Riverbed Technology

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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
506 Reviews
4.1
506 Reviews
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
435 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.  

    Interesting Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology

    Pros

    There are some really talented people at Riverbed who truly believe in the value of the solutions offered. Great team work, and an over all great solution set.

    Cons

    Limited communication down through the ranks. Executive staff are great about the overall company, but regional and local management leave much to be desired in terms of communication.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly people and plenty of things to do

    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Member of Technical Staff) in Cambridge, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on diverse technologies, relatively low process overhead for product development. Good work-life balance possible.

    Cons

    Chilly office, long term vision for our bit of the company not entirely clear

    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    Location is convenient. Salary ok.

    Cons

    It doesn't matter how long you've worked here or how good you are at your job, you need to be in with the 'in crowd' to get anywhere in this company. Not a pleasant place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those who are just trying to make themselves look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Escalation Engineer IN UK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome flexibility, opportunities to grow, Good stock plans and stock bonuses

    Cons

    None at the moment so nothing bad to report

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - benefits, work balance, colleagues, interesting and challening work

    Cons

    - big organization cons sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Genuinely a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Bracknell, England

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture, openess, rewards, freedom, respect and trust to do a good job. You're given all these from the start which just lends its self to wanted to achieve.

    Cons

    One does not come to mind that would not be just a general gripe that could be applied to any business and human character.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far so good, everyone seems focused on the right changes and direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Riverbed Company Review - Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for - excellent vision and strategy, matched by terrific, market leading technology.

    Cons

    None really - it's a really great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have had a good time at Riverbed with some great technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Innovative technology, great opportunity to take new solutions to market

    Cons

    A lot of growing pains within the company is it continues to be successful and lacks strong leadership and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate splits discussions - Revenue to go where Customer PO is raised this way we map onto our customers business and global collaboration is natural for in region business reporting to customer Group HQ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, needs better direction (which seems to be coming).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    As mentioned, the product set is great, and getting better. The acquisition trail has been sensible and builds to a solution set that makes sense to our customers.

    Cons

    The culture is a little exclusive, if you are not one of the "family" (i.e. been here a long time, or not in the US) it can be difficult to be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and learn from the experience you are bringing in from your acquisitions, rather than try and change them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and develop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent products direction and vision, a place where you can develop as an individual. The company values its employees and funds and develops them as a part of their culture.

    Cons

    Targets and target increases can be adventurous, so over achieving can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sensible traget increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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