So not surprising to see lots of posts about the clearly expensive sales kickoff in Las Vegas! Hey, why not party while the ship is burning!
I've been very happy at Riverbed - my team is growing. The company is very upfront with information through town halls and AMA meetings from Leadership. We are growing and in sync. It's easy to complain or find things to bring the team down. It's... — read more
At a time when their employees might be terrified about paying heating bills, soaring mortgage costs or even feeding their families. Trying to tempt you with a gift card that might go some way towards reducing the burden of the holidays. Argument... — read more
At the company where I worked previously, morale was also very low, but unlike here, the management tried in every way to boost people's morale. Do they not notice that morale is terribly low here or do they not care about it at all? When they... — read more
Riverbed has been done for years. WAN optimization is irrelevant. It's something that can be built into other products as a feature rather than a standalone product. Alluvio is an also-ran. Why buy from Riverbed? This company is done. Unless... — read more
Today I learned that TB also had a decent investment (about $130M) in FTX Trading, the crypto company that just declared bankruptcy with the most spectacularly bad financials one could possibly imagine. Are these guys going to learn how to go about... — read more
I mean, I'm glad, but at one point I really thought that significant cuts would follow. Probably the reason why there are still no cuts is that attrition is not slowing down?
If someone were to ask me what frustrates me the most in this company, I wouldn't know where to start. The list of bad things is too long. Is there anything here that would be worth staying for? Maybe I'm exaggerating, but I don't see any good... — read more
Is anyone buying SDWAN from Riverbed? It seems like adoption in general is slow, but is Riverbed even a player anymore? Steelconnect seems like a flimsy solution from an unstable company. Who would bet their network on that?
I don’t know if every team has someone who sits on an undeserving title, springs into action to be the loudest and smartest guy in the room, talk a big game, tells you how much they knew back in the 80s, 90s, 00s, has someone in mind to always... — read more
Are we BACK? I'm optimistic. The guy that just sold me the Golden Gate Bridge tells me IQ is our savior! (I got a good deal on the bridge....)
Will there be layoffs next month? There have been some rumors lately.
Just announced another new hired VP, that manage two existing VPs, and report to a SVP, who reports to COO then to CEO VP or higher, already 5 layers. Guess VPs will do all the works. What a joke!
It’s specifically about my manager, though I guess the others aren’t much better either. All that person does is demotivate and demoralize the employees, who then end up leaving. He of course still stays here. Are there any managers here who... — read more
Not that they'll ever be worth anything, but the SO grants Riverbed is offering are a slap in the many-times-already-slapped face. This company is a joke and so am I for staying here.
I hope there won’t be layoffs at all, but I keep hearing rumors that they’re around the corner. Strange, because I think too many people are leaving even without layoffs. Anyway, does anyone have any idea who the target groups might be? — read more
Can anybody confir?
Just as your IPO dreams disappeared here is the amazing Alluvio ‘lipstick-on-a-pig’!! How many times can people accept ‘stock options’ only to have them taken away? The leadership is busy making their name in the industry and promoting themselves... — read more
I drove by the old office last week next to Burger King and didn’t see the Riverbed name on the outside. Did they finally shut it down?
(...)Alluvio by Riverbed, which reflects the company’s heavy focus and investment in unified observability over the past year. (source: CRN) In my humble opinion, Alluvio is a failure. What is really going on with investments here? Does Riverbed... — read more
I am a new hire in EMEA and reading all this stuff after I had already resigned is really making me nervous. I come also from a dinasaur company with terrible pay but where I am located Riverbed still has potential customers and business is... — read more
I think I will accept the offer I received even though it includes some things that I like less than here. Riverbed is sinking and the atmosphere could get very ugly. I really don't see any reason why anyone would stay here anymore, unless they... — read more
I am writing this in as a reflection piece about my time at Riverbed. When I heard about Riverbed in 2012, I knew I had to get onboard there. I supported the product at another company and then did my best to learn the product and finally applied... — read more
Alluvio…smoke and mirrors? Or legit product?
I feel sorry for young people who come here with the intention of growing their career. Unfortunately Riverbed has become a place for gaining some experience and nothing more. Once they realize that they leave disappointed. Why doesn't anyone ask... — read more
The only reason I’m still here is because I can’t get another offer and I'm starting to feel a bit miserable. I guess many are still here for the same reason? The companies I applied to rarely want experience, but fresh out of college students. — read more
This company is joke. For months I'm continuously getting extra work which is always URGENT. After I decided that I would no longer do extra work, at the cost of losing my job, it turned out that all that work wasn't that important!?!?!? At this... — read more
I have been on the verge of leaving for a long time, but with the way things are run lately I think I made my decision. With the current managerial structure that , to put it mildly , uninterested in the work processes and how things are handled it... — read more
I have been working here for two years and I am constantly getting new responsibilities. At this point there are so many responsibilities that I can no longer have any work-life balance. At first, I accepted that workload because I wanted to look... — read more
I stayed for more than 10 years and now I wish I hadn’t. It is only now that I am looking for a new job that I realize that my skills have atrophied here. This is no longer a company where it is possible to grow a career. My advice to all newbies... — read more
Thanks to his horrible behavior yesterday, my manager removed any dilemma of whether I should get out of here. This kind of management will devastate Riverbed. I don't know what else can keep people from leaving here? Only those who cannot find any... — read more
Guys, I received an opt-out form related to my A-class shares, anyone knows whether I should sign it or not? Or what else to do to try to salvage any of my sunken investment? Only useful comments please, I had enough whinging.. and I know I... — read more
I don't think that I was the best worker and I don't think that I am not replaceable, but I would like to know how good a new employee will replace me when I leave next week and how quickly will they find that replacement. All I know is that to... — read more
I’m seeing a bunch of people leaving. I figure it has to do with the bankruptcy, lack of growth, bad management, etc., but is this there another only reason that I don’t know about? Like a RIF or something?
Diversity of leadership roles is a true strength and hallmark of Riverbed. Bravo! Keep it going! This place really needs more washed up white guys running it, otherwise it’ll never survive. And let’s blame the last administration for all the... — read more
Vaporware? What’s the scoop on this? Is this thing legit or lipstick on a pig?
What's with all the people that are boasting on linked-in? "Yeah - we managed to sc--w our former debt holders through bankruptsy and get $100M in the process!". Is this supposed to make customers more excited to buy from us or make it easier for... — read more