Looks like the white knight has arrived! Read the filings carefully to see how much Danny and his band of merry id--ts will be receiving in severance......
Your dictatorship is stupid
I bleed red, white, and blue and thank you for your service but for God’s sake, stop with your militaristic ways of management and attitude. It’s ineffective and no one gives a flying phuck. Your pewpew training isn’t as transferable as you might... — read more
All they want is cheaper
One year under TB, another round of layoffs or restructuring, whatever they call it. QAD didn't hit their revenue targets but did hit our EBITDA goal, which seems like its the only goal that matters since its directly tied to everyone's bonuses. On... — read more
Nepotism is out of control at Riverbed
I'm hoping to be laid off just to get away with something to show for it.
We need relevant and useful tech
Riverbed is going to go out of business if they don’t develop some relevant and useful tech. Use your experience as a stepping stone to a better place. Sadly, this here is the truth. This used to be a great place to have a career, but lately, it's... — read more
Leadership changes are rampant
How is anyone supposed to build a career when your leadership changes out like you change your undies (daily). Incompetent hiring managers hiring incompetent leaders. Love the ⭕️ jerk.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha really Dan?
As an accomplished executive, I am known for my relentless focus on execution and ability to deliver immediate impact, while leading organizations during times of growth and change. Over the years, I have delivered substantial improvement in both... — read more
I heard of yet more layoffs at RVBD today. I left a few years ago, but it is sad to see a company run aground so badly. There once was potential, but terrible leadership ki-led the company Good luck to those left
Yet another duh moment
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
Phishing test seriously?!
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
They don't even bother looking for ways to boost morale
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 is DONE
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
TB, not the best and brightest
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 am surprised that there are no layoffs
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?
Time for me to leave
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?
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?
Finally giving up and letting go
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
What is Alluvio's IQ? 40? 60? 100? 140?
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....)
Layoffs in August
Will there be layoffs next month? There have been some rumors lately.
Hired Another VP
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!
Managers are experts at demotivating employees
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
Stock Option Grants - what a joke
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.
Any insight who could be the target?
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
I've heard of possible layoffs next month
Can anybody confir?
The case of the missing IPO
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
New Hire in EMEA
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
Leaving has become a fairly simple decision
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
Rebranding Fixes Everything!
Times Have Changed
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?
No place to grow a career
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
Failing to get an offer
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
The extra work suddenly became irrelevant
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
This is just a shadow of the company it used to be
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
My biggest mistake is that I wanted to look like a good employee
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