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"Who is in charge"

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Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great History and success. Jerry is a fantastic CEO with tons of enthusiasm and energy. Very personable and cares greatly about his company and people. Couldn't possibly be any nicer of a human being running a $1B company on this earth.

Cons

Finance and Channels running the company without communicating to engineering or field sales teams a clear and concise vision. This overloads engineering by bypassing the product management teams; of which all the long time stake holders are leaving or have left. Sales changes to comp plans targeting EPS growth could be better managed by thinning the thousands of overlays that contribute very little to the bottom line. Successful contributors are being squeezed out by ill communicated sales overlays and vertical focus in areas where growth is tapped out. Compensation plans are getting better in terms of thought going in to a region but the constant flux in alignments allows very few sales teams to achieve quota.

Advice to Management

Engineering is overwhelmed, Field teams are confused and no one is visibly in charge of the sales team. Programs of a failed sales VP (who has departed) are still marching forward. Slow the pace and allow focus on the multi product set. Allow contributors to be successful and stop placing faith in the unknown. Be a sales organization that drives amazing technology like the early days. Grow but reward those who consistently deliver.

Other Employee Reviews for Riverbed Technology

  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great from top to bottom

    Cons

    There are no significant cons

    Advice to Management

    expand product sets


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great company but going down rapidly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good management, nice coworker, free snack, excellent espresso machine

    Cons

    losing too many experienced people. quality of product is getting worse.

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