https://www.thomabravo.com/team?id=dan-smoot So I guess he's positioning himself for life after the titanic?
Topics regarding layoffs at Riverbed Technology Inc.
Anyone know what percent of operating income in a recent year has gone toward paying debt interest?
Lots of chatter about focus. Are you seeing that talk materialize in real action yet?
PM gone, AE gone ... now we just need an upgrade to SE leadership
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
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.
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
Just wondering if the whole corporate split and chaos was worth it.
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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.
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
Is any department picking up any full timers?
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
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
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.
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 :)
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.
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?
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
Wow, glassdoor really tells the 2019 Riverbed story! SO SAD. But the reviews are SO ACCURATE.
So have people started leaving on their own since the last rif, are these openings going to be filled now?
That's the general problem of the company. Clean up the ranks!
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
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
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
Interesting read. I agree technology shifts require technology leaders. Most of us know this already but many others who live in their own regional bubbles do not. These people who live in bubbles are part of the problem why companies cannot... — read more
+1 for actively looking, -1 for staying put/riding it out. Comments optional.
I relied on OCTO numerous times, until their best looking most handsome person left the company.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Big announcements with absolutely no clue from the top on how to execute them. And more promises of clear communication but no answers. Meanwhile sales is frozen waiting for answers and Q3 slipping away.
Good luck Xirrus team. Hope you guys found a better home this time.