Riverbed Technology Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Riverbed Technology Inc.

What is going on?

Company closed first week of Aug, equals vacation burn. Good people continue to exit the business. Marketing effort soft at best. Other TB companies forced furlows. SP gets bought at 6 to 7 x multiplier. Thoughts?

these OKRs are a terrible idea

I don't know about the rest of the company but here in engineering this is a bad joke. We're all working with cut pay in the middle of a frigging pandemic and hr is still trying to force this down our throats? Its obvious they don't have the first... —  read more 

...about that 20% pay cut

Third month of cuts with no end in sight. First month, kosher - doin’ it for the Riverbed fam. Two months - last pass. Third month - now you’re just f—ing it all. You can already kiss a number of good talented people goodbye. More, if this... —  read more 


I don’t know what mailgun or mailjet is but laying off people is sometime necessary. Too many ineffective leaders tend to create an illusion of a weak workforce which tends to end in layoffs. The experience we are having is just this and already been... —  read more 

What is Riverbed Vendor Policy? Specially in IT?

Its clear and simple now, Who ever pays good commission to new leadership they will be retained. In IT there where highly qualified contractors working since many years from different vendors, But new VP has decided to outsourced everything to... —  read more 

Stormy days are back

More downsizing. I no longer have a job and I'm told I'm not the only one. Anyone know how widespread it is this time? Just lovely timing. Cheers and peace.

Farewell AE!

PM gone, AE gone ... now we just need an upgrade to SE leadership

Jan 1st Rumors

Just wondering if anyone had any idea of what Jan 1 might look like? We know that Aternity, will be treated as a new TB Start Up. Does the final separation allow for the solution to be sold via "with" all other TB holdings. Sounds like SI growth is... —  read more 

AE’s email

So we’re calling mission accomplished on what sounds like a POC? Yawn. Wake me when we really close the deal with six zeros or more.

Our New CEO

I have to admit, I am impressed with who we have chosen as our new CEO. This guy seems real genuine and knowledgeable. It wouldn't have taken much from our last one to raise that bar, but I think we hit it out of the park with this one. Nice... —  read more 

SI back in action

He hogged all the limelight during JK tenure but was barely seen when PM was there. Now that PM is gone, the floodgates seems to have been open again for him

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 

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 

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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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.


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

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.

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 

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 

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 

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 :)

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.

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?

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 

glassdoor 2019

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

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

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 

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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