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 38 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at riverbed is bliessing

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The quality of work is very good, as we get to do something challenging everyday and the flexibility

    Cons

    Sometimes work load can be high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What a fantastic place to work

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the honesty, professionalism and competence of everyone that I work with. The company size is great, opportunity for personal development significant and the management knows how to grow the company without compromise. I have recommended this company to friends, and will continue to do so.

    Cons

    I'd like the stock price to be higher, but who wouldn't? Seriously, there's very little that I'd want to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Ignore the analysts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great work environment, open communication and collaboration.

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, open communication, collaboration environment, clear view of the future, good career opportunities and trust.

    Cons

    As the company is growing fast, sometimes better direction decisions could have been done if more involvement and inputs from employees were encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing and increase employees participation on the company's decisions and its future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to learn and have fun at the same time

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting products and Technology, Fun place, Compensation, Team and management is open to ideas and suggestions

    Cons

    Did not come across any till now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Member  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Member in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Riverbed provides a collegial, open, collaborative, upbeat, balanced atmosphere.

    Cons

    Riverbed is growing so fast, it's hard to keep up some times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This management team has worked together for years. They know how to get things done as a team. The rest of the company works well together because of the tight relationships at the executive level. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Riverbed is the company that does things the right way

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great engineering talent; Best chance for a young engineer to develop in a stable company and yet contribute significantly to some amazing technology; Management has the right attitude to solve problems without taking shortcuts; Its a very supportive (read - "not" cut-throat) work environment which fosters personal development and learning; Career growth is almost completely (as far as realistic) determined by self-motivation; Extremely flexible and friendly work schedule - you can truly work from home or remote locations when you have/need to without worry of judgement

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company scales; Inability to stave off fancier suitors like Google/Facebook/HotStartups coz Riverbed doesn't exude the same oomph

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding and Frustrating at the same time -(just like everything in life)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Riverbed has a great group of people working there and you will never be bored because there is always something new happening. The work is challenging and fast-paced but you don't feel that you are the only one pulling your weight. Everyone works hard there and for the most part, there is always someone willing to pitch in. Great teamwork atmosphere as well.

    Cons

    It can sometimes seem that people who are really not doing their job, are given too many chances to improve. They will be moved to different positions or promoted, when the general consensus is they are not high caliber employees. Sometimes it seems that the company has a problem with changing course too much and following the new and shiny object. We need to stay on top but we also have to look like we have a plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part it is a great company to work for and this is advice may seem strange, but hold people accountable more. Define the company strategy and stick to it for more than a quarter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Brief but Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employees, cooperative atmosphere, great facilities (about to be even better with a new building), incredible benefits to employees of every level

    Cons

    It was only an internship. I wish I could have been there longer and so did my bosses.

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

    Great company, with cool technology and strong engineering teams

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    * Strong engineers
    * Great work culture
    * Two locations in the bay area for commuting convenience (SF & SV)
    * Great product portfolio to take advantage of emerging trends in Enterprise IT

    Cons

    * Salaries are about industry average rather than above
    * Occasional management missteps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Inside Sales in HQ is fantastic so far

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    50% market share in primary market
    Name recognition and good customer feedback
    Competitive salary and bonus
    Friendly and communicative bosses

    Cons

    Complicated systems
    Lots of responsibilities and fast pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure to avoid internal competition for leads and opps
    Update and rebuild salesforce, buy Chatter piece already. They brag about how tricked out their salesforce environment is, but its complicated, clunky, and overall doesn't quickly give me what I need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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