Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Riverbed Technology
- Software Engineer (27)
- QA Engineer (15)
- Member of Technical Staff (9)
- Intern (9)
- Escalation Engineer (6)
- Regional Sales Manager (5)
- Software Developer (5)
- Sales Engineer (5)
- Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) (5)
- Senior Software Engineer (4)
- Systems Engineer (3)
- Software Engineering (3)
- Commercial Sales Executive (3)
- Sales (3)
- Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (3)
- Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer (3)
- Network Engineer (3)
- Senior QA Engineer (2)
- Product Marketing (2)
- Inside Sales (2)
- QA Manager (2)
- Director (2)
- Marketing (2)
- Senior Software QA Engineer (2)
- Major Account Executive (1)
- Management (1)
- Senior Curriculum Developer (1)
- Senior Escalation Engineer (1)
- Storage Engineer (1)
- Senior Network Engineer (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).
Very thorough and professional during the whole process. I had two rounds of phone interview before being called on-site. There were programming questions asked over the phone as well as during the in-person interview. Robin and Kara took good care to make sure that the process was as smooth as possible.
- Write a program to write to a named pipe in Unix. Also a programming question on finding a sub-string. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).
Phone interview with recruiter, quickly followed-up with phone interview with hiring manager. On-site interview with 5 people. During the interview I there was a discussion about setting-up a second round of interviews. However I never heard anything pack from Riverbed despite some emails to the recruiter asking for a status check. Several weeks after this, I was contacted by another Riverbed recruiter asking me if I was interested in the same position - I explained I already interviewed for the position but never heard anything pack. She did some checking and reported that I'm "still in the running..." yeah-right It's been my experience when companies are this flaky and unresponsive during the interview process, they're a bad company to work for. No one should just be left hanging after and interview. Can't say I'm sorry this didn't work-out..just a sign of bad things to come with Riverbed.
- Was it hard getting here? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.
Was reached out by an in-house recruiter and connected with the hiring manager. Each person spoke as if they were very interested. After losing touch for a week and reminding them, the recruiter contacted me again and said they would put together a call in the afternoon. That call never came.
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).
2 Phone interviews, 2 live interviews. Phone interviews were to the point, first screen by a recruiter went more technical than I expected, 2nd one was the hiring group manager - very nice, focussed and courteous. Live interviews were beyond pleasant. I met with 6 team members, each of them brought in a certain strength and angle to the interviews. They articulated clearly how the job function would interact with them, how the day to day looks like, etc. Very challenging interviews as well after the courtesies were exchanged. Not that anyone was trying to show off their knowledge or experience, but genuine questions pertinetn to my experience and releavent to the position. I came out of the interview uncertain whether I would make it, they took their time but came up with a good offer that I could not refuse.
- How would you grow a totally stagnant business where TAM is shrinking? Answer Question
- How would you sell a product that you don't believe in. Would you tell a customer of known shortcomings in the product? Answer Question
- How do you choose where to invest in - a sinking cash cow or an unproven star? Answer Question
- How will you shorten time to market? Answer Question
Practical, Direct, no twists, fair and straightforward
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.
Uploaded a resume online and got a call back from a recruiter who qualified me with 6 or 8 targeted questions. I was invited onsite to meet with the hiring manager and two other decision makers. The recruiter called me to help me prepare for the interviews. Each interview lasted 30 minutes, and delved into different aspects of my expertise. I was invited back to meet two more decision-makers and the CMO. Again the recruiter helped me prepare. The meetings were held at Riverbed headquarters, and I was shown a little bit about the office. People were really nice, relaxed, and I got the feeling they all liked working with each other.
- High-level to specific questions - a specific question was around how I would structure a large event given specific objectives. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in January 2014.
The recruiter was very helpful from beginning to end process. The team was flexible to meet for interview. Lots of follow up from recruiter. She was able to answer questions throughout the preinterview phase and post.
- What qualities to you have that can make this team and position efficient. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in October 2013.
Very respectful and thoughtful process. The people at Riverbed are clearly very intelligent and professional. Their process is well defined, and they seem very clear in the type of people they are looking for. My sense is that the culture at Riverbed is very mature, and the opportunities for advancement are very clear.
- There were no surprises or traps in my experience. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in June 2013.
for me, it happened quick, I brought is supporting documentation for resume, work history and recommendations.
- none...it was perfect timing...everything clicked. Good people. Don't b.s. My supporting documentation merely validated everything that I had stated in my application. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.
I was referred by an employee of Riverbed. I did 2 phone screens - 1 with HR, and 1 with the hiring manager. Then 2 on-sites - 1st with hiring manager, 2nd with a panel including manager, director and VP. Offer was made about 1 week later
- Pitch the last company i worked for and sell there solution Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in November 2012.
I was contacted by a recruiter who was so knowledgeable, I at first thought she was the hiring manager. I was quickly connected to the hiring manager with whom I clicked immediately and we talked for some time. I was brought in to do a presentation and meet with 6 different people. All of whom impressed me.
- Among many other questions more general in nature, I was asked to solve a logic puzzle having to do with coins of differing weights and a limited number of times you could weigh a pile. Answer Question
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