Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
493 Reviews
4.2
493 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
428 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 43 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

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    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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    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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    • 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

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    • 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

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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Amazing Products & Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The products are amazing! Every one of the products in the portfolio works as advertised. As a sales rep you know there will be no rear-view selling. Culture at the SF HQ is fantastic! The executive leadership has been able to keep a start-up feel at a big company. Inside sales team works & plays hard! Ultimately every company has its faults but the executives are willing to admit mistake and try to fix problems. Our Sr. VP of Sales for the America's is an inspirational leader who knows how to turn some of the sales execution problems around. You can complain about any job...and yes there are there are under-performers who will write nasty things but that's a part of being a big company.

    Cons

    Compensation for Inside Sales is not at the level of a lot of other companies. This we are told is being "worked on" but for now remains below market. The troubles reported recently definitely cause anxiety but that's the nature of working at a tech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing whats right for the investors and employees. There is a lot of love & faith from the employees!

    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    There are some really talented people at Riverbed who truly believe in the value of the solutions offered. Great team work, and an over all great solution set.

    Cons

    Limited communication down through the ranks. Executive staff are great about the overall company, but regional and local management leave much to be desired in terms of communication.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    Great products and a great team - tremendous support and culture

    Cons

    company growth started reducing some of the pros outlined above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admittedly hard - try and preserve as much of the energy as enthusiasm as the early days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Top-down and consistent focus on collaboration and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work cross-functionally in alignment with big customer and company initiatives. This is culturally the most frictionless environment I've ever worked in--the ethic of "git 'er done" is pervasive across all functions and in practically every person I've encountered. The pace is fast and the work is demanding, but the explicit focus here on employees from executive leadership is superior to all my previous employers.

    Cons

    Very lean, IT services-wise. IT doesn't get in the way, but some of the niceties I grew accustomed to with other employers are absent here. The focus on cloud-delivered and off-the-shelf systems could definitely benefit from some integration and systems work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great technology and vision, needs improvement on execution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technology and vision for where the IT industry is going. A lot of smart, driven people to work with. Everyone works hard to make IT better for our customers and works in a collaborative environment for the benefit of our customers and bottom-line revenue.

    Cons

    The leadership is slow to execute their vision and communicate it through the ranks in order to get momentum for important initiatives. This is particularly prevalent in product roadmaps and marketing execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicating initiatives down through all levels of the company is important to ensure the great culture and to enable execution on the vision for the company. There are many times our own internal policies and processes are more of a roadblock than external industry forces.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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