Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
481 Reviews
4.2
481 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
418 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 38 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 26 reviews)


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

  • Still suffering from some growing pains from quickly expanding the workforce over the past 4 years (in 20 reviews)

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Employee 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 for less than a 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 for more than a 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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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a 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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    • 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 for more than a 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a 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.  

    nice an exciting company to work for

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    Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice work environment, challenging opportunities, open management,

    Cons

    I have no cons as for now

  8.  

    Riverbed has been a very dynamic company for the last 3 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Riverbed with its reputation and great core technology makes it easy for employees to develop further business and get job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Riverbed has to achieve big to extend into the new markets and this requires hiring the best people in the market as well as keeping the best employees in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening to the field more outside US, not only from business dynamics perspective, but from HR perspective as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging Work That's Valued By All

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

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good management - there is nothing like the chaos I've experienced at other companies. I'm clear on my goals and I have what I need to achieve them. I know I'm good at what I do, and at Riverbed I have the ability to demonstrate that (and grow at the same time). Good work/life balance - I am happy to put in extra time when I need to, because I'm not on the hamster wheel all the time.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company tries to scale. Sometimes it's not clear who's making a decision. Having said that, I'm positively amazed by how everyone is willing to fix what's broken (and do it nicely).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving employees the power to do their jobs well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunity to show what you can do.

    Cons

    Business growing more slowly than it did in the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent work if you can keep your head down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The products that Riverbed designs are unique and interesting. You're forced to stay up to date on the latest in IT when you're dealing with their products, they are constantly updating them to the latest technologies and trends. WAN Acceleration, deep packet inspection, flow collection, network modeling, network storage, all are technologies that Riverbed products use.

    Company benefits are solid. Ample vacation and great health plan.

    Cons

    If you're in sales you run the company. If you're an engineer or support you answer to the whims of sales, no matter how idiotic their requests may seem. Sales has an absurd amount of influence, even for a publicly traded company, and most of them freely admit that they don't totally understand the technology that they're trying to sell. Or they understand certain aspects of it but not others. As a result they sometimes sell things that don't quite work how the customer thinks it should and the technical folks are left to clean up the mess. If you can stay away from sales and actually focus on the work it's not bad. But odds are you'll be dragged into the quagmire at some point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your technical staff once in a while for long term solutions instead of just trying to make quotas for the next quarter. Consolidate some of the products as well, there are way too many at this point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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