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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Paul Mountford
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  • "Could improve the work-life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Growing pains, like other good companies" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Renewals"

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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

    Pros

    -Culture - Great People
    -Opportunity for Career Growth
    -Ability to impact direction
    -Leadership making the right changes

    Cons

    -Transition to Cloud slow but improving
    -Channel Strategy

    Advice to Management

    -Keep digging in, pivoting the company to more Software.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Renewals"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Renewal Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Renewal Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, all the opportunities to shine that you want - step up to the plate, there is work to be done - There are no cliques, just one large team of contributors.

    Cons

    none currently that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay honest and open, and keep moving forward !

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Renewals"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Renewal Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Renewal Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with! All are very open and caring with each other. Plenty of opportunity to shine, even for new hires or for those that work remotely. Management has an extremely open door policy, and shows true concern for employees and their needs.
    Benefits are on par with the industry.

    Cons

    Pay raises could reflect cost of living in the area and cost of living increases a bit more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You've created a family style environment that breeds confidence in each other.


  4. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 401K, vision and Dental
    Great location
    Internal Sales team is great to work with

    Cons

    Merit Increases would be nice, i hear Riverbed isn't known for doing this but there is room for changes

    Advice to Management

    Identify your top three in the department and reward them
    Cut dead weight, theres no point in paying someone to do a job they cant do the right way


  5. "Used to be fantastic - but increasingly bureaucratic."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Good salary and benefits, but those are being cut back considerably since the company has not been making its numbers. Very weak executive team that do not provide the leadership needed, especially for the sales team.


  6. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Management lack of direction and motivation.


  7. "It was ok"

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    • 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

    Pros

    It was a great job

    Cons

    The people were hard to work for

  8. "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Compensation
    My experience of Riverbed's culture was that it values its employees more than many other companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    There are internal politics as at any company, & as at any company, Managers & Directors may not have the same set of values as the C level Executives.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "My years at Riverbed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Riverbed as a senior front-end software engineer for five years. Prior to being taken private in 2015, Riverbed was a well-run place to work. It had some excellent managers and the work we did was state-of-the-art. Many of us were laid off in the merger. I cannot say what morale is like there now, in 2018, but I'm told it was pretty low after the layoffs.

    Cons

    There really weren't many downsides (except getting laid off, naturally!). Getting sold to a hedge fund may have buoyed the stock and the senior officers' pay, but I doubt it did much positive for the regular employees of the company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Renewals"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Renewals in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Renewals in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not many except free food if you enjoy sugar cereal and salty snacks. Nothing healthy here.

    Cons

    It has a frat house/click mentally that seems supported my management and hard to break into. If your over the age of 40 watch out for the “good ol boys club”. It’s still strong. And entirely too much drinking in the office after 4pm.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at breaking up some of the teams/clicks to give others the chance to show what they’ve got. Nepotism runs deep.


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