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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, casual dress code, good benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micro-management prior to Riverbed acquisition. Very unorganized post acquisition, though this will most likely pass when the integration is finished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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    needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Benefits are okay and helpful
    -Products are good and have potential to be better
    -Yearly conference is a great networking event
    -Commute is very convenient
    -Learning program helps to educate

    Cons

    -too much micro managing
    -unprepared managers
    -rude and intimidating team leads
    -too much team assumptions
    -no room for growth
    -low pay in comparison to the market
    -employees have to figure things out on their own, which wastes time
    -team mates not very helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, give them some leeway and let them grow. Make sure that the people you place in management are well prepared and do their job well. Need to get rid of micro management. People get intimidated and stressed out. Please upgrade to the newest and latest technology, no one uses C and C++ anymore.

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    It was a great place to work... back in the 90s.

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    OPNET is very shrewd with managing its income, so you do not have to worry about it going out of business.

    Cons

    The engineering process needs a lot to be desired. It has all of the downsides of the waterfall model of development with none of the upside. Releases are generally late and initially very buggy. OPNET is also stuck in the past using 90s error technologies like C++ which makes professional growth difficult for engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what you are building and how long it will take. When development goes awry due to unforeseen circumstances, accept it early, and course correct. Sitting in denial only makes the process worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It's a revolving door

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    Good products, good benefits, and good if you're an engineer.

    Cons

    Non - engineering employees are loathed.

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    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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