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Riverbed Technology Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Oct 11, 2016
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    Full Stack Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The technical people called on time, and gave one simple problem, I did not do it in the right way, and he lost patience, hanged up the phone quickly. And I got the rejection letter very quickly.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through a recruiter. The process was straight forward. If they think you might be a match, they will give you an interview. You will talk with a recruiter first about your experience. Then, you get a technical interview with a senior engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is diff between UDP and TCP, thread and process. When to use one over the other. Practice on regular hashtable, linkedlist questions.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Member of Technical Staff - User Interface Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I had an initial call with HR. I then had a call with hiring manager who also did a light tech screen. I went onsite for about 6 hours to meet the team, do some technical interviews, etc. Then there were two more "getting to know you" conversations on the phone with team members. Everyone was very nice and helpful and it seems like a great place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a closure in javascript?   1 Answer
    • They asked various questions about CSS box model, selectors, specificity, etc.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    First round, HR for 15 mins, pretty basic resume questions
    Second round, Technical Phone screen for 1 hr, some theory questions and programming questions
    Last, On-site interviews, 7-8 rounds 1 hr each, entire day, mostly programming questions

    Interview Questions

    • Phone screen: Implement string to integer function and Clone a Linked List with random pointer, OS questions
      On-site: Questions on Arrays, Linked lists and binary trees  
      Answer Question
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    Technical Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Good process, fairly straight forward, not too technical , office location is right in downtown SF commute sucks but company and otherwise is great. good people.

    company is coming back with its lost vision and lost leadership. so good luck to them. the problem that they have is that the WAN optimization market is shrinking every year so they really have to be very innovative for customers to buy them.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. tell me what do you do
      2. what impact did you have
      3. are you good at writing  
      Answer Question
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Quick turn around from recruiter. Interview process was quick and tough. I was kept informed of the process and next steps. Recruiter was professional and knew the company very well. Hiring manager was short on time. However was professional.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you goals. Where have you succeed the most. How often do you talk to your manager. Why should we hire you.   Answer Question
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    Senior Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Two phone screens, one all-day interview with tech writing department in San Francisco which included lunch. One-on-one with each of the team members. Looking for technical skill and experience. Got a lot of questions about what I'd worked on before, and my information-gathering style.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about tools I'd used - FrameMaker, WebWorks. Asked about my skills and background, and work environment. Asked if I'd be OK to travel to San Francisco occasionally - at the start, it was once a week, but now it's less than that.   Answer Question
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    Senior Email Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, one with the recruiter and one with the Sr. Director of Operations. Recruiter could not explain business called and rescheduled interviews twice. Second phone interviewer seemed annoyed and not interested in screening for position. She seemed disinterested from the beginning of the call. Could sense lack of interest from the beginning.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an accomplishment and some of the challenges you faced along the way.   Answer Question
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    Tools Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Applied in November, got recruiter phone screen in the new year. The she sent me the additional code test below. Got a call in the morning, asked about what the company do then finished in 3 minutes. Then the thank you note came. Maybe that's why they didn't got 2015's best employer.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a simple function to verify in a given line of text, that the beginning and ending parenthesis match up. (Any language)
      Given a file with ping results from different sources (e.g. See below. To return “173.252.120.68”)
      Return the IP address that took >70ms in 3 or more consecutive pings.

      64 bytes from 98.138.253.109: icmp_seq=0 ttl=49 time=53.468 ms
      64 bytes from 98.138.253.109: icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=53.279 ms
      64 bytes from 173.252.120.68: icmp_seq=0 ttl=74 time=70.528 ms
      64 bytes from 173.252.120.68: icmp_seq=1 ttl=74 time=70.971 ms
      64 bytes from 173.252.120.68: icmp_seq=2 ttl=74 time=70.499 ms
      64 bytes from 74.125.196.101: icmp_seq=0 ttl=37 time=61.672 ms
      64 bytes from 74.125.196.101: icmp_seq=1 ttl=37 time=61.629 ms  
      Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (San Francisco, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I was actually called by the recruiter without even applying. The position asked for experience that I didn't have but I did well enough on the phone screen and phone interview with the hiring manager that I went in for in person interview with various members of the company. That was a nightmare. Everyone but the hiring manager was not prepared. Only one guy had my resume and knew the position I was there for. My opinion is that they are still pretty much startup mode. Their wheelhouse is technology and obvious that the capability at the other professional departments is severely lacking. They won't be able to get and keep top tier talent until that improves.
    This ended up being a huge waste of time for a company and position I probably never would have worked for

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were standard. Some were so bad they were almost embarassing   1 Answer
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