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"Really talented people who are excited about what they do."

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people I work with are some of the smartest I've ever seen. The work schedule is pretty flexible.
Lots of perks and extras. The company really takes care of their people.

Cons

Lots of company processes, procedures, systems, etc to learn can be difficult.
Commute is really hard on me.
Lots of different products to be familiar with.

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. "It has been a Great experience thus far..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you excel, you get recognized.
    -The company likes to promote from within.
    -you get to work with a wide range of knowledgeable individuals
    -the company promotes work/life balance.
    -They are willing to train you.

    Cons

    -Pay could be a bit better
    -bonuses could be a bit better.

    Advice to Management

    get more competitive with the pay... I would say we lose people to other companies because of pay differences.


  2. "Riverbed presents a good vision, executes successfully, and values its employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Executive management has a clear vision and executes it with smart finance, acquisitions, and communication
    * Product management is fairly good at providing reliable data
    * Acquisitions are given a lot of freedom to run their business the way they want. This gives the feel of a smaller more agile company.
    * Employees are valued: benefits are better than expected, and when they change, they generally get better. Coffee, soda, juice, milk, cereal, and snacks are free and always available. Specialized equipment requests are usually honored.
    * Healthy promotion from within

    Cons

    * IT wants to lock down developers to the point that it interferes with productivity. VPN is required on the local wifi. Hardware vendor has limited choices that aren't developer friendly. All communication must go through the system which is routed to an outside vendor to triage.
    * Development groups do not support each other very well. Certain groups (larger ones) do not have any motivation to respond to requests from other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Support your developers more:
    * Fend off the oppressive policies of IT.
    * Provide the best equipment. If a developer says "I know this sounds unreasonable, but I would like the top-of-the-line apple laptop with a thunderbolt display", don't say "Yup, that's unreasonable". Instead say "I can get you that, but you won't be able to upgrade as quickly as others in your group". That's a win-win situation.
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