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Helpful (5)

"Stay away if you are in HR"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Riverbed Technology as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Good Name in the industry.

Cons

-Horrible management that lies to you about pay raises after 3 month reviews. Don't believe anything this company says to you about performance reviews and bonuses. I've spoken with multiple contractors that have said the same thing about the way this organization lies to their people.
-Lies told to all contractors about job growth, increase in responsibility, and visibility within the organization.
-Major attrition in HR. Nobody stays past 6 months because there is no career path at Riverbed in HR.
-Lack of response in communication from management. You can write repeadeted emails to your manager about action items discussed in past meetings, but if he doesn't feel your email is important, he will just ignore you and act like nothing ever happened.

Advice to Management

There is a reason that no one stays in your recruiting organization after 5-6 months in R & D...and it isn't the contractors. Try communicating with your employees and holding yourself accountable

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. Helpful (2)

    "work with smart people in an collaborative environment in a growing company!"

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

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

    Pros

    As shown by successful acquisitions in past years, the management is forward looking. The company is evolving and growing with a cohesive story while capturing market opportunities. Working with a bunch of smart people in an open and collaborative environment is thoroughly challenging, stimulating and enjoyable.

    Cons

    hard to keep up hiring with growth - workload can be heavy at times

    Advice to Management

    twiki is great but doc database needs better cataloguing and search results as it continues to grow


  2. "Huge market potential for its products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its growing at a fast pace
    High base salary
    Transparent culture
    Some teams have relly wonderful people with great qualifications

    Cons

    Not many perks other than the standard stuff
    Pressure to accept an offer once its made

    Advice to Management

    Please give sufficient time to candidates to think through their offers and explore other options.

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