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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated April 22, 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 15 reviews)

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

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  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.


  2. 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for overall.

    Cons

    Some growing pains for sure.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "nice people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best culture in bay area. Very flexible timings. Very understanding people. Great opportunity for technical contribution. Very interesting challenges in the areas.

    Cons

    Talent pool is thin. Higher management is risk averse. Slow release cycles.


  7. "Sales Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer III in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great products. Startup culture was still there.

    Cons

    Some have egos, which reflects badly in the culture internally.

    Advice to Management

    Remove bad culture.
    Get closer to the customer & listen to their needs.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solutions Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, company pay/benefits and people.

    Cons

    Uncertainty around company future. Marketing needs an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Equity event needed


  9. "Riverbed company review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the time, Riverbed has a good work/life balance. The CEO seems to genuinely care about the well being of the employees. There are many smart people working in the company. The product line is very promising for fast growth.

    Cons

    Like many companies of this size, there are some growing pains. The company has undergone a huge hiring spree, and now needs to get employees to have a common focus and strategy, while helping employees onboard and become productive.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus more on how we can retain good employees and understand why we are losing good employees, more than its focus on hiring new employees.


  10. "Riverbed"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, returning to Innovation

    Cons

    Lots of resources hired as Idea Factories - not enough resources to act upon those ideas

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there are sufficient operational resources to act on the Big Ideas generated by executive management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Billion dollar startup growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Delightful people at lower level management and individual contributors

    Cons

    Too many cowardly obactructionists who can't make go/no-go decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be courageous and don't stifle nextgen ideas to go to market. We can do it. Execute more and have less vacillation.



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