Riverbed Technology

  www.riverbed.com
  www.riverbed.com
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In 2013 Riverbed is on the "map", yet possibly past its prime

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Management and endless opportunity

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Senior Management and opportunity for career growth are great!

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very flexible company to work for, not the friendliest group of people, very dry work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility.
    Great vacation package.
    Great stock options.
    Plenty of free food.

    Cons

    Many cliques in the office.
    Very little direction from management, almost no training.
    Management does not make it clear what the expectations are and frequently change them on a dime.
    Stingy with raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide cleared objectives to your employees and try to create a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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