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  • "The people are great and this place knows how to work hard & play hard.(in 128 reviews)
  • "The products we work on are compelling and it's possible to maintain a good work/life balance.(in 84 reviews)
  • "Good benefits like health insurance and pension contributions(in 82 reviews)
  • "Seeds of a great culture(in 81 reviews)
  • "Great technology and cutting(in 44 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Sep 23, 2020 - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    All looks good, no cons

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Company is at crossroads

    Apr 19, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    'Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here'

    Cons

    Career development can be challenging in certain departments.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Riverbed gives its employees opportunities to learn new skills and apply them

    Oct 14, 2013 - Member Of Technical Staff 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working at Riverbed is very educational, because you're always surrounded by smart employees. The products we work on are compelling and it's possible to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Riverbed provides fewer fluff benefits than other bay area tech companies. Compensation is tied to the stock price, which is fairly volatile.

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Very Political, demoralising workplace, Bad Culture

    May 31, 2016 -  in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Used to be a nice place to work....but after the reorgs and the company going private, the culture shifted ...

    Cons

    -Make sure you carry your boss's balls/ lick their boots as almost everything in the workplace is decided by the managers -This is due to the almost non existent guidelines or policies available. -Managers are treated like demi Gods and there's no one to police or rectify/correct any bad behaviour or abuse of authority from them. -No one wants to take ownership and accountability of work tasks ( only high visibility tasks to management) and due to the lack of policies there are many grey areas and things get pushed around -No work life balance at all ( esp if you have a manager who works 24/7 and doesn't know how to push back- refer to point above on grey ares and things getting pushed around) -Very political work environment where boot licking is highly encouraged. -Very weak HR dept as well - HR best practises are not followed

    7 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    Consultant

    May 31, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    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.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The best company I have ever worked for

    Oct 17, 2013 - QA Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A company that offers a great Work/Life Balance that is challenging and rewarding at the same time. Riverbed dominates it's market because it is full of smart / funny / energized people delivering a great product people really find value in.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pros and Cons

    Jan 12, 2020 - MTS-2 in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and uses advance technology in the market.

    Cons

    Need to improve management ability

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A sinking boat

    Aug 13, 2019 - Member Of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Really political and management people kept making wrong decisions

    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Work in progress

    May 1, 2019 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and a few people who know what they are doing

    Cons

    Not enough people who know what they are doing

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    6 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    An inspiring place to work!

    Oct 10, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The culture and passion at Riverbed does not compare to anything else I have experienced. The people here truly care about your career growth as well as your ideas to contribute. Riverbed values a work life balance and appreciates each individual. You can definitely feel the energy and excitement as we are making amazing progress in 2016(i.e. launching a new product and acquiring companies).

    Cons

    It has its days, but none that would cause any negative concern.

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