Riverbed Technology Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a program to write to a named pipe in Unix. Also a programming question on finding a sub-string.   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    Practical, Direct, no twists, fair and straightforward

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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • High-level to specific questions - a specific question was around how I would structure a large event given specific objectives.   Answer Question
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    Non Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What qualities to you have that can make this team and position efficient.   Answer Question
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    Commercial Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Commercial Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    for me, it happened quick, I brought is supporting documentation for resume, work history and recommendations.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • Pitch the last company i worked for and sell there solution   Answer Question
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    Senior Curriculum Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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