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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Riverbed Technology Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
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  • work/life balance is not super great (in 15 reviews)

  • Like many companies of this size, there are some growing pains (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good Perks and Salary"

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    Current Employee - Performance Consultant II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Performance Consultant II in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks and salary. The technology is interesting. The culture is also very good, and people are willing to help you if you have a question or problem.

    Cons

    Very diverse portfolio of products, and customers sometimes expect you to know it all. This can be very stressful especially if you lack the proper training on a particular product.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more training opportunities to employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "revenue analysis"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Analysis in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Revenue Analysis in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, 401K plan,

    Cons

    Working during weekend sometimes.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with there.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Food, team building exercises, no micromanaging

    Cons

    Absolutely none worth complaining about :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding the individuals that work hard!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be good before the acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Some flexibility to work from home
    People are generally nice

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clear direction
    Product which was innovative a decade ago is now stagnating
    Senior people are leaving in droves. Pretty much the only ones staying are those stuck because of their H1B status.

    Advice to Management

    The company really, really needs to have a clear vision and communicate that to the troops.

    Riverbed Technology Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – VP, Recruiting and Talent

    Since going private, Riverbed has exceeded all market expectations. Our quarterly revenue target numbers where hit three quarters in a row and the service expectations of our 28,000+ customers were ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "senior product manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good working environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    not much of career growth. no additional bonus/stocks


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Has seen better days"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, work-life balance, lot of opportunities

    Cons

    no talent left, people left are all stuck due to one reason or another. No real motivation around.

    Advice to Management

    Kick some people out and get some new blood flowing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great work/life balance and many great benefits

    Cons

    Senior management needs to adapt to change


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Great tech- Unfortunate management"

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    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Through acquisitions and innovation, have set themselves up to take advantage of market trends in the next 5 years

    Cons

    They hired incompetent first line management for the major account sales /NW. Major accounts should be where you put your best and brightest, not where you place a micro managing, dull witted uninspired automaton.

    Advice to Management

    Have some clue what first line management like this does to a team.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, decent management (though they did go through some restructuring with the acquisition/going private), awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Less of cutting edge innovation than some would like in a silicon valley company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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