Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have enjoyed working with top flight talent for a company that has a great reputation

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    Current Employee - Director of Channel Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Channel Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great technology, people, and local reputation

    Cons

    Increasingly large size brings with it a sometimes uneasy mix of the 'new' with the 'old' that is resistant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering competitive pay to retain top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work !

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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

    Great people and relaxed culture

    Cons

    Development is slowing down and quite a bit of work now is drudgery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a ear to what developers are feeling about work

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

    Great promise

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Riverbed has a variety of useful products, does a great job with support, and does a good job of providing access to training.

    Cons

    Compensation levels are too low, which causes the best workers to jump to better opportunities. Growing pains related to size and communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently and in greater depth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Riverbed Technology

    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

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    Current Employee - ESE in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - ESE in Nashville, TN

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    overall a good place, but its changing its culture and ways

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, great people, location

    Cons

    company getting very political and hiring some B grade players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need to bring back the excitement that we used to have around here. we need to make the hard decisions vs being to nice to other execs to protect their feelings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    An innovative company building best-of-breed solutions to challenging network and application performance problems.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Riverbed is an evolving company that is constantly looking for new and innovative solutions to emerging network and application performance problems. Individuals are given opportunity to meet these needs and experience personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Throughout Riverbed's history we've grown very rapidly which can result in continual growing pains as we try to adapt our processes to support a larger organization while still maintaining our culture of innovation, collaboration, and rapid movement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good workplace environment despite growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Direct management is supportive, focus and direction are mostly aligned with company goals

    Cons

    Growing pains of being multi-product company are having a toll on product management focus and senior lead strategy direction. Need cohesive sales and partner alignment against revised product strategy otherwise will not be able to sell balanced portfolio to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and be more open and communicate ongoing changes/information with employees, lots of "behind closed doors" information which gets disseminated via hearsay (which suggests management isn't being totally forthcoming which could lead to doubt/insecurity/mistrust).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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