Riverbed Technology

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Company is great

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Engineer
Current Employee - Sales Engineer

I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Autonomy
-Company Culture
-Exposure to new and different technology
-Great product vision and solutions
-Good benefits

Cons

-frequent management changes
-ineffective investor relations
-roller-coaster stock price usually down
-infrequent pay raises

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-remove restrictive trading window for regular employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly unpractical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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