OPNET Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
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    Technical Support Engineer at OPNET

    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A true TCP/IP networking company
    Very innovative products
    Start Up Culture,
    Really smart people everywhere in the company
    Everyone works hard
    Everyone pitched in during the annual networking conference

    Cons

    Salary was below market average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for professional growth through educational/tuition reimbursement opportunities

    Recommends
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    tons of flexibility, excellent products, respect for your work. Great place to work, best engineers, period. Products that worked and a support team that was very dedicated.

    Cons

    too tactical, focus for sales was not strategic. They sold the business, which was unfortunate. Quotas were based on desired goals and not improvement on past performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shouldn't have sold it!

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative across different departments, incredibly smart co-workers. Great environment to learn some cutting edge technologies from great people.

    Cons

    Very poor communication after the acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass down information as soon as it is known regarding next steps in the acquisition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The good old days are no more

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    OPNET was acquired by Riverbed Technology and effective July 1, has been fully integrated into Riverbed. OPNET was a fun place to work and in many ways operated like a small, family run business (with 700 employees.)

    Cons

    It was always 'heads down and pencil up.' Compensation was slightly on the low side but the positives far outweighed the negatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Riverbed Management: Stop treating OPNET folks like the conquered Army.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    account payable specialist

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very professional and unique company

    Cons

    I do not have any downsides working at OPNET

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OPNET has been the best-run company on the Planet!!! NetMapper and ARX are awesome!

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome leadership with "can do" attitude at every turn.
    Yearly preparation for OPNETWORK provides enormous benefit to all employees collaborating cross-team to deliver a magnificent, world-class event every year.
    Focused on results rather than the process.

    Cons

    The only downside is if you're not committed to excellence, then this is not the place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide opportunities and challenges to employees expecting nothing but perfection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    small company, more value to your work

    Cons

    cannot fulfill your dream of working in the silicon valley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focused, visionary leadership.
    Well-chosen new technology acquisitions.
    Smart, motivated team, top to bottom; good camaraderie.
    Engineering- and technology-friendly company and management.

    Cons

    Bottlenecks because of micromanagement. Loose product definition discipline.

    Recruiting/hiring structure seemed to be aimed at fitting a specific mold. I might not have been hired if my team hadn't been brought aboard en masse.

    As with many SW development houses, the drive for new functionality leaves numerous old issues and enhancement requests from customers in limbo.

    Recommends
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    Excellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes too dynamic, contribution level depends on the team you are in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    provide info on my current employer

    Cons

    R&D and technical high tech company.

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    I like it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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