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Riverbed is a collaborative, supportive work environment. Employees are encouraged to thrive and challenge themselves.

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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

Riverbed has an open work environment, which helps the employees feel that they are able to approach people with questions confidently. The environment is positive and supportive, with the end goal the same across the board.

Cons

None so far. Riverbed has far exceeded my expectations!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1.  

    Fair Pay, they treat us like adults, very respectful environment

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible: Can work in SF or Sunnyvale; They treat us like adults: Management trusts the workers to get their job done and lets them do just that; However, the managers pro-actively (weekly or monthly) have one-on-one private meetings with the workers to make sure they are informed, answer any questions or concerns, build rapport, have what they need to do their job, are satisfied with their job, and make sure any workplace issues get addressed promptly; It was actually a bit of culture shock to work in a place where the management is _not_ hovering over the workers and micro-managing them. Work-life balance is excellent. >50 hour weeks are the exception rather than the norm.

    Cons

    It's a moderately big, stable company. You can make enough money to support your family well, but you won't get rich in a few short years. If you want a high-risk start-up where you could make millions on stock and strike it rich, this isn't it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pro-active training and guidance in the first two weeks to a month would help new employees be productive sooner and feel less frustrated. It seems like getting oriented and up to speed with where to find information and who to talk to takes a while, especially due to the dual engineering sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting challenges, great brand, smart people

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is in a great position from both a technology and brand perspective. Teams are growing, but the organization is still at a size where an individual can make an impact. Positive contributions are acknowledged and recognized.

    Cons

    Part of the challenge with a rapidly growing company is frequent change but increasing difficulty in coordinating efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize and reward employee contributions. Recognize that the company is larger now and cannot turn on a dime - efforts need planning and coordination so make yourself part of a/the process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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