Riverbed Technology Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Riverbed Technology Inc.

What’s going on in IT?

Contractor in IT here. I get a sense something is a-brewing but can’t quite put a finger on it. Am I getting screwed? What’s the leadership really up to? I hear the new IT head thinks big but no real substance when it comes to walking the talk... —  read more 

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How are things going?

I got laid off in July as part of the last big restructure. This week, a recruiter called asking if I would interview for a position. I’m already working for a different tech company, but I thought I would at least speak to them. How are things... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11rEHAop

Riverbed was "a mistake" for the investor

From this article in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2019/10/02/meet-wall-streets-best-dealmaker-new-billionaire-orlando-bravo/ "And he’s not immune to mistakes. [Investor's] $3.6 billion 2015 acquisition of San Francisco-based... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11lgP897

TB's vote of no confidence

The company can spin all they want but what happened was clearly a vote of no confidence in the existing leadership team. Sadly, they're right.

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Meeting

Sudden meeting tomorrow. What is it all about ? Any hints ?

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Post ID: @11inSeEs

That doc sales signs at end of quarters....

You know. The one about side deals, real orders etc Some one might want to ask Pm Ae Jr and Ls how they - as officers of the company - knowingly and wantonly lie. It’s a shame their lack of integrity has infected rvbd.

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Post ID: @11g7v4VW

What is being sold?

Predictions? Aternity formally spun off, no longer a Division of RIverbed? A Large networking company scoops up what is left and buys OEM partner as well? Seems like SFO is ready for another RIF or buy out. Thoughts? Predictions? Wishful... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11eD5KmJ

Friendly Reminder

Unkind personal attacks against officers of this company will not be tolerated. We will not hesitate to exercise our fiduciary responsibility to report such violations and have such posts removed. It’s been a tough year for many of us but let’s all... —  read more 

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Post ID: @119zyiFC

We are losing our best people

Is our leadership doing anything to prevent people from leaving? Some of our best people, at that. If you wanted a definition of a brain drain, you could just point to Riverbed. At this rate, soon anybody with more than one year under their belt... —  read more 

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Post ID: @114A8Eew

Is the fed space hurting this bad or just commercial?

Seems like everything is taking a turn for the worst. Is it just commercial or is the ship really sinking this bad. I know one site like this you just hear all the horror stories but damn it seems bleak.

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Post ID: @114KSwVs

How is Q3 looking?

Just a feeler post to see how this quarter was doing? Please only post if you have knowledge. We have enough derogatory threads on here already :)

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Post ID: @10XdeVZ7

Stop asking people to “believe me”

Mgmt needs to stop asking people to “believe me”. Demonstrate to the employees that you have a realistic and solid plan and we will believe. Also, stop promoting people into VP roles when they have zero or one report. It’s pathetic.

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Post ID: @10VtaWlG

Any pockets of success?

Are there any teams making progress in developing new innovative products at Riverbed? Are any sales people or sales teams hitting their numbers and making any money?

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Post ID: @10VuMbSX

An Ode to Riverbed

If Riverbed was McDonalds and you wanted a number 3 meal it would be like this. You would show up and ask for a number 3. After 40 managers pass an email around and 20 phone calls you would get an empty cup. Shrugging you go to get a coke as f— it... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10Uo368T

glassdoor 2019

Wow, glassdoor really tells the 2019 Riverbed story! SO SAD. But the reviews are SO ACCURATE.

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Post ID: @10U8i88l

Leaving

So have people started leaving on their own since the last rif, are these openings going to be filled now?

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Post ID: @10RksY7N

Is it possible to reapply after being laid off?

I'm one of those s—ers who actually enjoy working at Riverbed. I haven't been laid off yet (obviously,) but if it happens, is there a possibility to reapply for a different position? Is there anything in the severance agreement that would prevent... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10LDWr4d

Poll Results

Just for fun- 30 people responded out of 386 views when I looked at Poller's post. 23/30 said they were looking (77%) and 7/30 said they are not (23%). Stats margin of error here is +/- 17% with a 95% confidence level +/- 17% is accurate... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10K1optl

A question for people who have left or are leaving

What is the thing that finally made you decide it's time to leave Riverbed? Is there something specific that turned you from a "considering it" into an "I'm gone?" Was it pay? Lack of job security? Benefits? Or was it something else entirely? I'm... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10JFLN4v

OCTO departures

I relied on OCTO numerous times, until their best looking most handsome person left the company.

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Post ID: @10GdGbCE

Sadly

Sadly the layoffs did let go some good people that were needed. I would mind another round of layoffs so as long as it targets upper management - seems like the more incompetent the executes are, the more “Directors”, “senior directors” and VP’s they... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10EQbPUq

What's next?

With TB pulling the levers with their hired consultants and shutting out even senior RB management from making decisions what message does that send? We've seen both humorous and not so nice barbs at RB management on these boards. The truth is not... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10Eu7hWL

Sunnyvale status

Just wondering if the Sunnyvale office is still around. I drove by it yesterday and saw a sign, so I guess it’s still there. My department got hacked last year and it was time to go. I’m sure I would have been gone this go-round. Happy to have... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10D84uKD

Leave Policy

Leaving soon. Can anyone share the process? Do people in Rvbd typically give 2 weeks leave notice or they just rage quit? How many weeks do people have when theyre rifed? Are they still buying back class A/B given the bad financial situations.

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Post ID: @10DgdARo

Q3 cuts

Q3 is looking bad. More people to be let go soon. Overheard at HQ that all Europe and Australia offices to be closed by end of 2020 apart from small sales locations.

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Post ID: @10z4qqNt

No innovation = what you see today

None of what I'm saying is news to anyone who pays attention, but I'll say this: Riverbed has actually had quite a good run given the fact our products don't actually deliver much value. This has been the case for at least 5 years, and probably... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10p7Mavi

Q3

I bet this quarter won't meet expectations either. Are we on death spiral ? Miss Targets, layoffs and repeat

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Post ID: @10oLvJ0V

Calm before the storm

CFO is from TB. C-Suite changes. Aternity spin-off. To me, that translates to double your work efforts to make Aternity look good while still doing your day-to-day. Oh and by the way, we will now keep a closer eye on all your spending, scrutinize... —  read more 

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August 1?

Any ideas on what to expect this week? Opinions? Org split? etc? Split Companies or Sale of Companies

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Severance enquiry

What is the standard Riverbed severance package in Europe or is it different by country? Are they obligated to provide severance option to anyone being let go or does depend on certain factors? I have little knowledge in this so apologise if asking... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10dlqF7e

Prediction

TB will sell off Aternity and use the cash to pay down the core RVBD debt. In the meantime, pipeline for Versa hopefully grows. TB buy Versa then some kind of merger of the remaining RVBD and Versa at some point in future if things are panning... —  read more 

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Severance question

What is the standard Riverbed severance package in the US, or does that vary from state to state? Are thy obligated to provide a severance package to anyone that is being let go or does that depend on certain factors? If i depends, what is the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @1083OBOy

Was it real or just an illusion?

Remember the famous line from the movie “The Sixth Sense”.... “ I see dead people” Riverbed has been dead for several years now, it’s just that people did not realize it was dead. They were deceived in several ways and when the former CEO and... —  read more 

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