Riverbed Technology Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.0
35%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Riverbed Technology CEO Rich McBee (no image)
Rich McBee
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay with good work/life balance with a long list of loyal customers(in 132 reviews)

  • "Great people, Flexible working hours, great technology(in 74 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Keeps chugging"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has hit some hard times, compared to its glory days, but still hasn't given up. Pretty relaxed Still has a pretty strong revenue stream Open to Engineers wanting to learn new things and trying them out.

    Cons

    Company is struggling with a lot of technical debt (cleaning up acquired products, and banging it into shape) Little slow on acting. Not a lot of mentoring anymore, many of the Senior Engineers are no longer there.

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  2. "Good Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong WAN optimization and NPM products, good compensation, and good SE organization

    Cons

    Management does not seek long term product improvement and invention


  3. "Great people and vision"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Channel Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership has a clear vision and communicates openly with the organization. Employees are team-oriented and self-motivated. Commitment to Channel partnerships is strong.

    Cons

    While more women employees are arriving, the company needs to work on cultivating a more diverse community

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  4. "Great place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Riverbed Technology full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Need to improve rewards and recognitions

  5. "Good for working"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great to work and have good working culture

    Cons

    Top management need to clear about their roadmap

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Organized Disorder"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Riverbed Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible and family oriented culture

    Cons

    Incredibly disorganized, difficult to onboard and feel like part of the team, lack of transparency, processes are difficult to understand

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  7. "Solid WAN and Cloud acceleration tech"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility Work life balance Relatively good healthcare and wellbeing benefits

    Cons

    SD WAN tech is weak

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was great to work for."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Channel Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Great people * Cool technology

    Cons

    * Upper management doesn't know what they are doing. Driving the company into the ground.

  9. "n.a"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sound Network Performance Management technology

    Cons

    too slow to reorganise and respond to the competition (Steelhead)

  10. Helpful (3)

    "No clear direction by upper management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Flexible schedule. There were some great and inspired people when I first joined the company.

    Cons

    Poor communication and messaging from upper management. I did not sense or feel any cohesiveness between departments. It felt like the Inside Sales team was on an island.

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