Thread regarding Riverbed Technology Inc. layoffs

There's nothing left to keep me here

Thanks to his horrible behavior yesterday, my manager removed any dilemma of whether I should get out of here. This kind of management will devastate Riverbed. I don't know what else can keep people from leaving here? Only those who cannot find any other job remain here. Some people even accept worse paid jobs, just to get out of here. This company needs to think carefully about its goals for the future.

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Why would you keep posting? Does it change anything? At this point in time it's just beating a dead horse.
Most people will be busy applying somewhere else.

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Post ID: @irtb+1fsiJA5o

The lack of posts here lately reminds me of an old Soviet joke.

A protestor stands in Red Square handing out pamphlets until the KGB arrest him. They drag him into a jail cell to interrogate him, and discover that all his pamphlets are blank. When they ask him why they're all blank, he says, "Everyone knows what the problem is, why bother writing it down?"

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Post ID: @hqjh+1fsiJA5o

For the past year, I’ve been thinking of leaving but lately it has accelerated due to pi-s poor mid and upper management. I’ve worked in riverbed for well over half a decade so I’ve seen some sh-t but this current state is one of the lowest.

I work in a technical department and it has one of the worst attrition rates because (1) upper and mid mgmt do not know their own swim lanes, thus disrespecting lanes of their own directs (2) too many pretend-smart chiefs not enough Indians (3) unable to properly execute any projects/initiatives to completion due to a lack of people and knowledge (4) willingness to let Bay Area talent go and replace them with 50%-off mostly unqualified out-of-state/country hires (5) unrealistic timelines (6) unrealistic goals (7) tries to do too much at once (8) lacks focus (9) upper mgmt asks d-mb sh-t questions

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Post ID: @8lgk+1fsiJA5o

The longer you stay the harder it will be to get the Riverbed stink off of you. When you interview they will ask "why did you stay with that failing company so long" or "why did you join a company going bankrupt" depending upon when you joined and how long you were there. If they don't ask - they are quietly thinking it. It used to be a good place to be coming from - now the place gives off a negative instead.

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Post ID: @5jfr+1fsiJA5o

You really have to be off your rocker to think there is any upside to staying. Riverbed’s main product line gets less relevant by the day. Everything else is a rounding error. Riverbed is completely irrelevant and is in a death spiral. The only strategy now is for the investors to cut their losses and recover what little they can. Unless you were given a substantial retention bonus, RUN!!

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Post ID: @4olr+1fsiJA5o

I'm sorry you had that experience. I wish this company could find a way to make this easier on all of us, because there's no excuse for bad behavior ever, but unfortunately I think things are going to get worse. Maybe they'll get better later, I don't know. I'm still here, for now, but everyone I know who left this company already has been unanimous that they're glad they did. Very few people - inside or outside Riverbed - are counseling me to stay.

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Post ID: @3vgr+1fsiJA5o

No one says either "I wish I spent more time in the office" or "I wish I didn't leave Riverbed."

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