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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. "Best Company I have worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology that provides a "true" ROI for customers. I have never sold a technology that actually allows customers to "save" money vs. costing money to install in the network.

    Cons

    Very fast paced company, lots going on, and at the current growth of the company, challenging to keep running at this pace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide a great place to work and technology to sell, but don't allow the work/life balance to get out of "whack:"


  2. "High speed aggressive company from which there is much to learn in any career area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented employee base - working with highly intelligent poeple

    Cons

    work life balance is a challenge; long hours, weekends and holidays are expected

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the important work that middle managers and individual contributor do more formally.


  3. "Riverbed - a company with little bureuacracy and a respect for talented employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at the Champaign, IL site, where we focus on QA. Riverbed has good benefits and sets a very high bar for employee hiring, and provides great benefits (medical/dental/vision/401k/ESPP) and a work environment with nice perks and a flexible management style, which definitely helps to ensure that we have a talented engineering pool.

    Cons

    Your individual contribution is expected to be high, and since we have a very high bar for engineers, some positions can often remain unfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger marketing of the Steelhead product would be advisable. If I had known about and been able to see what the Steelhead can do for WAN optimization while I was a network engineer, I would have pushed my former company to buy it - but I had not heard of it!


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  5. "One Amazing Place To Work!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere.
    Wonderful resources
    Handy location
    Excellent leadership
    Staff are cared for and well respected
    Great opportunties within the company
    Riverbed does nice things for employees like family fun days and halloween party.
    Riverbed looks for new ways to always reward staff.

    Cons

    I have worked for both small and large businesses and not one company has totally looked after me and made me feel like a valued staff member like the way Riverbed does. I look forward to going to work every day and enjoy every moment i am at work. I could not fault Riverbed at all.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you are doing, you have made one amazing company and I am honored to be part of Riverbed.


  6. "If you're looking for a company where you can make a difference, this is the one."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day brings another exciting technical challenge. Management offers a multitude of opportunities for growth. Upper management is accessible to the common man and actually responds to feedback. The work environment is comfortable and the culture encourages a healthy balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here.


  7. "Best company I've ever worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great products, great culture, great company!

    Cons

    Stock price could be higher.


  8. "Its an amazing company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Flat management structure (though its changing fast to have more and sometimes not needed hierarchy)
    2. Flexible and very open work culture.

    Cons

    Salary structure highly depends upon your joining compensation and market. Lot of varations even in graduate packages.
    Benifits are missing in areas such as: gymnasium, phone line discounts etc.


  9. "Really talented people who are excited about what they do."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are some of the smartest I've ever seen. The work schedule is pretty flexible.
    Lots of perks and extras. The company really takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Lots of company processes, procedures, systems, etc to learn can be difficult.
    Commute is really hard on me.
    Lots of different products to be familiar with.


  10. "Exciting, high growing company....with growing pains."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of bright co-workers from a variety of backgrounds.
    Lots of exciting technology challenges.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving.
    Communication breakdowns on many levels are causing quality issues.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication across Support, QA, Engineering, and PM diminishes a strong product vision for everyone. Release smaller and sooner. Foster better horizontal communication. Automate and reduce waste.


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    "work with smart people in an collaborative environment in a growing company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As shown by successful acquisitions in past years, the management is forward looking. The company is evolving and growing with a cohesive story while capturing market opportunities. Working with a bunch of smart people in an open and collaborative environment is thoroughly challenging, stimulating and enjoyable.

    Cons

    hard to keep up hiring with growth - workload can be heavy at times

    Advice to Management

    twiki is great but doc database needs better cataloguing and search results as it continues to grow