Riverbed Technology

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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 45 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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  1.  

    Huge market potential for its products

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Its growing at a fast pace
    High base salary
    Transparent culture
    Some teams have relly wonderful people with great qualifications

    Cons

    Not many perks other than the standard stuff
    Pressure to accept an offer once its made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give sufficient time to candidates to think through their offers and explore other options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Riverbed - a company with little bureuacracy and a respect for talented employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    I work at the Champaign, IL site, where we focus on QA. Riverbed has good benefits and sets a very high bar for employee hiring, and provides great benefits (medical/dental/vision/401k/ESPP) and a work environment with nice perks and a flexible management style, which definitely helps to ensure that we have a talented engineering pool.

    Cons

    Your individual contribution is expected to be high, and since we have a very high bar for engineers, some positions can often remain unfilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger marketing of the Steelhead product would be advisable. If I had known about and been able to see what the Steelhead can do for WAN optimization while I was a network engineer, I would have pushed my former company to buy it - but I had not heard of it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Riverbed is a collaborative, supportive work environment. Employees are encouraged to thrive and challenge themselves.

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Riverbed has an open work environment, which helps the employees feel that they are able to approach people with questions confidently. The environment is positive and supportive, with the end goal the same across the board.

    Cons

    None so far. Riverbed has far exceeded my expectations!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair Pay, they treat us like adults, very respectful environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible: Can work in SF or Sunnyvale; They treat us like adults: Management trusts the workers to get their job done and lets them do just that; However, the managers pro-actively (weekly or monthly) have one-on-one private meetings with the workers to make sure they are informed, answer any questions or concerns, build rapport, have what they need to do their job, are satisfied with their job, and make sure any workplace issues get addressed promptly; It was actually a bit of culture shock to work in a place where the management is _not_ hovering over the workers and micro-managing them. Work-life balance is excellent. >50 hour weeks are the exception rather than the norm.

    Cons

    It's a moderately big, stable company. You can make enough money to support your family well, but you won't get rich in a few short years. If you want a high-risk start-up where you could make millions on stock and strike it rich, this isn't it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pro-active training and guidance in the first two weeks to a month would help new employees be productive sooner and feel less frustrated. It seems like getting oriented and up to speed with where to find information and who to talk to takes a while, especially due to the dual engineering sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    work with smart people in an collaborative environment in a growing company!

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    As shown by successful acquisitions in past years, the management is forward looking. The company is evolving and growing with a cohesive story while capturing market opportunities. Working with a bunch of smart people in an open and collaborative environment is thoroughly challenging, stimulating and enjoyable.

    Cons

    hard to keep up hiring with growth - workload can be heavy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    twiki is great but doc database needs better cataloguing and search results as it continues to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you're looking for a company where you can make a difference, this is the one.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Every day brings another exciting technical challenge. Management offers a multitude of opportunities for growth. Upper management is accessible to the common man and actually responds to feedback. The work environment is comfortable and the culture encourages a healthy balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a Great experience thus far...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -If you excel, you get recognized.
    -The company likes to promote from within.
    -you get to work with a wide range of knowledgeable individuals
    -the company promotes work/life balance.
    -They are willing to train you.

    Cons

    -Pay could be a bit better
    -bonuses could be a bit better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more competitive with the pay... I would say we lose people to other companies because of pay differences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really talented people who are excited about what they do.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are some of the smartest I've ever seen. The work schedule is pretty flexible.
    Lots of perks and extras. The company really takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Lots of company processes, procedures, systems, etc to learn can be difficult.
    Commute is really hard on me.
    Lots of different products to be familiar with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting challenges, great brand, smart people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is in a great position from both a technology and brand perspective. Teams are growing, but the organization is still at a size where an individual can make an impact. Positive contributions are acknowledged and recognized.

    Cons

    Part of the challenge with a rapidly growing company is frequent change but increasing difficulty in coordinating efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize and reward employee contributions. Recognize that the company is larger now and cannot turn on a dime - efforts need planning and coordination so make yourself part of a/the process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Perfect Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Very open/flexible work culture and great place to work on innovative ideas. Managers are really nice and easily approachable.

    Cons

    Salary hikes are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary hikes and profit sharing with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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