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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated March 7, 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, steady growth, company supports work/life balance

    Cons

    Since company went private there are no stock options or ESPP


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    "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


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    "Senior Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    It is small company with limited product mix.

    Cons

    It is very micro management


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  5. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere both San Francisco and Sunnyvale. Politics was less in early days. Get the work done.

    Cons

    Started going downhill in 2012/13. Nevertheless, an awesome environment when you compare to other companies.


  6. "I very much liked working for Riverbed."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management was great and the team members for the most part were very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Acquisition caused lay-offs to unsuspecting employees after being promised that there would be none.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a bit more on hands help and training for new people.


  7. "Tech Support Org"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Global Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Global Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best Executive Leadership in Silicon Valley work here. The collaborative culture to get the job/task completed is outstanding

    Cons

    Company has experienced growth and recent turnover creating some uncertainty on who does what.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on cross functional accountability and timely execution of projects.


  8. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the ability to make a difference

    Cons

    Some of our systems need updating


  9. "Riverbed Rocks"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Riverbed continues to keep the Silicon Valley dream alive providing ample opportunity to learn from extremely intelligent people working on leading-edge technology for important customers all while having "mandatory" fun.

    Cons

    Only the normal limitations that go with any private company, primarily no ESPP to make incremental investments and/or take periodic profits from the company's growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work.


  10. "Sales Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, excellent place to work

    Cons

    None really, couldn't be happier


  11. "Positive work environment in a changing world"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great coworkers across many different departments, with a positive culture of helping each other to achieve common goals, larger than individual politics.
    - Attempted balance of work and life, with an emphasis in caring for family

    Cons

    - Like all IT technology vendors, and maybe applicable to companies across all industries, the world is evolving where new ways of consuming technology has forced change to occur. This is much larger than Riverbed, affecting companies across the board from EMC, Dell, Cisco, HP, but Riverbed is also being forced to adapt to new requirements and the transition from appliance to more pure software delivery.



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