I have a colleague who is promoted and who is not happy with the company now that he is promoted. Only now is he considering leaving. He has a lot more work to do and is only slightly more paid. I tried to get promoted but failed and now I wonder if... — read more
As a Ex Riverbed employee, one of the issues I had was the lack of transparency of the financials when TB bought RB. To ask a simple question, who owns Riverbed? Does the Fed own part of RB in the form of junk bonds? Is that one of the only reason RB... — read more
I occasionally see “welcome to riverbed” posts on LinkedIn. Who are these id--ts joining this failing company? They have to be bottom of the barrel talent with no other options.
It was not an upbeat townhall but at least they were transparent (somewhat) about the situation. End to end visibility? Security? Shoot me now. No way in He-l Riverbed can compete in that space. Aternity adds no value. Please give me a generous... — read more
How fast is the customer base shrinking? Customers seem increasingly dissatisfied. It would not surprise me at all that by next year our customer base is alarmingly reduced. I wouldn’t like to be a bearer of bad news but I wonder what you think about... — read more
According to my free estimate, there are 5 people for every hard worker who do almost nothing but wait for their paycheck. The gloomy atmosphere in Riverbed is not at all motivating but I still don’t understand those who work here only the bare... — read more
That is, for how long will it stay afloat? I wish it was different, but I really don’t see any hope on the horizon that things could get better here. Moreover, I have a feeling that the more they are trying to 'fix' this company, the deeper it... — read more
E2E IS BACK!
I'm on my second manager in my three years here and the fact that both feel/felt the need to micromanage my every move is driving me nuts! Am I just that unlucky to get two managers in a row with the same (annoying) management style or is this a... — read more
did he resign or was he pushed out by TB?
Q2 results were bad, no pipeline, CEO resigned, dwindling renewals, little product development, haven't done a massive RIF in a while. It's got to be happening within the next week or two.
At least that's how it feels these days. Is anybody noticing anything similar?
Or does that question no longer matter at all? I am less and less interested in issues in this company because I realized that I am here only because I did not want to start again from the beginning in a new company. I’m almost sure most people are... — read more
As an ex-employee with a significant tenure under my belt when I left (from pre-IPO times), I occasionally check in on things Riverbed including the odd scroll though here. I haven't seen anyone offer this up and I thought I'd do just that so here... — read more
Sounds like he lost faith in the company too. Are we all crazy for staying if even McBee couldn't take it??
FYI, repurchasing at $.0342 per class B share.
but it can't happen. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get the promotion. I wonder am I still not trying hard enough or do I not know the secret recipe of those who are promoted without much effort?
I just see on Linkedin that many Riverbed employees are promoting the products via video. I haven't seen any manager doing that yet. The people are driven to do things that most video players are not behind. Finally understand that the products are... — read more
Here managers always promise big things, how things will change significantly for the better, how the company will manage to realize its big plans, and so on. Is there anyone who trusts them anymore? I might believe that if I had only got a job... — read more
I just wonder how many experienced people will stay here and what will this company look like when everyone with expertise leaves it? Nobody wants to work here anymore. Every day I hear that someone has quit. Everyone who has experience and skills... — read more
It really doesn't make sense anymore! I do work for several people and it’s been going on for months. Riverbed doesn't want to do anything about it. Will it change for the better? Eventually I can only expect to work even more. I'm tired of working... — read more
Seems like these folks are very quiet. I’ve seen some departures over the past year but not sure what the context is. Aternity folks, is your world rosy like Riverbed’s?
I know, Riverbed is doing nothing to keep the talents that haven’t already left. What could they realistically do to keep a few talented individuals who are still in this company? What would be your suggestion to them on how to keep people who work... — read more
It may have been very easy for someone to make the decision to leave and do so in a few days, but I am still in quite a dilemma. I don't like changes. This company is really a joke, but I still don't want to go through stress and start from the... — read more
What about the acquisition that is being discussed all over the place? Either it's a rumor to prevent people from running away in droves at the moment, or Riverbed simply doesn't have the money to afford anything at all. And the security story is... — read more
Why do we even have their town halls? It has zero substance. Survey results? Who gives a f? Learn some finance 101? Who gives a second f? Being more security centric? No one gives a f. Just collect those pay checks and call it a day.
Everyone should request physical stock certificates for their class B shares just in case we have another toilet paper shortage.
and more have quit and more will quit. People are tired of being screwed. Too many announcements and nothing comes. Nothing! The company is done. Shut Riverbed down and sell the best parts to Cisco, Microsoft or somewhere else and do no keep the... — read more
We need innovations now and not in 3 years. Our customers are leaving us in droves because we have nothing more to offer. The company has been sleeping on the job for years, ignoring important trends. They are now trying to gain more control over... — read more
We all need to realize that the company is bleeding out. The products have reached their end of life cycle. So why are they pushing the renewal theme instead of focusing on tech refreshes? This is just a snippet from a great post in one of the... — read more
When Dante got moved to new role, he was a goner. When the new role is “do nothing,” the writing is on the wall. If I didn’t know any better, RM is suggesting we just live off the land and not expect any innovations. Nice. Also heard through... — read more
What do you expect? Predictions? I hope the losses will not be too big.
Any news anybody? Any merit increases or cuts again?
other than those at the top who have no idea what they are actually doing and where they are leading this company? Surely all other annoying things, or at least most of them, result from this.
I think that’s the biggest reason most people are still here. I have a younger colleague who is super talented and is here only because of his character, that is, he does not like change and would not like to change anything. I understand why... — read more
So apparently there are some people actually returning to Riverbed. I personally know of two people who have returned and since we are not particularly close I am embarrassed to ask them why the hell did they come back? Aside from that, I am more... — read more
To be honest, health insurance is the only thing that keeps me in this company. I’ve had three job interviews in the last two months and I haven’t passed, but I would certainly turn down some of them because they had poorer health insurance than... — read more
As for knowledge, everything I learned, I learned thanks to my own effort and commitment, but I also learned too much about people, how to deal with the worst of them who are always ready to take your credit and stab you in the back. I became too... — read more
It's become very difficult to find any value and reason to stay in this company. Not that long ago, there used to be many. Now it’s just paycheck, and that’s not so satisfying anymore because some of my colleagues earn a lot more after they leave... — read more