation of change

    Cons

    the deal closing took way too long and caused people to be in limbo.....now that its all done, expect the company to get back to the business of growth!

    Advice to Management

    better, more regular communication


  11. network model analysis and simulation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NETWORK DESIGN ANALYSIS and SIMULATION in New York, NY
    Current Employee - NETWORK DESIGN ANALYSIS and SIMULATION in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interested on opnet and it is a great opportunity to work as like as company environment. I just like and love it

    Cons

    various kinds of network operation like design analysis and performance mejorment ,simulation test over network

    Advice to Management

    GREAM IS LIFE BELIEVE IS POWER AND DREAM IS LIFE



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