Riverbed Technology Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Riverbed Technology Inc.

Censoring Posts

Did they take down the post from that slightly crazy colleague of ours last night? While a bit far fetched, I’m surprised this site would selectively censor posts.

SlopNet taking over ?

I don’t know how SlopNet people somehow manage to screw up Riverbed. We knew it was a bad acquisition that caused the division among the riverbed originals. We know the old Opnet leaders were total sleeve balls that ran the company through fear... read more

Rob R out

Rob R out and they reinstated 100% of our BCR as opposed to 50%. Seems like there may be a little birdie watching these posts. I believe that TB is done with us, scary to think what changes are coming in the next few months. If RB does pull the... read more

Q1 numbers?

Sink or swim? Yuuge h1 prospects indicated late last year eh. Yea right.

US office closure

New York office to be closed by the end of the year Expect other 'non-key' offices to follow suit

Free advice to TB

Sell SF, NetIM, Modeler, Portal Hire witch doctor to fix SCON Raise UCX from the dead Keep AIX, AR, NP, SH and force PM to enforce scale, quality, documentation standards or boot them build a real data platform with ML extensions call McCanne and Day... read more

Old management is stuck on old management ways

The only hope for RVBD is to keep selling what brings in the money and market it as something new. Build something on top of a real product with real money behind it, then spin it in a new box. Make some cosmetic tweaks to NPM/APM/WANOp and call it... read more

Attrition is out of control

People who have been with the company the longest are leaving in droves - looks like nobody wants to be here anymore. Even worse, the people that are replacing them - when management even bothers to bring in new employees - have no idea what they are... read more

New Direction ...

I appreciate PM’s latest update on the new direction but when will TB and the rest of the leadership team realize they are not the ones that should leading this change. It’s literally like a 50 year old dude trying to pull off being a college student... read more

Some info on upcoming layoffs

Steelhead, steelfusion expect more migration to India. For connect, pray. But 10% is expected in July if the numbers don’t start going up. 2018 first half was ok, so we are being compared with relatively good quarters in 2018. Just hope the internet... read more

Austin Office Lease was not renewed

A few months ago my friend who works at the leasing office told me the office lease was not renewed. I thought nothing of it until my former VP at another company (outsourcing company’s sales team) text me today about outsourcing the Commercial... read more

Tomorrow is my last day

I just did it. Tomorrow is my last day. I would recommend trying new opportunities because the job market is pretty strong and I got a 20% pay raise switching to the new job. I just cannot stay in a company that has no future and pays little. Best of... read more

Jackpot! Eureka! Yahtzee’s!

Good news Riverbuddies about the company’s stock price. I have insider news from TB and a little birdie from Finance that our stocks that were purchased and/or valued at $0.09 have moved by 33%! The new price is now $0.0342. Guess I’ll have to... read more

Book abt Riverbed

I’d like to write a book mixing a personal story with my work at riverbed in the background. It won’t be about the company per se.

Old Goats

It is clear to me the leadership are a bunch of old goats. They talk about technology that is over 2-4 years past its prime or after the flood of talent is taken. To boot, they misuse and completely do not understand what the differences are between... read more

The company still have 2B debt to pay off

It needs to be valued at at least 5.5B so your common stock worth more than $0. We are now one of the top 3 OLDEST portfolios in TB's hand because of the company's way too under-performed. Majority of TB's companies are bought later but sold earlier... read more

Layoffs at Riverbed have started

The entire Enterprise ISR Team (Remote and SF Office) were let go today as of 9:30am. Thier last day will be this Friday, 22nd. Judging by this, we are looking at really bad several weeks until all the layoffs are done. I'll be honest, I didn't... read more

New cuts?

200 person RIF across the company coming in the next month. It’s being prepared right now. Sales will be hit hardest, but it’s cust across all departments.


My dearest fellow Riverbedders- I don’t know about all of you but I feel like I have a little Winston Churchill in me tonight. I write this to you as I fight back the tears streaming down my face while wearing my cozy riverbed thermal and favorite... read more

Bye Bye P O'F

So now that he's almost gone and we a new GM, how'd you think things are going to change? Pushed out or jumped ship? Is there anyone left upstairs? C'mon PM, we need you to mumble something here to cover the tracks.

Beware The Ides Of March! (Or April actually)

Anyone else find it interesting that the annual Riverbed Sales Kick Off got moved from January until June? I’m not sure that “interesting” is the word the Sales dudes and dudettes would use.. unless it’s like the Chinese curse of “may you live in... read more

How we hire leaders

It’s quite amazing when I see groups struggle because of how Riverbed hires. It seems that we hire “leaders” based on their past experience HOWEVER, is their success is predicated on “easy” then these leaders will end up clueless when times become... read more

Preferred Stock

Does the company buyback preferred stock after you leave the company? do they pay compound interest year over year or the original purchase price? anyone knows? preferred stock is the one with annual interest rate not the one worth 9 cents.

Support reorg

Just announced a Support reorganization that will change everything that has been setup since the beginning. Basically they will be adding to the bottom and removing from the top. This is coming from the board, demanding to cut costs and the b--ch... read more

Order Hell

Trying to get anything done with Riverbed is like pulling teeth. Orders take forever to turn around and getting anything from them is difficult. TAKE MY MONEY!!! This should not be an issue. The reps basicly have no sense of urgency

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