Riverbed Technology
4.3 of 5 437 reviews
www.riverbed.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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4.3 437 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly

Jerry M. Kennelly

(385 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here"
    in 30 reviews
  • "multinational environment, opportunities to travel, great people, great salary"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Growing pains associated with transforming sales team to a multi-product solution sales team"
    in 19 reviews
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Absolutely awesome

Pre-Sales Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsCulture is key, people work for people not companies.

ConsMy office is a bit drab, but we are moving!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsWork Life Balance, great perks, fantastic management that leaves us to do our job.

ConsVery hard to think of any, not the best paid in the industry would be about it :)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the small/mid size company attitude as we get bigger, don't let things get to process driven

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Creative, innovative and empowering!

Major Strategic Sales (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsRiverbed is an amazing company that drives both real value for its customers, as well as being rewarding for the employee.

ConsAs a rapidly growing company, systems and processes struggle to keep up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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excellent

Vice President (Current Employee)
North Sydney

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

ProsGreat open, cooperative culture.
Great people. Great technology. Great customer service.

ConsWork/life balance is difficult, most liekly my own fault, as I find because the opportunities are so many and the culture is immersive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast moving, dynamic, flexible company to work for!

Sales Engineer (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsGreat people from the top all the way down, no internal issues with ego's and politics, everyone driving to the same common goal and theme. Can do environment, with people actively supported to bring new ideas to the table and apply their own, unique initiatives.

ConsGrowing company, and whilst not encumbered by process/paperwork, some internal processes can be a little lacking at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus, keep the open, honest, frank internal communications. Apply just a little more focus on internal processes to help drive the career development of individuals. HR processes/systems a little lacking at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The beatings will continue until morale improves

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

ProsSome great people work here.
Market-leading products, and good brand-recognition.
Office location makes it easy to maintain my caffeine addiction.

ConsDoesn't eat all of its own dog-food - if you don't believe in the product, why should we?
IT and internal systems don't help - get your head in the game, or get out of the way!
Management directives lack the "why" - if you're making changes that affect me, "because" is not a valid answer. And making "verbal" offers to me without putting it in writing just smells like you're doing something dodgy.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf management one and two levels up don't listen to the ground troops, it's unlikely the higher levels will either.
It's cheaper to retain good staff than having to re-recruit and train new ones.
Stock options are only useful if the share price is high enough to make it worthwhile to sell.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for, looks after employees well

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

Pros-Employees looked after very well (health care, life insurance, shares etc...)
-Ability for employees to venture out to different areas of the company and expand their horizons they see a need/niche
-Open door policy

Cons-HR have been known to be a little shady when dealing with confidential situations. Approach carefully
-As with all companies, if you get a dodgy manager it can ruin your experiences. Unfortunately, Riverbed is not exempt from this as I have known of managers who play favorites. Room for growth can be limited

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement several checks to ensure managers are making the correct decisions. Some decisions are passed through on the implication that the manager is doing what is best for RVBD, but this may not always be the case

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Talented individuals and great work culture. Compensation needs to be improved

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Riverbed Technology

Prosit is a great culture where employees are encouraged to take responsibility and are empowered to innovate. The company is moving in the right direction with respect to vision and shareholder value.

ConsNavigating all the team and processes involved in getting changes done

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be improved. A lot of the salaries are below standard compensation in the industry. We need to stop churn with better compensation packages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA (US)

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

ProsI've been at Riverbed for just over four years. Has been a lot of fun and challenging at times. Pay and perks are good.

ConsThe company is evolving so expect the headaches that go along with that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Engineer (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood perks and good work culture

Consnot that I know of any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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