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  • "The people are great and this place knows how to work hard & play hard.(in 127 reviews)
  • "Good benefits like health insurance and pension contributions(in 88 reviews)
  • "The company has a great culture(in 79 reviews)
  • "The products we work on are compelling and it's possible to maintain a good work/life balance.(in 78 reviews)
  • "Great technology and cutting(in 44 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
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    Wow Culture

    Feb 25, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Riverbed is an Amazing place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think off

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Positive Work Environment

    Jul 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good working environment, team collaboration is evident and ELT transparency is at par.

    Cons

    Although currently on the works but probably ramp up more on Branding.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Good jobs while a failing company lasts

    Jan 27, 2023 - Technical Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Generous benefits, understanding of work/life balance, pleasant people to work with. Lots of internal opportunities for people who push and find them. Better shot at getting a title and good experience above your normal level than at somewhere healthy. Management has strongly resisted layoffs. If you're good at enforcing boundaries and don't mind chaos, this can be a solid paycheck and safe harbor for another couple years.

    Cons

    The company is dying, full stop. Management is confused and feckless, and missed its window of opportunity to turn the ship around. The 2021 bankruptcy was the beginning of the end, and the company is now focused on squeezing the last drops out of existing customers and aged product suite, largely because the engineering organization proved incapable of modernizing. The politics are ridiculous, lots of roles are empty, tons of institutional knowledge is simply gone. Many people are burning out and leaving with nothing lined up. Bottom line: This is NOT a company for people who care about having control over their fates, who need to feel like they're on a winning team, or who need to point to big successes to further their careers. Riverbed can probably coast for quite a while, but the next big shock will sink the ship.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company - good technology - will figure it out but will take some time to find their way

    Dec 20, 2022 - Enterprise Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Work flexibility (remote) -Like my teammates -Tech is great

    Cons

    -Been lots of turnover but in local Mrkt & across the Geo’s -Not much inbound leads/opps & Biz Dev (ISR) Team is newer; making strides but don’t expect much for while -Middle leadership has turned over quite a bit

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Zombieland

    Dec 13, 2022 - Vice President in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent salary and treatment; a positive group of colleagues.

    Cons

    There is no discernible leadership. Management seems to be playing out the string.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good potential

    Nov 19, 2022 - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good base technology and products

    Cons

    Changing management and roadmap direction

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Sinking Ship

    Nov 16, 2022 - Enterprise Sales Executive 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy to get promoted because there is a high attrition rate and a lot of VP & Director level titles Company benefits Well known name to customers with legacy install base

    Cons

    Little to no care for the employees No accountability Executive Leadership is the “good ole boys club”. They are ineffective and out for themselves Dated mindset of how to sell. They are still teaching people Sandler methods. Products are not cloud ready. Toxic culture

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Pivot Rebrand Repivot

    Dec 5, 2022 - Sales 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Turmoil has stabilized for now

    Cons

    Years of poor decisions by leaders promted by nepotism resulted in listless company

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    You won't be selling the products that made them popular, Riverbed is Aeternity

    Nov 26, 2022 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are generally not toxic, company will hire you if you're desperate/have no other options, 3-4 months non recoverable draw

    Cons

    1. The company touts 99% placement in the F100 and 95% placement in the F500. They forgot to mention that these are Steelheads/WanOp which no one needs anymore, which lead to Riverbed's bankruptcy 2. Company is pushing their observability platform they acquired, Aeternity, which is a tiny company entering late in an already crowded marketplace 3. Zero BDR/inside sales 4. Zero marketing or brand recognition 5. Zero leads in general 6. Zero partners pushing product 7. Massive turnover at all levels of the org 8. Majority of reps are at 20% or less to quota In short, you're working for Aeternity, a tiny company...not Riverbed.

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Some great people

    Aug 27, 2022 - Professional 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Pay/Benefits not bad Great coworkers Lots of Opportunity

    Cons

    Horrible Executive Leadership Lack of Direction Doesn't listen to its employees or customers

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Riverbed Technology has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,297 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Riverbed Technology to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Riverbed Technology employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Riverbed Technology. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

64% of Riverbed Technology employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Riverbed Technology 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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