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Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
475 Reviews

4.2
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Riverbed Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly
Jerry M. Kennelly
414 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Having worked at some other places I find a great work life balance here" (in 38 reviews)

  • Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you're in (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is growing faster than its engineering process is evolving (in 12 reviews)

  • Still suffering from some growing pains from quickly expanding the workforce over the past 4 years (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Escalation Engineer IN UK

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    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bracknell, England

    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
  2.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - big organization cons sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Genuinely a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Bracknell, England

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Riverbed Company Review - Feedback

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England

    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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bracknell, England

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and develop

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England

    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
  9.  

    Enjoy working in company with world class professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting workplace with very talented people. Opportunities to learn and the facilities provided for self development are excellent.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a little too frenetic although thats partly the IT world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Help is available around each corner

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bracknell, England

    Pros

    Brilliant work ethos, approachable management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bracknell, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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