Riverbed Technology Reviews

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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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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  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.  

    Silicon valley start up fee but in downtown SF

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They work very hard to keep that energized and fun feel of a start up even though Riverbed has 1800 employees and is publicly traded. During the interview process a strong emphasis is placed on personality fit. This helps to insure that the people you work with are people you want to work with in addition to being extremely confident. I truly like my co workers and management. They are also strong supporters of promoting from within ensuring paths for advancement within the company

    Cons

    It is a very sales driven company which sometimes leads to over reaction to end of quarter numbers. The total production change freeze from 2 weeks before the quarter close to 2 weeks after seems like over kill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Riverbed Technology is an innovative company, has great benefits and a wonderful culture.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Foothill Ranch, CA

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

    Pros

    The people make all the difference in the world. People want to work with people they can trust, admire and respect.

    Cons

    If you're a remote employee, you tend to feel a bit disconnected. The sales claw back is the biggest deincentive to the sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be skip level meetings to understand empoloyee satisfaction."

    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.  

    Amazing people, okay pay, great location

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    Current Employee - Recruiting  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are absolutely amazing which makes it a great place to work. Pay is definitely not the most competitive in the area but if you like being in downtown SF this is the best established and still growing tech company around. The executive management team is super transparent which truly makes you feel that the work you are doing has an impact.

    Cons

    Pay could definitely be more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a more flexible attitude about working remotely and paying more competitively will definitely raise the bar for recruiting and keeping talent in an ultra competitive market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just "ok"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great technology, smart employees, better than great engineering team, excellent tech support team, and good health benefits (if important).

    Cons

    poor compensation, poor career path opportunities or promotion opportunities. If one is performing well in their current position they will keep them there and hire from the outside. Tend to hire from outside vs promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Fun, Collaborative Work Environment

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    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 for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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