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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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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. "Sales Engineer III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Tech Support Org"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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  5. "Senior Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Riverbed Rocks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  7. "Positive work environment in a changing world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Quality Assurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riverbed as company: They care about their employees. They have great benefits and training classes. They keep their employees engaged on what their mission is. They have quarterly meetings where all employees attend. Great communicators. Work with a lot of smart and friendly people.Everyone works together as a team. The work and life balance is great.

    Cons

    This has no reflection on Riverbed as a whole: but my department comes up with ideas or suggestions to help our product be user friendly and because we are not developers our ideas are not even considered.

    Advice to Management

    We have a great vision and lets keep up the hard work to make it happen. Think about our users / customers and keep our product user friendly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awful internal outdated interview process"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. The internal recruiter should retire. He is stuck in the 80's. They put processes in place not to hire quality individuals, based on outdated processes that have no merit. They use a program that some recruiter put in place that justifies his job.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Run! The communication level the respect or lack there of does not exist. This is a company you did not want to work for

    Advice to Management

    Get real with yourself.

    Riverbed Technology Response

    Jan 6, 2017 – VP, Recruiting and Talent

    Riverbed aspires to provide each candidate with the most positive and seamless interview experience that we are able to provide. We hope that our Recruiting staff is most helpful throughout the ... More


  11. "."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people

    Cons

    none to speak of really. love this place



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