Riverbed Technology – Why Work For Us?

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Riverbed Technology and our award-winning WAN optimization solutions are changing the way organizations work. The pride, expertise, and innovation we build into our products and services are an integral part of who we are and how we work. Whether you're a recent college graduate or you have several years experience working in the technology sector, we're looking for the best people to join our team.


Riverbed is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V).

From beginning in 2002 as a small, entrepreneurial start-up through our growth into our current role as a global market leader, we've retained the spirit of entrepreneurship that enabled us to succeed. We've stayed true to our culture, building upon the core values that have made our success worthwhile.

We’ve built a corporate culture that encourages all our employees to realize their professional goals. Our values are important to our people, our clients, and to us. Here’s what we believe:


Members of the Riverbed family work in challenging team environments in which they can make a real impact on the next generation of IT infrastructure solutions. The way we do business – from a flat management structure to open-seating policies – directly contributes to the success of our employees and our company.


We’re committed to supporting a global workforce of very smart people who come together to achieve team goals. We value the diversity of ideas and skills present throughout our entire organization, and believe everyone can make a difference – from day one.


Riverbed is made up of a diverse community of dedicated and highly talented professionals. By supporting an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions. Diversity is fundamental to our business and one of our greatest strengths. We rely on our employees’ backgrounds and beliefs to spur creativity, enhance problem solving, and help us succeed in the global marketplace.

Riverbed Technology is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our employees and their families. By offering competitive salaries and comprehensive packages of health, dental, and other benefits, we strive to create an environment that attracts the most highly qualified individuals, contributes to our employees’ overall wellbeing, and helps all our workers grow along with our company.

Here are some of the benefits we provide our U.S. employees:

401(k) Plan

Riverbed provides a 401k plan with company matching.  You are 100% vested in the Riverbed matching dollars when the company funds your account. Matching contributions are made after each pay period. Eligible U.S. employees are able to enroll in the 401(k) plan after receipt of their first paycheck.

Health and Wellness Plans

Healthcare coverage is available on the first day of regular employment for full-time employees. We also offer coverage for eligible dependents (spouses, domestic partners, and dependents).


Available nationwide for U.S. employees:

  • Cigna PPO

Available in selected states:

  • Cigna HMO
  • Kaiser HMO (California)


Cigna (includes orthodontics)

  • Cigna (includes orthodontics)


Vision Services Plan

  • Vision Services Plan

Employee Stock Purchase Program (not available in some countries)

We offer a very generous Employee Stock Purchase Program that allows employees to purchase Riverbed stock at a discount from its fair market value.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Riverbed offers health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, administered by Vita Companies. These accounts allow employees to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax earnings to cover eligible medical or dependent care expenses.

Income Protection

The benefits below provide income protection for full-time U.S. employees:

  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Time Off

Full-time employees who have worked at Riverbed for one to three years get 10 paid holidays and 15 days of vacation per year. After four years of full-time employment, they get 20 days of vacation per year.

Employee Assistance Program

We offer a free Employee Assistance Program to our regular full-time and part-time employees and their dependants and domestic partners. This program provides confidential support resources, including family counseling, parental and childcare resources, and older adult services.


Riverbed has exciting internships and full-time opportunities for graduating Software Development and Quality Engineers! We’re looking for candidates who have: 

• received, or are pursuing, a BS/MS/PhD in CS, EE, Mathematics, or Physics (or can show equivalent skill).

• a strong, working knowledge of C/C++ and shell script development on UNIX/Linux.

• familiarity with of one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl, and shell scripting).

• a working knowledge of Unix-based OS (file systems, networking, and kernel internals)

• creative problem-solving skills.

• no fear of crazy-fast success.

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


    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.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (New York, NY).


    Phone interview with recruiter, the recruiter advised that I had a good chance regarding this opportunity. Was supposed to have a technical interview with a hiring manager, however the manager unprofessionally canceled at the last moment stating that it would be a waste of time and decided to break a scheduled interview.

Riverbed Technology Awards & Accolades

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#3 Best Place to Work , The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2011
Leaders Quadrant of the 2010 "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controller" , Gartner, 2010
Certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Technology Service and Support Program. , J.D. Power and Associates, 2011
#3 Top 10 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies , Forbes, 2011
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work (#3) , Glassdoor, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.riverbed.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, EMC

Riverbed is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes ... More

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