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Riverbed Technology Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Great employees. No hidden agendas.

    Cons

    Struggling with fine-tuning their products. Outsourcing development. Experiencing growing pains. I'd still be there if they hadn't cut a couple of products.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it once was."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Riverbed was once the best. New technology and encouraged learning. Management had the ability to inspire and support was strong.
    - Flexible working style

    Cons

    After going private Riverbed lost is't way. Not sure what they want to be or do. WAN optimization or VPN application monitoring.
    - Down sizing for financial reasons.

    Advice to Management

    - Remember what made the company successful and feed that engineer. Stay the course to success

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very good culture and opportunity to learn new things. Decent work life balance and lot of refreshment snacks and food. Good salary and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Could not find any.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more organized.


  4. "Riverbed intern"

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    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good engineering team, fun place to work

    Cons

    Management can improve, need to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Need improvement and innovation


  5. Helpful (4)

    "senior product manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good working environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    not much of career growth. no additional bonus/stocks


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Has seen better days"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, work-life balance, lot of opportunities

    Cons

    no talent left, people left are all stuck due to one reason or another. No real motivation around.

    Advice to Management

    Kick some people out and get some new blood flowing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, decent management (though they did go through some restructuring with the acquisition/going private), awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Less of cutting edge innovation than some would like in a silicon valley company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Its a disaster!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was good before privatization!

    Cons

    All is lost now. Almost all the wonderful people quit after it became private. Almost everyone in the company are now new hires. Riverbed used to be know for its people, now its a mess. No stocks/options. The work is terrible. Managers and upper management could not care less. Managers do not have an even little technical knowledge. Talking to them is like talking to HR. Hard workers are not rewarded nor heard. People are least motivated. They have lost market share and competitors are doing much better. The list goes on.


  9. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere both San Francisco and Sunnyvale. Politics was less in early days. Get the work done.

    Cons

    Started going downhill in 2012/13. Nevertheless, an awesome environment when you compare to other companies.


  10. "Tech Support Org"

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    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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