Thread regarding Riverbed Technology Inc. layoffs

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 will be considered an experienced employee here...

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Post ID: @114A8Eew

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No man, they won’t interview everyone again.

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-8lwc

Google would make everyone interview for their role. Many will fail the interview, only a few will pass.

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-7zlf

Well some can claim that they r growing in this company. Also if Google acquires us even for $500m for the patents, we can go with fat titles and salaries at these companies

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-6riu

Coworker of mine heard the Fed Leader was leaving in Q4. Only business in the company doing any consistent real business

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-6czy

"you’ll have plenty of ammo to throw at your next employer"

More or less the same line they fed the last hapless hangers-on at Radio Shack, Wang, Peoplesoft, Sybase and so many other carcasses dotting the boneyard. Prospective employers are much more likely to ask why you hung on so long to such an obviously sinking ship.

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-4ixa

For those remaining, I see a silver lining. Yes you have to do more, but you will also likely be given more responsibilities and resources to do your job. Assuming you have half a brain and know how to keep a job, it is unrealized $ for down the road. And when you do decide to leave for another gig, you’ll have plenty of ammo to throw at your next employer. If there’s something new to learn, take it.

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-4afq

All divisions except VP, SVP and upwards division

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-2fwz

What divisions?

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-2ynq

It’s OK. Let them go. How can you morally stop someone from leaving to a better place? When they know they have to cut more in 2 months?

I am glad they r not trying to stop people from leaving

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-2elf

Uber , Palatir paying well too ... $500k+ for software devs (total comp per year incl stock)

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-2mrn

It's obvious they don't care who leaves or how many leave. I can't watch many more leave before joining them. I'm not high enough up for one of the many executive promotions going on while people are heading for the fire exits.

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-2dox

If you were captain of a sinking ship how would you react if some of your “best people” jumped off for lifeboats?

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-1uzg

FB Google and Apple

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Post ID: @114A8Eew-cbl

Which tech company pays the highest salaries for engineers?

Asking for a friend

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