Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
506 Reviews
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506 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
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Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 45 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving (in 12 reviews)

  • Growing pains associated with transforming sales team to a multi-product solution sales team (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Riverbed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a smart place to work.The way documentation is done, the design, and product all are smartly done.

    Cons

    None for now for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For sure, tis is one of the best companies in the world to work for.......

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Marketing in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Manager - Marketing in Bangalore

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great salary, perks, stock. Excellent transparency....etc.

    Cons

    Sorry, yet to be identified

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An Awesome Place to work at. Definitely among the top 10 best emloyers...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing environment - fosters innovation
    - Colleagues are very helpful and are open to new concepts and ideas
    - culture of rewards based on objective data

    Cons

    No cons so far. Its an amazing place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in New Delhi

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Superb Solution and Vision from the Senior Executives including CEO, COO

    Cons

    Low Marketing Budget which may help in creating Strong Brand and Awareness with Partners and Customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right time to Expand the team and Marketing budget as we have the best of Solution Mix, Expertise and Team to Make it a Bigger Success

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Team, Focussed towards their goal, excellent down-to-earth management lead by one of the best Human Beings in the IT industry Mr. Jerry Kennely

    Cons

    Some people have big egos which create difficult situations but who doesn't have these exceptions ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue this very good work.... Hope you continue to drive the organization for years to come to far more glory

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and easy going work environment

    Cons

    Some Management seem to be in this "Circle" that aren't qualified for their positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great at hiring employees.. Not so much in selecting Middle Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company for motivated individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    - Good Culture
    - Invests in employee with training

    Cons

    - Needs consolidation/reducing IT tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Diversify energy to all the products Riverbed owns.

  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Regional Teams, RSU, Stock Options, ESPPs plus Amazing Health Benefits

    Cons

    Too many process could be simplified, less/no growth opportunity regional offices, wearing too many hats to perform task compare to HQ that it was specialize to every positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't overlooked the contributions of other regions as well. Give opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company. Unfortunately in a shallow market space.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Awesome people
    - Flat hierarchy hence no fighting for promotions. People try to work together to get things done.
    - Minimal management interference
    - Tech is given the room to get the product/feature working
    - Excellent focus on developer driven quality
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Very minimal review process, almost no feedback
    - Employee levels are kept internal, its hard to say if you are doing a great job or not
    - No cash bonus
    - Flat stock price, hence no new projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Engineering culture is awesome, but need to get more projects going

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Glad place to work until large acquisitions started...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    WAN optimization is a very solid; management is very sound; marketing is exceptional

    Cons

    integration issues with large acquisitions; probably should have bought smaller players.

    Negative Outlook

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