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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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!

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. Helpful (3)

    Highly unpractical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior Management and opportunity for career growth are great!

    Cons

    Can't really think of any


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