Riverbed Technology
4.3 of 5 463 reviews
www.riverbed.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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4.3 463 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly

Jerry M. Kennelly

(404 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here""
    in 36 reviews
  • "Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Still suffering from some growing pains from quickly expanding the workforce over the past 4 years"
    in 20 reviews
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    Awesome place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWork is really good. Hiring process is good so you can get good co-workers.

    ConsNo Bonus at all. Management should start looking into this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start giving Bonus to Employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Work is really good. Hiring process is good so you can get good co-workers
    2. Enjoyed playing with foosball, table tenis, pool during free time.

    ConsDidn't find it yet, I will post it as soon as I find it :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is at crossroads

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros"Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here"

    ConsCareer development can be challenging in certain departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to motivate employees and learn to absorb acquisitions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Talented individuals and great work culture. Compensation needs to be improved

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a great culture where employees are encouraged to take responsibility and are empowered to innovate. The company is moving in the right direction with respect to vision and shareholder value.

    ConsNavigating all the team and processes involved in getting changes done

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be improved. A lot of the salaries are below standard compensation in the industry. We need to stop churn with better compensation packages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Management in the IT Dept was terrible for several years - New blood now has a chance to right the ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany high quality individuals throughout the company in different departments and at all levels.

    ConsThe top three in charge of the IT dept stifled growth by instilling fear as a means to drive results. One in particular with a proud military background was probably the worst but was clearly convinced that such scare tactics were beneficial, all the while employees were leaving the company left and right. These top level "leaders" of the dept repeatedly made poor decisions, alienated business partners and employees alike, executed highly impacting mistakes, and spent more time and effort covering up such mistakes rather than take ownership and capture learning experiences. Great case study in how incompetence destroys an organization from the inside out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify your own shortcomings and take action to grow rather than deceive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsI've been at Riverbed for just over four years. Has been a lot of fun and challenging at times. Pay and perks are good.

    ConsThe company is evolving so expect the headaches that go along with that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome experience, the people who work there are very friendly and helpful.

    Internal Audit (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe employee benefits and the relaxed California culture make coming to work easy. I was only an intern that worked for them over one summer, but I definitely had a great time showing up everyday.

    ConsAs an intern I did not face many challenges throughout the day. I would say finding a place to live for two months while working there was the most challenging task I faced.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Network Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosgood perks and good work culture

    Consnot that I know of any

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Reality-Based Company With Lots of Competent People

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros* Interesting products to work on
    * coworkers are competent but not arrogant
    * good location (in downtown SF) ..and several other large offices in Sunnyvale, Boston, Bethesda.
    * we work well as distributed teams
    * we get our work done and have lives outside of work

    ConsThere is always some process overhead and bureaucracy at a company this size.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep working to make the products best in class and let's keep some of the small company values that we still have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Look forward to go to work everyday!

    Escalation Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFully immersive experience into WAN acceleration technologies - there's nowhere to go but up - there's so much to learn - awesome co-workers - awesome benefits.

    ConsHaven't found one yet.
    Haven't found one yet.
    Haven't found one yet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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