Riverbed has gone through a private equity acquisition. Before that they couldn't decide what their product set should be, and was adding and subtracting offerings all the time. They finally spun off several after the purchase. There is a lot of upper management micro-managing. They pay for commissions was poor. If it was not for my immediate supervisor I would have left much earlier.
Very poor leadership across the organization, they use titles to attract talent
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 1 March 2018
This is the C team. The company has horrible management and culture, unprofessional behavior abounds, and racism and sexism is rampant (white (women) need not apply).
Titles are used to attract talent as they have a very difficult time hiring and they are not reflective of the actual job at all. If you want a title jump, it may work, but you are unlikely to learn anything to actually help you success elsewhere at that elevated title.
If you are an A or even a B player, this is not the company for you. Anyone remotely decent leaves very very quickly.
Leadership, Marketing, Culture, lack of all normal effective people and management process and skills
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 7 December 2017
I worked remotely form my house with a company provided laptop. The company provided expense reimbursements for my cell phone and internet at my house, which was a huge plus! I rarely interacted with co-workers or clients, and only traveled twice in the two years I worked there. The day I was hired was the start of a reduction in force, one of 3 that I would see while I was there, and ultimately became victim of. There was a lot of turnover in our Professional Services consulting and project management staff. Stability lacked.
Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 6 December 2017
No weight given to non-sales or non-marketing teams. At the quarterly business review/all-hands meetings, employees donly hear from Chief Officers of Sales or Marketing or Engineering. Not once has the CFO spoken.
Director of Channels, Americas (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – 25 October 2017
If you are looking for a place that is run by HR, this is your place. You cannot trust anyone at Riverbed. Everyone is on the defense and no one supports one another. Terrible management and terrible culture.
Senior Director of Engineering (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – 4 October 2017
- typical day at work is filled with meetings, which is typical of a large corporation - i've learned that Riverbed cares very much about bottom line financials at the expense of the employees - management is also very typical of a large corporation - workplace culture is Cisco-like - the hardest part of the job is making any progress
MEmber Technical staff (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – 6 July 2017
People are very friendly and helpful. Lot of freedom and independence on most projects. Can bring in your ideas and make a difference. Company is still playing catch up with the latest technologies though.
Sales (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 19 May 2017
Really bad management, very political. It's a company that hires cisco people wanting to be Cisco but never going to get there. They buy companies and do not invest in internal R&D. Don't work here.. biggest mistake.
Inside Sales Intern (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 6 February 2017
Has the vibe of a startup even though they have been around for 8+ years. Focused on saturating the market and providing the best product for the cost. Constantly coming out with improvements for their products, upward mobility is actually possible if you put in the effort.
Global SI/SP Marketing Manager, Contractor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 11 January 2017
The team I was a member of never came in the office so there was little or no personal interaction or building of relationships in or outside of work. My day started at 8:00 am and wouldn't end until sometimes 10:00 pm. There was very little support from management or other members of the team. Fortunately, I was a seasoned marketing professional and could work independently from others.
working remote, understanding of family responsibilities
no culture, management does not inspire, no team work
Worldwide Renewals Administrator (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 4 January 2017
This was a great company to work for. It was unfortunately, not in my field of previous training, so I wanted to find other work, but I have 0 bad things to day. Great pay, great people, great work life balance, challenging work.