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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
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Pros
  • A good place for work/life balance (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 up and going through several changes right now, but I believe they are on the right direction (in 12 reviews)

  • lots of growing pains but its a growing company (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Workplace Reveiw

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    Current Employee - ESE in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - ESE in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riverbed is a fantastic company to be a part of on a daily basis! the opportunity to be part of what still feels like a small start up but being the leader int he market is outstanding.

    Cons

    All companies face growing pains. We have just retooled our approach over the last 6 months and now we are finally seeing results.

    Advice to Management

    Back down off of your policies a bit. Too much change too fast has had an effect on moral.


  2. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great pay Relaxed environment and fun place to work Great people

    Cons

    The technology that sometimes was used could be considered kind of old, but other than that it was awsome


  3. Helpful (1)

    Riverbed empowers employees to make a difference and to create best in class processess.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riverbed values my opinions and expertise and provides me a flexible work environment.

    Cons

    When the headquarters moves, it will be further away from my commute options and will increase time spent communting by 4 hours per month.


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    Riverbed has a great company culture and is a fullfilling place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riverbed has a very down-to-earth, smaller company culture. The work is challenging, but is managed well, such that a good work/life balance is maintained. The compensation and benefits packages are also very competitive.

    Cons

    There are no relocation packages available for employees requiring a move.


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working here - culture is great, the people are great, and the benefits are great. The work I do is for the most part interesting and it's exciting to see people investing to continually improve the product and process.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as we move integrate with our recent acquisition and attempt to market multiple products.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a strong assumption that we don't need to be in any meetings unless proven otherwise. Let's focus on improving the quality of existing features - that'll make developing new ones later a much faster and smoother process.


  7. Long Term growth and experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience provided, the culture of the organization and the peer interaction keep the job an interesting growth experience in a supportive culture.

    Cons

    Compensation trails other similar companies. Big sales kickoffs but the rewards are not shared with the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on integration and developing what we have.


  8. Flexible - Pro-Employee Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jerry's philosophy is that he wants to make Riverbed the kind of place he would want to work even if he was not the CEO. The result is a very friendly, flexible place to work.

    Cons

    We work pretty hard. There always seems to be new updates to the products and support is not quite able to keep up.


  9. RVBD review - year 6

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is very employee focused. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Commute into San Francisco dependent upon BART.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more RSUs for annual refresh, especially for employees not at director level or higher.


  10. I have had a very good experience working here at Riverbed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and work/life balance. Management is easy to talk to and very open.

    Cons

    Need better training materials for new products and better access to current training materials


  11. W

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    Current Employee - Senior Network and Applications Performance Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Network and Applications Performance Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Riverbed offers me the opportunity to explore new and different approaches to network/application performance issues. They have an end to end, total systems, approach to both software and hardware technologies that I can use in my problem solving project tasks. Openness at all levels of management is key to my success. Efforts are adequately rewarded and advancement opportunities exist for future professional development. Team approach to problem solving is a strong point in successful project completion.

    Cons

    I am relatively new (less than a year) with the new management style that, once familiar, will seem as good as the old company (OPNET) structure. On line training opportunities are readily available but classroom sessions on the East Cost need to be established for greater interactive, hands-on, experiences,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and minimize bureaucracy.



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