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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Review Highlights

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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Genuinely a great place to work.

Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsOne 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 Senior ManagementSo far so good, everyone seems focused on the right changes and direction.

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

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Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

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

ConsNone really - it's a really great company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the excellent work.

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

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

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsInnovative technology, great opportunity to take new solutions to market

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

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsAs 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.

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

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

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Excellent place to work and develop

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsExcellent 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementSensible traget increases

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

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Help is available around each corner

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsBrilliant work ethos, approachable management

ConsOpen floor plan does not really work with high levels of sound being generated at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen floor plan is good, makes people approachable, but at times the sound generated is fairly high and it becomes difficult to concentrate, or make a call without sounding as if your in a call centre.

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

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Trusted to do the job. Work hard - play hard!

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsTrust from senior management
Support from multiple colleagues
Realistic targets
Rewarded for success & hard work
No micro management

ConsBracknell office/UK office location
Too slow to react to poor performers and address them

Advice to Senior ManagementCarry on trusting your staff and don't let the companies inflated size/growth affect this and turn in to a micro managed company.

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

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Working at Riverbed is a dream!

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England

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

ProsAlthough it is a large company with offices all around the world, you do not feel like you are simply a number.

ConsI cannot think of any so far.

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

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Working with exciting technology and great collegues

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

ProsWorking with interesting technology to provide real value for customers.
Getting to work with great people.
Trust in individual business units to deliver the best for their product.
Trust in individuals.

ConsDifferent business units are quite diverse and separate, meaning that it is not always clear on the ground level what each unit is working on.

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

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Sales (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat technology and cutting-edge products

ConsOld School Management lacking vision - Stockprice is a reflection of that. Not embracing a new way of working.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop using promotions as a reward system and promote based on ability and suitability to the job. Too many layers of management leading to a confused message and way of working out to our channel and customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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