Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews in Bracknell, England

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
492 Reviews
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492 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 43 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving (in 12 reviews)

  • Growing pains associated with transforming sales team to a multi-product solution sales team (in 21 reviews)

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    Escalation Engineer IN UK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome flexibility, opportunities to grow, Good stock plans and stock bonuses

    Cons

    None at the moment so nothing bad to report

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

    Genuinely a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture, openess, rewards, freedom, respect and trust to do a good job. You're given all these from the start which just lends its self to wanted to achieve.

    Cons

    One does not come to mind that would not be just a general gripe that could be applied to any business and human character.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far so good, everyone seems focused on the right changes and direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, needs better direction (which seems to be coming).

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    As mentioned, the product set is great, and getting better. The acquisition trail has been sensible and builds to a solution set that makes sense to our customers.

    Cons

    The culture is a little exclusive, if you are not one of the "family" (i.e. been here a long time, or not in the US) it can be difficult to be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and learn from the experience you are bringing in from your acquisitions, rather than try and change them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and develop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent products direction and vision, a place where you can develop as an individual. The company values its employees and funds and develops them as a part of their culture.

    Cons

    Targets and target increases can be adventurous, so over achieving can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sensible traget increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Help is available around each corner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant work ethos, approachable management

    Cons

    Open floor plan does not really work with high levels of sound being generated at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open floor plan is good, makes people approachable, but at times the sound generated is fairly high and it becomes difficult to concentrate, or make a call without sounding as if your in a call centre.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Trusted to do the job. Work hard - play hard!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Trust from senior management
    Support from multiple colleagues
    Realistic targets
    Rewarded for success & hard work
    No micro management

    Cons

    Bracknell office/UK office location
    Too slow to react to poor performers and address them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on trusting your staff and don't let the companies inflated size/growth affect this and turn in to a micro managed company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So far, challenging and exciting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senor Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senor Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people, the great technology and an exciting and vibrant environment

    Cons

    Splits and lack of teaming across regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly enforce that we are now an international company and make sure that 'old' ways of doing business are discouraged.....the US is not always right!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Creative and positive environment to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It believes in working hard but playing hard too and rewards you for pushing the business forward.

    Cons

    Lots of processes and the bigger picture isn't always looked at. Role can be busy but the rewards outweigh this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions should be made globally and not just from head quarters, what works for Americas does not always work in EMEA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    young and dynamic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company with new perspectives at all time, and embraces the philosophy of happy customers being a win to win to everyone.

    Cons

    To much stress on top of the escalation engineers, better organization and tuning needed to make the work more enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of smiles, we should have more company activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, culture, people, management, work life balance

    Cons

    EMEA culture needs more attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EMEA culture needs more attention as it is different from USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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