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Riverbed Technology Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Riverbed is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#17), 2013 (#3)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#14)

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Riverbed Technology – Why Work For Us?


Be a Part of Inventing How the New Net Works        

It’s a new, fast-evolving network situation for enterprises and we are at the heart of this transformation. Organizations today live with one foot on premise and one in the cloud. This new hybrid enterprise needs better ways to visualize, control and optimize its applications. Making data and applications instantly available anywhere and on any device to any user requires superior application performance.

With a leadership position in the $11B application infrastructure market and over $1 billion in revenue, we are charting the future of how the New Net Works. And our fan base is growing. Over 28,000+ customers, including 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100, rely on us for solutions to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed and performance issues are diagnosed and cured quickly.

Join the best and brightest experts in networking, cloud and SaaS applications to help us usher in this exciting new era. We offer the best of start-up-like, fast paced environment, allowing everyone to contribute where and how they can, but backed by an established, financially strong leader. Our creative, fun, collaborative culture earned Riverbed recognition from Glassdoor as a top company for culture and values and People’s Picks for “Great Workplaces in Technology” in 2014 and one of the 2016 Silicon Valley Best Places To Work.

 Your career has tremendous upside at Riverbed. Bring your ideas and transform how the New Net Works.

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Riverbed is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (M/F/D/V/LGBT).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Ever wanted the benefits of working at a start-up with the breadth, financial backing and customer focus of an established leader? Riverbed is the answer.  The best part is you get to help shape the future while having a great work life balance. Work in one of our amazing offices around the world or at home.  We don’t care as long as you are passionate about contributing, learning new things and making a difference.

Environment

Members of the Riverbed family work in challenging team environments in which they can make a real impact on the next generation of IT infrastructure solutions. The way we do business – from a flat management structure to open-seating policies – directly contributes to the success of our employees and our company.

Values

We’re committed to supporting a global workforce of very smart people who come together to achieve team goals. We value the diversity of ideas and skills present throughout our entire organization, and believe everyone can make a difference – from day one.

Diversity

Riverbed is made up of a diverse community of dedicated and highly talented professionals. By supporting an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions. Diversity is fundamental to our business and one of our greatest strengths. We rely on our employees’ backgrounds and beliefs to spur creativity, enhance problem solving, and help us succeed in the global marketplace.

Here are some of the Benefits we provide our U.S. employees:

401(k) Plan

Financial security takes focus and planning. Whatever your ultimate retirement goals may be, Riverbed’s Savings 401(k) plan can help you reach them. We’ll match 50% up to your first 4% of contributions up to a maximum of $700 per quarter ($2,800 per year).

Riverbed Company Equity Stock Program

All full-time employees receive new hire equity grants in Riverbed. As part of your onboarding, you are offered the right to purchase restricted stock and lock in long term capital gains tax treatment. This allows for significant upside on Riverbed stock share value and favorable taxation on equity gains at the time of an IPO or sale of the company.

Health and Wellness Plans

Your choices have a big impact on your health. Riverbed offers employees and their families, comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans beginning the first day of regular employment, along with wellness initiatives to keep you at your best.

Medical

Riverbed provides subsidies to on all Medical plans which cover over 91% of plan costs for employees and their eligible dependents. Choosing the right medical plan takes careful planning. We offer different medical plans that can work for you, your family and lifestyle. Riverbed’s medical options include Cigna OAP-In Network, Cigna OAP and Kaiser HMO.

Dental

Dental costs are nothing to smile about. That’s why we offer employees a choice between the Dental PPO and Dental DHMO by Cigna, as well as orthodontic benefits. The Dental PPO plan allows the freedom to use providers in and out of the network while benefits under the DHMO are only available when using a participating Cigna provider.

Vision

Riverbed’s vision benefits are offered through VSP, one of the leading and largest vision care program providers. Our plan includes periodic exams, glasses and contact lenses. We also offer a discounted program for alternative services like laser correction surgery.

Flexible Spending Accounts

FSAs can help you save money on things like co-payments and daycare. Riverbed offers health and dependent care flexible spending accounts that allow you to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax earnings, so you can cover eligible expensesand reduce your taxable income.

Income Protection

Income protection helps you plan for the unplanned. Benefits are designed to provide for you and your family when you are unable to work. We offer the following insurance options:

  • Basic and supplemental life
  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Short and long term disability
  • State and voluntary disability
  • Workers compensation

PaidTime Off

Whether for vacations or personal reasons, Riverbed offers the flexibility to use your time as it fits your life.  Full-time employees who have worked at Riverbed for one to three years get 10 paid holidays and 15 days of vacation per year. After four years of full-time employment, they get 20 days of vacation per year. Our paid time off includes:

  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Voting
  • Jury Duty
  • Military Service
  • Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave 

Employee Assistance Program

Riverbed offers an Employee Assistance Program that can help with confidential support including stress, family counseling, parental and childcare resources.  You are automatically enrolled in this benefit, which is available to you and members of your family at no cost. Assistance is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Riverbed Technology is committed to enhancing the quality of life of our employees and their families. By offering competitive salaries and comprehensive packages of health, dental, and other benefits, we strive to create an environment that attracts the most highly qualified individuals, contributes to our employees’ overall wellbeing, and helps all our workers grow along with our company.

It’s Where the New Net Works

 It’s a new, fast-evolving network situation for enterprises and we are right at the heart of this transformation. What we did for the WAN, we are now doing for cloud and SaaS applications. Enterprises today live with one foot on premise and one in the cloud. This new hybrid enterprise needs better ways to visualize, control and optimize its applications.

This is how the New Net works, and we want the best sales team to help our growing customer base capitalize on this new era. To do this, we offer great compensation and benefits, an amazing work environment and paths to grow your career and flourish within Riverbed. These are exciting times that offer tremendous opportunities and we find our creative, fast-paced, collaborative culture helps us achieve great things while having a whole lot of fun along the way.

With the hybrid enterprise becoming the new normal, now is a great time to join the New Riverbed. We have a leadership position in the $11B application infrastructure market. We have over 26,000+ customers, including 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100, who rely on us for solutions to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed and performance issues are diagnosed and cured quickly.

Our fan base is growing. We have a compelling vision for how applications will best perform in the hybrid enterprise and we have an impressive pipeline of new products coming to market. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, our foundation is stable and our market is growing—which means the future holds tremendous upside for you.


Where You Invent How the New Net Works

It’s a new, fast-evolving network situation for enterprises and we are right at the heart of this transformation. What we did for the WAN, we are now doing for cloud and SaaS applications. Enterprises today live with one foot on premise and one in the cloud. This new hybrid enterprise needs better ways to visualize, control and optimize its applications.

This is how the new net works, and we want the brightest app developer talent, cloud wranglers and networking geniuses to help define this new era. To do this, we offer great compensation and benefits, an amazing work environment and paths to grow your career and flourish within Riverbed. These are exciting times that offer mind bending problems to solve, but we find our creative, fast-paced, collaborative culture helps us achieve great things while having a whole lot of fun along the way.

It’s a great time to join the New Riverbed and be an important contributor to the tech that will radically change how businesses work. Our “hybridneers” are architecting the future of the hybrid enterprise, where applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed and performance issues are diagnosed and cured before impacting business performance. Now’s the time to jump on board, as our fan base is growing and our foundation is stable—which means the future holds tremendous upside for you.

University Recruiting:

Riverbed has exciting internships for graduating Software Development and Quality Engineers! We’re looking for candidates who have: 

• Pursuing, a BS/MS/PhD in CS, EE, Mathematics, or Physics (or can show equivalent skill).

• a strong, working knowledge of C/C++ and shell script development on UNIX/Linux.

• familiarity with of one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl, and shell scripting).

• a working knowledge of Unix-based OS (file systems, networking, and kernel internals)

• creative problem-solving skills.

• no fear of crazy-fast success.

Engineering Initiatives for Interns to Participate in:

Hackathon:

  • A chance to work on things that interest you!  Whether or not they’re applicable to the company’s products or processes.
  • An opportunity to gain experience organizing a group, and formulating a plan to implement your idea.
  • Learn something new by volunteering to work on a project you’re interested in but know little about.  An initial training to propagate required skills is part of the format.
  • Make new friends by working with people from other engineering teams and backgrounds.
  • Lunches are provided during Hackathon week, as are Engineering Resources like lab equipment, conference rooms, software, etc.

Shark Tank:

  • A ready-made avenue for any Engineer in the organization to innovate toward a new product or new feature.  This initiative gives you the opportunity to bypass traditional processes where only high level Architects or Product Management can influence products.  This gives Engineers a forum in which their ideas can be heard and considered.
  • Supports Engineers learning how to evaluate the business aspects of product and feature decisions.  If an Engineer ever dreams of someday starting their own company, this is a must-have skill!
  • Finalists are supported with budget and company resources (engineers, tools, processes, equipment and software) to achieve a prototype.  Normally one would have to fight against organizational resistance to get ideas heard, and probably build a prototype on one’s own without company support, but not at Riverbed!  We encourage personal development and career growth.

If you are an Engineering Student and would like to apply to our program, please email us at intern@riverbed.com 

Fresh Out of University Recruiting:

Are you a recent college graduate?  Do you want the opportunity to work for a successful tech company where you can learn and grow your career? Riverbed gives you this chance!

We are seeking talented and bright individuals to help usher in a new era.  You can have the opportunity to join an amazing global team at one of our offices around the world, or even from your home.  We want people who are passionate about contributing, learning and making a difference. 

Join our talented team and be part of our exciting journey.


It’s How the New Net Works!

It’s a new, fast-evolving network situation for enterprises and we are right at the heart of this transformation. What we did for the WAN, we are now doing for cloud and SaaS applications. Enterprises today live with one foot on premise and one in the cloud. This new hybrid enterprise needs better ways to visualize, control and optimize its applications.

This is how the new net works, and we want the best and brightest team to help us usher in this exciting new era. To do this, we offer great compensation and benefits, an amazing work environment and paths to grow your career and flourish within Riverbed. These are exciting times that offer tremendous opportunities and we find our creative, fast-paced, collaborative culture helps us achieve great things while having a whole lot of fun along the way.

Our fan base is growing, our foundation is stable and our innovations are transforming how the world works—which means the future holds tremendous upside for you.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Director for Global SI/SP Channe; L in Rochester, NH
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    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, Large and diverse portfolio, dynamic environment, great people, good combination of company size not too big but not too small

    Cons

    Not ready for services creation, the business is run by the business units, portfolio is geared to end customer but no consideration for the partner, private company with no transparency to limited stock program

    Advice to Management

    transparency is the value of any stocks, difficult to recruit and retain talent when there is no insight to the value of stock options. Career pathing especially for channels engineers is very limited. Channels poorly treated and considered

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Riverbed Technology Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Riverbed Technology (Santa Cruz, CA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Only asked and solved one question, and almost used half-hour and tried my best to explain it. They prefer C / C++ developer, but I use python most time. Still no feedback for now.

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Riverbed Technology Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work 2017, SF Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2017
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (National), 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™, 2016
  • 2016 Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • AI Business of Distinction Award, Acquisition International, 2016
  • Veteran Hiring Pledge, Military.com, 2016
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