Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Riverbed is great place to work

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    Former Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Riverbed Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, amazing products, amazing work culture. Great place to work for getting work-life balance.

    Cons

    None that I can think off, the only time you really appreciate working culture or people at riverbed is when you move out of riverbed.

    Advice to Management

    Management have to really rethink how to structure the sales team to improve on the sales.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  3. Member of technical staff

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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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Company is small and very good people to work with. Flexible timings and Work from home options.

    Cons

    No technical work done in India, only support of existing products. No Insurance to parents and no cashless hospital benefits for employee. No other benefit to employee apart from Insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Since company is small the Indian management should be more employee friendly and there should be more communication from the management.

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  5. 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  6. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sorry, yet to be identified

  7. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  8. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Sr. Mgmt

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    Current Employee - Senior Leader in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with one of the best cultures in silicon valley. trustworthy leadership doing the best they can in a tough situation of change

    Cons

    the deal closing took way too long and caused people to be in limbo.....now that its all done, expect the company to get back to the business of growth!

    Advice to Management

    better, more regular communication

  10. Helpful (7)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work and home life is balanced. Management empowers employees to be decide how work is to be done. Work environment is geared toward trust that employee will do the right thing.

    Cons

    Since the announcement that the company is going private, the upper management has gone mute. The time that has taken to take the company private has taken way too long. I don't think the management want to say anything until the deal is done. This is causing some wait and see.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, be direct with the company on what its vision is and how it is going to get there. Be honest.

  11. QA

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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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people on the engineering team, smart but no jerks. Good work/life balance. This list seems short compared with the cons, but day-to-day working at Riverbed is really nice.

    Cons

    Profusion of overlapping products shows lack of vision. Mobility isn't good -- I saw just one person get promoted during my tenure there. After going private in 2015 the company laid off a lot of people in all divisions. This wouldn't be so bad except that the CEO promised "no engineering layoffs" when asked point-blank at a meeting prior to the acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Honesty is the best policy.

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