Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 12 November 2014
Updated 12 November 2014
497 Reviews
4.2
497 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
430 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 44 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.  

    Excellent

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Best Workplace

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    • 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.  

    Decent and stable place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    - Practically 0 office politics.
    - Extremely good HR and immigration benefits (the former OPNET paid for everything).
    - Loose hierarchy, informal relationships with superiors.

    Cons

    - Not in an exciting field. Opportunities are limited.
    - Many of OPNET products are legacy and work in a sandbox like environment. Still no services offered in cloud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great technology and company to work

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    Current Employee - SEM
    Current Employee - SEM

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    great technical team including SEs+GCEs. Open arms environment between techies.

    Cons

    big challenge to integrate networking, NPM, APM mentality of Sales reps/SEs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retention/payrise system has to be more clear and flexible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Riverbed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The facilities are nice and so is the location (although I prefer our old 199 Fremont location). Snacks in the breakroom is also a plus.

    Cons

    Like any place of employment, some people are great to work with, others not so much. Working here has its ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with very smart and interesting people and excellent products that actually work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Riverbed is a great place to work. Hard working people who are very open and friendly. Work/life balance is good. Products work extremely well and generally people are very happy here.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing many changes and company is at an inflection point. Concerns over losing good people during such fluctuations due to market pressures.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits, brand name,leave policies,maternity and paternity leave benefits are decent compared to other companies

    Cons

    1. Unstable job environment. Regular layoffs due to company not performing well
    2. No growth within the company
    3. Extremely volatile environment especially in APJ, bad,in human management...busy chucking employees every quarter
    4. Dying technology. SteelHeads used to be great...they are not needed now in cloud computing era...performance monitoring solutions are nice nut the company lacks employees who could show value in them to the prospect.
    5. Hiring anyone and then firing later realizing that the employees has no potential...why hire people not suited for the job
    6. Live in the fear of loosing your job. Performance doesnt matter...especially on APJ...
    7. ANZ not doing great...which is overall bad for APJ because major slice of the business comes from Australia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either close the company or otherwose give your employees a good and secure environment to work...failure of caompany in wall street is because of YOU...not becuase of your employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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