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  1. Small Sillicon Valley startup feel with revolutionary vision and great work/ life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Alot of smart folks workign together for a common goal *Great work/ life split *Push excelling

    Cons

    *Need to embrace industry certification (ISO and ITIL) to help establish repeatable processes *Some areas are single threaded *No Tuition Reimbursment *Unless you're in California you can't elect Kaiser coverage and are stuck electing one healthcare provider *Career tracks need some assessing and seem a bit off kilter from the rest of the market

    Advice to Management

    *Broaden healthcare benefits more and allow for tuition reimbursment *Focus on the review and redesign of the career paths within the company. Many see no clear direction to get from point A to B.


  2. The best place I've ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, great people, close to BART.

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything bad, good pay, good food, and lot of challenging work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Great atmosphere, talented colleagues, everyone equally motivated to make the company scale greater heights

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat organizational structure that allows a lot of interaction with higher-ups, more visibility into company direction. Very talented workforce that are all motivated to make the company/product better. Inspiring as well as challenging atmosphere to work in. Engineers get a chance to interact with customers/end users, which is rare for an enterprise product. No red tape (afa i've experienced).

    Cons

    It's common for teams to be split across the different offices, which can be hard to get used to. Open cubicle work spaces which aren't preferred by some people.


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  5. A Fun, Collaborative Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers, willing to help each other out, strong products, excellent work/life ratio.

    Cons

    Work load can be heavy as we gain more customers


  6. Passion for technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The folks that work in engineering are AMAZINGLY talented. Very bright, easy to work with and I have never had any issues working with them due to personality, language barriers, etc. My previous experience has been quite a doozy and Riverbed is a refreshing change. Our team is treated very similar to a start up, so we work at a very quick pace and sometimes the deadlines are daunting, yet I've seen growth in my knowledge and understanding of systems as a whole. In general, this place is EXCELLENT and I would recommend it to any of my friends/colleagues that are looking for a change.

    Cons

    Well.. It's treated like a start up, so it's a lot of work. But, you get compensated fairly and also have *some* breathing room, so that's nice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. It's working.. :)


  7. Very Satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Test in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Test in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -- cutting edge technology -- friendly and open atmosphere -- opportunities to learn -- freedom to experiment

    Cons

    Nothing much to say on this


  8. A QA engineer's point of view

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management still has their hands in the product code. They KNOW the product. Also, management has been very agressive with new product development. Developer / QA ratio is quite good.

    Cons

    We have corral seating. This is the most dense environment I have worked in.


  9. Less than 6 months in - no regrets!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, growing fast, no debt. Everyone is willing to step up and help.

    Cons

    Adjustment working from home in a city where there is no local office (have worked from home before, but always had the option to go in). All employees are treated like insiders for stock selling/buying purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too quick to add a bunch of management layers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    One of the most fast paced, intense, and highly rewarding places I've ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, great stock options, very fair compensation, generous work perks. Outside work functions are unmatched to any company I have worked for. Benefits are also top notch.

    Cons

    Long hours, small departments, and short staffing sometimes lead to heavy work loads. Also working from home is not encouraged which could help with individuals commuting from long distances.

    Advice to Management

    More job reqs to help out with teams that are short staffed. Also encourage more work from home perks for those commuting from long distances.


  11. Great decision to join the Riverbed team!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a fantastic reputation in the market for the technology and consistently does what is right for their customers.

    Cons

    The only negative I can think of from my experience relates to being a remote / work from home employee. My on-boarding process was a bit of a "learn as you go" scenario. I believe that was due to a couple factors: 1- need to get up and running quickly with a new business unit, 2- our business unit is still finding its way.



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