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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Riverbed Technology Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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  • work/life balance is not super great (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential, company vision and strategy needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of room for growth and personal impact, great technology

    Cons

    No company vision or strategy, very siloed, poor internal communication

    Advice to Management

    Have entire company work towards common and known objectives


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It was OK!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    The people
    Small Office Atmosphere
    The pace

    Cons

    Everyone was out to outdo or pin each other
    People Undermined
    Understanding of Responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their job

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people. Work life balance. Great location

    Cons

    The company seems to have lost its way. It was such a wonderful place and I was proud to work there, but it just can't seem to sell its new solutions.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you the best of luck.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    You can work with lot of nice and interesting people.

    Cons

    No Bonus, No Shares... :)

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand employees growing financial needs.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good times and not so good times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours at times
    Good benefits
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Slow decision making
    Bureaucratic management
    Top heavy organization


  6. Helpful (2)

    "On shaky ground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, convenient locations, good people.

    Cons

    Management is confused, engineering discipline is non-existent


  7. "Riverbed intern"

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    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good engineering team, fun place to work

    Cons

    Management can improve, need to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Need improvement and innovation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology, no strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of excellent and interesting technology in digital experience management and cloud-ready network edge. Lots of smart, talented software and sales engineers in many technology domains. Some excellent sellers. Strong partner ecosystem.

    Cons

    Company strategy has not kept up with the accumulation of technical assets. Engineering time and effort is focused on rationalizing and integrating these diverse assets, but we don't have a unifying mission or direction (hint: everything we do needs either to move to the cloud or get left behind). Management seems inclined to address problems by tweaking the organization and acquiring even more new technology assets, which further amplifies the problems with focus and identity.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify our company strategy, focus all resources behind it, encourage in-house innovation to pursue it, and create a stable, safe, supportive environment to execute on it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    making positive products that help globally

    Cons

    The mantras of
    "No results, No Relationship"
    "Grow or Go"

    Advice to Management

    Its not about you, its about us.
    Turnover is extremely high, and those that remain after you've disrupted everything, have to live with your decisions for years after you've left for the next gig.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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


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