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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. "Amazing people, okay pay, great location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are absolutely amazing which makes it a great place to work. Pay is definitely not the most competitive in the area but if you like being in downtown SF this is the best established and still growing tech company around. The executive management team is super transparent which truly makes you feel that the work you are doing has an impact.

    Cons

    Pay could definitely be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Having a more flexible attitude about working remotely and paying more competitively will definitely raise the bar for recruiting and keeping talent in an ultra competitive market.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Just "ok""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, smart employees, better than great engineering team, excellent tech support team, and good health benefits (if important).

    Cons

    poor compensation, poor career path opportunities or promotion opportunities. If one is performing well in their current position they will keep them there and hire from the outside. Tend to hire from outside vs promote from within.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared for long hours and very little thanks or recognition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good working conditions, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Management change their minds continually re the focus.
    Arrogant leadership and still a small minded company despite the growth
    Process too complex and prevents sales
    Too much duplication of effort and lack of respect and professionalism between old and new colleagues......very political

    Advice to Management

    Employ higher positions from outside Riverbed. People with real skills and experience that can take Riverbed to where it needs to be.....


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, with cool technology and strong engineering teams"

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

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    * Strong engineers
    * Great work culture
    * Two locations in the bay area for commuting convenience (SF & SV)
    * Great product portfolio to take advantage of emerging trends in Enterprise IT

    Cons

    * Salaries are about industry average rather than above
    * Occasional management missteps


  5. "Inside Sales in HQ is fantastic so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% market share in primary market
    Name recognition and good customer feedback
    Competitive salary and bonus
    Friendly and communicative bosses

    Cons

    Complicated systems
    Lots of responsibilities and fast pace

    Advice to Management

    Restructure to avoid internal competition for leads and opps
    Update and rebuild salesforce, buy Chatter piece already. They brag about how tricked out their salesforce environment is, but its complicated, clunky, and overall doesn't quickly give me what I need


  6. "Manager at Riverbed Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, you are left to shine and do a GREAT job. It is a happy place to work and really enjoy my job. The compensation is above average. There are snacks and cold drinks available for everyone. A place I hope to work at for a long while. Many classes available free of charge and can be taken during work hours, I have really enjoyed these and have gained alot.

    Cons

    It is hard for me to think of any cons, except for the desks everyone is too close together and this can cause problems with privacy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same culture and keep doing what you are doing.


  7. "channel sales director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products for now, and diversifying

    Cons

    not enough innovations compared to competition

    Advice to Management

    too arrogant culture

  8. "Good place to work"

    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

    - flexable work environment; interesting work
    - regular pay increases and benefits are almost 100% paid for by the company.

    Cons

    - can be long work hours for periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    For longer term staff, 3+ years, provide some sabbatical leave for reenergizing. Perhaps 30 days paid leave.


  9. "Good Place to Work"

    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

    Opportunity to go beyond your job title. Flat hierarchy.

    Cons

    Company if going through growing pains transitioning from a startup/small company to a established mid-size to large company.