Thread regarding Riverbed Technology Inc. layoffs

Parroting

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 through layoffs however TB knows (or should know) the real issues are with those “observe and report” (parroting) or the “last second / Just-in-time managers/ leaders that seems to skate by RIF’s because they do just enough to skate the chopping block. Hopefully mailgun/mailjet gets new, more modern, leadership because they can quickly tell who the BS artists are.

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Thanks Riverbed GC for looking into it.

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Post ID: @eham+13NAXIrc

People need to focus on work and less of this stuff.

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Post ID: @bumt+13NAXIrc

Dear Sir or Madam,

I want to confirm receipt of your communication below and thank you for raising your concerns to the Company.  Please know that Riverbed does have an established Whistleblower Policy, which includes an anonymous reporting mechanism that can be utilized by any employee.  The Whistleblower Policy is available to all Riverbed employees on the Company's Intranet.  While I will personally forward your complaint to the Company's general counsel, you may also anonymously submit any further concerns or information as outlined in the Whistleblower Policy, which includes submitting concerns anonymously (i) directly to the Company's General Counsel, (ii) through the Company's website at riverbed.silentwhistle.com/ethfeedback/index.jsp or (iii) directly to the Company's outside counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Attn: Riverbed Technology/Whistleblower Policy, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  

Thank you again for submitting your concerns, and assured we are taking some measures to streamline things.

Riverbed General Counsel

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Post ID: @aiiq+13NAXIrc

Riverbed has “good enough leaders” plain and simple.

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Post ID: @4ujj+13NAXIrc

Riverbed is literally doing the same thing over again. Great atmospheric story but without the products or leaders to match. Too many checkbox leaders and managing up, recycled agendas wrapped with new people presenting them. Real strategists don’t really exist and often times riverbed falls into reactive mode on all fronts. Big wins are never reproduced and the cascading failures after the deals are done typically ensues. training of any kind is rudimentary at best and only a few talented folks “get it” but often will get over worked that simply overshadows the core problem. Riverbed does have a great culture of protectionism and self-preservation and it’s easy to hide and I think that’s why many stay or come back. Axe needs to fall again, replacements from the outside needed and people need to feel uncomfortable. Can’t rely on refreshes, renewals or non-repeatable big wins to skate us by.

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