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Helpful (10)

Individual Contributor Going No Where

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you like chaos and zero accountability, zero career expectations and unkept promises, high management turnover, poorly performing stock options and perpetual takeover rumors... This place is for you!

Cons

Zero upward mobility, lowball salary with no way of doing anything about it, underperform over perform all the same rewards. Be prepared to rewind your career while your manager is underperforming, putting the pressure to manage the gap upward with false or no pretense for reward.

Advice to Management

Actively retain your best people by offering some kind of career next hop, demonstrate something that represents opportunity/hope, reason to stay, end the churn cycle. Chop the fat, there are tons of ineffective people being propped up by a few hardcore contributors.

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. Helpful (11)

    Great start, terrible finish

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, excellent benefits, liberal expense policy, great products that you can be excited to sell to your customers with plenty of new features that come along very regularly

    Cons

    Very arrogant culture, both among long-time technology and sales middle to upper management, questionable ethics practices when it comes to HR policies and their enforcement. Much of the "new blood" coming into sales upper management have brought in old colleagues, swapping out one "good old boy" network for another, except this new group knows less about Riverbed's culture, products, and customers, but does have the arrogance and harassment mentality that must have been high on the hiring criteria.

    Advice to Management

    More thoughtful consideration to the impact on culture, employee and customer satisfaction when hiring sales and product management leadership during the transition to a larger company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Riverbed has a great work life balance, great benefits, best products in our tech space, and awesome colleagues to work with. Great and abundant professional development as well. Brand new facility in downtown SF that is spectacular.

    Cons

    Salaries here are on the smaller side compared to similar companies in the SF bay area. There has been some difficultly integrating some of our acquisitions but upper management is generally good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employee's a more competitive salary that is comparable to our competitors and this would be the best place to work ever!


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