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Riverbed Technology Software Developer Reviews

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Riverbed Technology Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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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. "Working at Riverbed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (18)

    "R.I.P"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    They have good set of customers. Their old products are good which are still making money.

    Cons

    It had a great culture once upon a time. All is lost now. The wan optimization market is now saturated, and they do not have a clear strategy. It all started falling apart last year when it went private and laid off 10-15% of its workforce. After all this, people lost confidence and almost all the people that made the company once great left. It all happened within an year. Now they have hired too many people in a short amount of time without proper screening, to fill the vacated positions in a hurry, it seemed scary actually. Lot of people managers who do not have an much technical knowledge have sprung. Micro management and politics rule. Upper management does not care. It is hence now a place of lots of talkers and no doers. I hate to say all this, since it was one of the best places I worked, now falling apart so badly and so quickly.

    STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    You need to care for your people!

    Riverbed Technology Response

    Mar 3, 2016 – VP, Recruiting and Talent

    Though Riverbed started out as the pioneer and leader in WAN optimization, we have expanded from a single-product company to a multi-product company and are now continuing to grow and expand into... More

  3. "Riverbed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome company to work, there is room to learn and practice

    Cons

    can be difficult to balance work & training

    Advice to Management

    provide more training