Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
482 Reviews
4.2
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
419 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 38 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving (in 12 reviews)

  • Still suffering from some growing pains from quickly expanding the workforce over the past 4 years (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging Work That's Valued By All

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good management - there is nothing like the chaos I've experienced at other companies. I'm clear on my goals and I have what I need to achieve them. I know I'm good at what I do, and at Riverbed I have the ability to demonstrate that (and grow at the same time). Good work/life balance - I am happy to put in extra time when I need to, because I'm not on the hamster wheel all the time.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company tries to scale. Sometimes it's not clear who's making a decision. Having said that, I'm positively amazed by how everyone is willing to fix what's broken (and do it nicely).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving employees the power to do their jobs well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to show what you can do.

    Cons

    Business growing more slowly than it did in the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Survey  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Support Survey in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Company culture was great, friendly and open. Good place to get your feet wet, since they will treat you well as an intern and give you good starter projects.

    Cons

    You can't move up if you are in the RAP program, but still great for meeting great connections and starting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Riverbed has a great work life balance, great benefits, best products in our tech space, and awesome colleagues to work with. Great and abundant professional development as well. Brand new facility in downtown SF that is spectacular.

    Cons

    Salaries here are on the smaller side compared to similar companies in the SF bay area. There has been some difficultly integrating some of our acquisitions but upper management is generally good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employee's a more competitive salary that is comparable to our competitors and this would be the best place to work ever!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very happy, will be here for awhile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly. Once you understand what Riverbed is about and each product, it's very easy to see why they're great and that the company has a top of the line product platform. Very good benefits. Good work life balance. The company treats you as an adult and doesn't micro manage. Lots of resources to help you grow as an employee so that you can be the best in your role as you can possibly be.

    Cons

    None that are too bad for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see more official processes in place. Ex: SFDC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    SOLID TEAM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    The Senior Riverbed Management Team is very solid

    Cons

    The OPNET team had a very different culture that is taking time to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company to work for!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, Technology, Friendly people, Happy employees

    Cons

    No cash bonus, only RSUs (but very generous with RSUs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rocking!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Culture - Great People - Outstanding Work/Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people - very friendly, very helpful and very knowledgeable.
    No process for process sake - extremely practical
    Lightning fast response to customer issues and very sensitive to field input
    Such an approachable leadership everyone from CEO down - I have met Jerry several times and he is very open and honest.
    Extremely talented Marketing folks, social media greats and passionate sales.

    Modern workspace - new SF HQ is par excellence! Sunnyvale facility is more than functional.
    Free snacks, drinks, game rooms and open culture make it possible to have fun and work.

    All in all - in my 20+ years of experience, I have yet to see a company that is so well balanced as Riverbed.

    Cons

    Can't think of many but if you insist, lack of a proper intranet is sometimes stifling. The other is lack of cash bonus as some bigger employers pay - but then we are still a startup!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your top people, keep up the great work, keep promoting internally.
    Don't cave into Elliott!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Riverbed SE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've been at Riverbed for just over four years. Has been a lot of fun and challenging at times. Pay and perks are good.

    Cons

    The company is evolving so expect the headaches that go along with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome experience, the people who work there are very friendly and helpful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The employee benefits and the relaxed California culture make coming to work easy. I was only an intern that worked for them over one summer, but I definitely had a great time showing up everyday.

    Cons

    As an intern I did not face many challenges throughout the day. I would say finding a place to live for two months while working there was the most challenging task I faced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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