SAN FRANCISCO – April 20, 2017– Riverbed Technology today announced that it has been named one of the 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. Riverbed has also been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area for the sixth time by its employees and the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
“We’re honored to be recognized once again by these organizations and our employees as an amazing place to work,” said Riverbed Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly. “Our employees around the world are the foundation of what makes Riverbed great, and since our founding 15 years ago, we’ve been committed to cultivating a culture of collaboration, community, innovation and customer-centricity. As Riverbed looks to redefine enterprise networking for the cloud era, our employees remain critical in delivering disruptive solutions to help accelerate our customers’ cloud and digital initiatives.”
The 2016 Best and Brightest winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance and the best of the best small business.
The winning organizations of the 2017 Best Places to Work were honored for having created exceptional workplaces as valued by their employees. The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as collaborative culture, management practices, fun, solid compensation and benefits offerings and more.
Riverbed management has been consistently recognized for creating a culture that helps employees realize their professional goals. Riverbed employees work in collaborative team environments where they can make a real impact and help customers reach their business goals, and realize the full potential of their digital transformation initiatives. As innovation is fundamental to Riverbed’s business and its greatest strength, the company relies on its employees to spur creativity, enhance problem solving, and help it succeed in the global marketplace. In just the last year, Riverbed launched a game-changing SD-WAN and cloud networking solution SteelConnect – the first and only SD-WAN solution to unify management and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – and enhanced the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end performance management offering SteelCentral with the addition of SteelCentral Aternity for end user experience monitoring.
Riverbed cultural values rest on Riverbed’s five-C’s: customer-centric, curiosity, committed, collaborative and community-minded. The company’s cultural values are put into action by the Riverbed REACH OUT program when employees volunteer to local organizations that help end hunger, ease homelessness, promote literacy, and preserve the habitat of endangered species. Over 200 employees participated in the program during REACH OUT Week in San Francisco last November 2016.
To learn more about careers at Riverbed, visit: http://www.riverbed.com/about/careers/
About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForÒcompetition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.
About Bay Area Best Places to Work
Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum’s scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.
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