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In 2013 Riverbed is on the "map", yet possibly past its prime

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

I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Open and Encouraging work environment
Talented group of young folks including engineering managers.
Apple products, flex work hours, free food, drinks and usual tech company goodness
Positive interaction with HR and lawyers (read immigration)
New in 2013 - Riverbed The Brand
Office in San Francisco!

Cons

Extremely niche and proprietary technology
Company vision is focussed towards consolidation and acquisitions. No great innovation happening here anymore.
Old school mentality. Managers comfy in their job. Not outwardly ambitious (which will affect you as an engineer) and they gossip a lot.

Advice to Management

Noticed a lot of lateral hires especially into management roles. Promote from within!

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Highly unpractical

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Free snack bar
    * Free food (sometimes)
    * Good people
    * Good gift at Christmas time.

    Cons

    * Managers/Directors has lots of power (Which they misuse)
    * Commute ( Not allowed to work from Sunnyvale office)
    * No way to make money apart from your base salary
    * Yearly appraisal are totally in manager's hand, he can screw you (which he did to me)
    * Managers never let employee write the goals and objective and its on their discretion.
    * Be ready for the surprises in appraisal
    * Never trust your managers
    * No fun at work place, People just come and work they never interact with each other.
    * Never join the Pilot QA group (Bad Manager and no visibility)

    Advice to Management

    * Treat your employee with respect
    * Listen to them when they raise concern
    * Managers/Director : You are not always right.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Management and endless opportunity

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

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior Management and opportunity for career growth are great!

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

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