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Despite large growth, Engineering still works like a smaller company.

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Riverbed has acquired a number of companies over the last few years, and doubled its size a couple of times. Nonetheless, engineering (usually) manages to remain dynamic and react well to changes, as one would expect of a smaller company.

Cons

There are other effects of rapid growth which can be tough - feeling disconnected from newer divisions in the company, the leaders needing time to adapt and assimilate, making the company work as a contiguous unit. These are forgivable, as long as they improve over time.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place for a sales guy, but not for a creative engineer.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, free snacks, relative independence (depending on who your manager is).

    Cons

    Total lack of contact between higher management and engineering. Engineers have no say in anything.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with engineering (at least say hi in the elevator and pretend you care).


  2. Riverbed gives its employees opportunities to learn new skills and apply them

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Riverbed is very educational, because you're always surrounded by smart employees. The products we work on are compelling and it's possible to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Riverbed provides fewer fluff benefits than other bay area tech companies. Compensation is tied to the stock price, which is fairly volatile.


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