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  1.  

    A great place to settle down. A terrible place to advance

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH

    I worked at OPNET part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people at OPNET are extremely kind and well mannered. The office forms a community that extends far outside of the office. Also, the pay is pretty good and the job is pretty much guaranteed if you meet the qualifications. I think OPNET provides a good opportunity to start a family and settle down in a nice area.

    Cons

    If you're trying to advance your career in software, don't work at OPNET. There are few opportunities for promotion because of the relatively slow growth of the company. Also, you'll end up working on a small piece of a giant enterprise package with the intention that you specialize in that area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create opportunities for promotion. The average age of your employees is very high and can discourage younger people from working there.

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    Good company to work for

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, diverse portfolio of products, many opportunities etc.

    Cons

    There are multiple management layers, and some teams work on emerging technologies while some others are relegated to maintaining legacy products on outdated code base. Do your research before joining the company.

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    Great while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most intelligent co-workers on the planet.

    Cons

    Acquisition focus ruined the entrepreneurial culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell out.

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    Developer at OPNET

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low stress except for maybe one or two weeks out of the year. Flexible hours. Compensation is fair. Office location is excellent, near several restaurants and close to metro. Relatively flat management hierarchy (although this may not stay the case after the acquisition). Employee retention is good.

    Cons

    Not many additional benefits or perks. When the CEO/CTO tell you to do something, there's not much room for argument.

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    The work environment is extremely healthy and you feel motivated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    The is a perfect place for a beginner. You get to learn a lot of best practices in the industry.Everyone is easily approachable and very much willing to help you in your work.

    Cons

    Given the small size of the company, the growth can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management has been doing a decent job. However, the compensation package is definitely low compared to the high cost of living.

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    Solid place to work if you want to stay technical and have a work / life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    - Cary dev team manager is one of the best
    - Good work / life balance
    - Solid design and development guidance, you learn a lot of good OO practices
    - Wii room, gym on-site, break room

    Cons

    - Career growth and upward mobility is limited, management hierarchy is very flat
    - Have to do Tech Support for a few hours a week

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  8.  

    Software engineering intern position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    The management was really helpful and understanding throughout the internship. I should mention my mentor who was truly supportive and cooperative in project work. I learnt a lot about software development, OOP concepts, coding ethics from him.

    Cons

    I could not find any cons during my summer internship.

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    Decent but not the best compensation.

    Cons

    CEO maintains too much control. Needs to trust his managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on sales so they can make more money for OPNET

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  10.  

    Great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    learning a lot about entire IT ecosystem. always open door policy that encourages learning of products and sw and wetworks in general

    Cons

    little marketing support, or messaging that resonates - constantly have to craft your own - pay is a bit lower than market, but company is not overly oppressive as some have noted - so long as you are performing. issues here are no larger than any issues you may face elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clearly doing well as a company -- a bit more foresight in leveraging sales enablement tools would be helpful.

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