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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First-line Engineering management responsive, yet allow you to work.

    Cons

    Reviewers spread out over the world, hard to get consensus sometimes

    Advice to Management

    You are moving the company in the right direction - feels nice after 15 years at a place that isn't.


  2. "Cross-functional, the way it should be!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ever wanted your voice to be heard and valued? How about being given the space to be creative and grow your career? The idea that leadership not only hears but listens to your concerns and ideas. I have found a place to grow and nurture my need to learn!

    Cons

    Deliverable. Deliverable. Deliverable. No rest for the weary!

    Advice to Management

    Keep keeping things exciting!

  3. "Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparency on projects and business goals/performance

    Cons

    Competition is far far behind!


  4. "Working at Riverbed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very Good Work culture.
    2. Good Work life balance.
    3. Great people to work with company wide.
    4. Supports personal and professional growth as an individual and team.

    Cons

    Can't think of much. May be start giving more benefits like bonus , better annual increment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Performance review process and increase the benefits like RSU / bonus for employees.


  5. "Riverbed company review"

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    • 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 (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.


  6. "Riverbed"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Billion dollar startup growing pains"

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

  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome products, Awesome people, Awesome benefits. Always an exciting day. Messaging to customers needs to be consistent but we are getting there.

    Cons

    Things can sometimes get stuck even when it is a priority to close a deal. There are lots of people to help that have been at Riverbed ready to jump in and help.

    Advice to Management

    Kick up marketing, spend more on customer facing promotions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Technical Writer"

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

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

    Pros

    Professional, fun, friendly people. Great opportunity in Software-Defined Networking technology. Good pay and benefits (excellent Health benefits). On site yoga. Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Riverbed recently has acquired a couple of key technologies and, as with any merger, there are some integration pain points.

    Advice to Management

    Keep release schedules and release content realistic. Stay focused on the key elements of the roadmap. Keep up the "little" morale boosters like MWOFW, breakfasts, yoga, etc.


  10. "Amazing place for Engineers!"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1)Very smart and knowledgable coworkers
    2)Company with a very strong engineering mindset.Also the engineering organization is always keen to improve Engineer productivity and there is a strong culture to write small tools to make every Engineer more productive.
    3)Worked with some of the best Technical Managers here.Was amazed by how Managers are keen to understand actual engineering problems and give their insights and come up with solutions.

    4)Extremely knowledgable co-workers who are open and willing to help in your success
    5)Lot of test driven development mindset.My team was keen on developing Regression test frameworks even before developing the feature
    6)Lots of Free food :)

    Cons

    1)I sometimes feel that Engineers can push a bit harder to make /create products better/faster
    2)The companyis small making me feel that the networking biggies can take over the Application Networking market by acquiring the company any time
    3)No bonus package for employees yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current engineering mindset as it is.Reward employees


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