Riverbed Technology Reviews

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86 Reviews

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

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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. 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Manager at Riverbed Technology

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, you are left to shine and do a GREAT job. It is a happy place to work and really enjoy my job. The compensation is above average. There are snacks and cold drinks available for everyone. A place I hope to work at for a long while. Many classes available free of charge and can be taken during work hours, I have really enjoyed these and have gained alot.

    Cons

    It is hard for me to think of any cons, except for the desks everyone is too close together and this can cause problems with privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the same culture and keep doing what you are doing.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    channel sales director

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    Current Employee - Channel Sales  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    good products for now, and diversifying

    Cons

    not enough innovations compared to competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too arrogant culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - flexable work environment; interesting work
    - regular pay increases and benefits are almost 100% paid for by the company.

    Cons

    - can be long work hours for periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For longer term staff, 3+ years, provide some sabbatical leave for reenergizing. Perhaps 30 days paid leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to go beyond your job title. Flat hierarchy.

    Cons

    Company if going through growing pains transitioning from a startup/small company to a established mid-size to large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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