Riverbed Receives Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in

Riverbed Receives Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace
Flexibility Strategies 
Prestigious Award Recognizes Exemplary Workplace Practices at
Riverbed 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that the
company has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for
Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. Riverbed(R)
received this award for its use of workplace flexibility as an
effective strategy to increase employee satisfaction and
productivity. To provide employees with flexible workplace options,
Riverbed has instituted numerous self-help and assisted programs such
as flexible work schedules, work-from-home policies and leave time
options.  
The Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness
and Flexibility is part of the national When Work Works project
administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for
Human Resource Management, which recognizes employers of all sizes
and types across the country. The Sloan Awards are unique for their
rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of
employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential
employee survey. All applicants are measured against national norms
from the National Study of Employers. 
Riverbed provides flexible workplace options to empower employees to
be balanced, healthy, family-oriented and contributing members of
society that include: 


 
--  Flexible Work Schedules - Riverbed recognizes that balancing work and
    personal time can be challenging and offers flexible work schedules to
    help accommodate hard working employees.
--  Work from Home Policies - Riverbed has a performance-based culture,
    whether the employee works from the office or from home and makes
    every attempt to accommodate work from home options.
--  Infrastructure and Systems Investments - Riverbed has invested
    millions of dollars in computer systems, hardware and software to
    accommodate remote access, employee self-service and 24/7 Riverbed
    technical support. Employees access online portals for benefits, IT
    support and human resource support enhancing their ability to access
    key company resources
.
--  Newborn Child and Adoption Leave & Financial Assistance - Riverbed
    recognizes that one of the most important times during a child's life
    is during infancy, or in the case of adoption, early in the adoption
    process and offers employees leave time to spend time together and
    financial support for adoptions.
--  Personal and Family Illness Leave - Riverbed recognizes that healthy
    employees are happier and better balanced. In order to encourage
    employees to be happy, Riverbed offers numerous wellness options as
    well as leave time to deal with personal and family illness.
--  Community Service - Riverbed recognizes that great employees also want
    to contribute to the betterment of the communities they live in and
    work in and encourage employees to participate in group volunteer
    activities such as with the San Francisco Food Bank and Friends of the
    San Francisco Public Library.
--  Sports and Fitness - Riverbed promotes health and fitness and has set
    up co-ed soccer leagues, fitness programs and also allowed employees
    to set up flexible work schedules to celebrate victories of local
    sports teams such as the San Francisco Giants Parade when they won the
    World Series in 2010 and 2012. Riverbed also pays the participation
    fee for employees who wish to participate in Bay to Breakers and has
    been for several years running, the largest group participant.

  
"We are thrilled to receive the Sloan Award as it recognizes the
breadth of options and opportunities that Riverbed gives employees to
meet the needs of their families, personal interests and health,"
said Mike Guerchon, senior vice president of employee services and
human resources at Riverbed. "This recognition demonstrates our
commitment to keeping employees happy and engaged in the workplace,
which also helps to improve productivity. We continue to retain and
attract top talent because of our career advancement opportunities,
benefits such as flexible workplace options, and of course our team
of employees that continue to develop innovative technology that
meets the needs of global organizations."  
"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and
flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater
desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report
lower stress levels and better overall health," Ellen Galinsky,
president of Families and Work Institute. "As a recipient of the 2012
Sloan Award, Riverbed ranks in the top 20 percent of employers
nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for
creating an effective and flexible workplace. What makes this honor
so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming
that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."  
Additional Resources 


 
--  Riverbed Careers
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

  
About When Work Works
 When Work Works is a national project to educate
the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by
sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual
Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work
Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. For more
information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan
Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility,
visit www.whenworkworks.org. 
About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers performance for the globally
connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and
intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization,
consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of
compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they
need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps
enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that
aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional
information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at
www.riverbed.com. 
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners. 
MEDIA CONTACT
Jin Woo 
Riverbed Technology 
415-344-6465
jwoo@riverbed.com 
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com 
 
 
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