Riverbed Technology

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overall a good place, but its changing its culture and ways

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

great benefits, great people, location

Cons

company getting very political and hiring some B grade players

Advice to ManagementAdvice

we need to bring back the excitement that we used to have around here. we need to make the hard decisions vs being to nice to other execs to protect their feelings.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquired via OPNET, lost visibility

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We are always provided the best technical resources, and we seem to have support to change direction for our areas. The company seemingly rewards the innovators and hard workers.

    Cons

    Poor internal communications, as many of the engineers only find out about new products or features after public announcements - the systems to support internal technical communications do not work. There is a complete lack of mechanisms to provide feedback in products or processes, and the mechanisms used by OPNET have been removed.

    There has been significant change as would be expected during an acquisition, but the attrition is killing the new teams that are being built and rebuilt. Sacking of the former OPNET leadership has killed morale, and without communications we are isolated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invite your team to share in the future of the company and the products, as top-down decision making without communication is alienating your engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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