Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 24 January, 2015
Updated 24 January, 2015
517 Reviews
4.1
517 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
444 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Leaders in WAN optimization

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    Former Employee - Customer Facing
    Former Employee - Customer Facing

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    WAN optimization was, is, and will likely be their claim to fame for the foreseeable future. Lots of smart people floating around the place.

    Cons

    Overpaying for the OPNET acquisition will continue to put them in a precarious position to meet the demands of investors whose expectations will likely exceed the companies ability to extract value from a big bet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and very good working culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    Great company! Lots of perks and flexibility! Engineering is amazing!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    I was in sales, and it was the best internship I ever had. Everyone was social and treated each other with respect, and I would work in a job environment like this permanently.

    Cons

    None to say at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working with smart adults who treat you like a smart adult

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of youthful people as well as people who've been around the industry. By "adult" I don't mean a particular age, I mean there is opportunity to take lots of responsibility and thus become a key team member. Show that you can be depended on, and others will do the same for you. It's really refreshing, and this level of mutual respect extends to excellent benefits as well.

    The San Francisco office is located in a hotbed of tech companies--within a 10 minute walk are Yelp, Wikimedia, Uber, LinkedIn's new building, SalesForce's new building, etc. Tons of restaurants, 1 block to the Museum of Modern Art, & so many kinds of people with so many professions are on the street at lunchtime. The complete opposite of the sterile tech campus neighborhood which, if a 10 foot fence were added, would be indistinguishable from an ultra-max prison for the imagination!

    Riverbed's products express truly new ideas which track the evolution of how wide area networks and the Internet are being used by real companies. If you want to really understand the guts of how today's networks and computing platforms actually operate, you have the opportunity here. If you want to work with very smart people in an atmosphere of trust and make a real contribution, this is the place.

    Cons

    Most of Engineering resists using formal titles (except for manager, director, VP), which can make it difficult to gauge your professional progress.

    The company personality is a bit understated, which might give job seekers the incorrect impression that not much is happening here. To the contrary, heavily hyped social SW isn't even 1/10 as complex and interesting as this stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture, enterprise baggage

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    Compensation is good, culture is great, office in SF so no shuttle rides needed.

    Cons

    A big company which has a lot of products, crusty old internal frameworks, and enterprise customer use cases. All cumbersome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place

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    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    everything was perfect i really enjoy

    Cons

    don't like the layer support model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Services in Emea (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Services in Emea (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Trusting environment
    Good benefits
    Approachable management
    Smart co-workers

    Cons

    takeover had defocused the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going..
    Pay attention to the channel team - it needs some work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once a good company that lost its way....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, great technology, great culture

    Cons

    Growth lead to a disconnect between upper management and the field. The culture went from "do what's best for the company" to everyone is in it for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field...and focus more, with fewer products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A Very Exciting Time to be with Riverbed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    With the recent news of the Thoma Bravo acquisition, we have the chance to really start focusing on a comprehensive strategic plan that will help get the value we have to market much more effectively. For current employees, we immediately have more of an incentive to be on this recent wave of success and remain loyal.

    Cons

    Change comes with anxiety and those who get caught up in the anxiety without moving forward will probably end up being frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the enthusiasm and reward the players who support you. There's a lot of talent and resources to tap into at Riverbed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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