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Openet Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
28 Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Seems to be moving in the wrong direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various
    Former Employee - Various

    Pros

    I learned a lot working at Openet and worked with some very sharp people. The benefits were pretty good, and at first the atmosphere was great.

    Work-life balance was hit-or-miss. There were times when it was pretty good, but also a lot of get-it-done-yesterday fire drills. Not unusual for a small technology company with huge telecom clients, I think.

    Overall my experience was positive, but I wouldn't go back there now.

    Cons

    Openet seems to be losing its touch. It grew very rapidly for a few years, but over the last year or so seems to be shrinking just as rapidly. Openet has some very compelling products, but doesn't seem to be able to focus on really polishing them and moving them forward.

    The company seemed quite management-heavy toward the end of my time there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good heart, dreams of being something else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very strong technology, very engaged and smart employees. Interesting area to work.

    Cons

    Grew by riding a wave of investment in flagship product. The wave is receding, and the company is unsure what to do with itself. Constant half-baked dabbling in various strategic directions, which are followed with urgency until the next idea comes along. Very political with lots of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, a situation encouraged by top leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline and simplify the company direction. Discourage politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefit. Good for people with experience

    Cons

    too specific tasks. not sure where to use what you learn here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Openet is a very relaxed workplace. There are a lot of references that help you learn all that is thrown at you to know

    Cons

    Although there are a lot of references to aid you, there is so much thrown at you in such a short amount of time, it can be overwhelming. Additionally, the company seems to be growing faster than it can control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first thing that should change is the pace of training. There are many nuances that can hinder a new employees progress. Also, contain growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly good, with a mix of non-ideal situations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    A lot of learning to be gained
    Management does genuinely tries to make this a better workplace
    Some managers do care about the welfare of the staff

    Cons

    Some politics across different organizations in the company, not as rampant as some similarly sized companies but if this is not controlled or discouraged, this may grow.
    Attempts on improvements are not done right yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the folks that work with you better and show it
    You need to spend money to make money, there are a lot of talented people in the company, engineers or not that needs to be appreciated better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software issues are killing the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Openet was innovative and a thought leader. Lost track when trying to go IPOD

    Cons

    Nepotism.... Unwilling to listen to the customer. Arrogant VP level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-invent....flush out VP and above layer. Everyone else has been acquired except Openet. Best times are PAST TENSE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, most of the time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Helpful
    - Flexi hours
    - variaty of projects
    - decent benefits

    Cons

    - constant fires!
    - support work at last minute
    - losing senior staff
    - no sense of direction
    - uses in house programming language

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to keep senior staff and pay out to keep them.
    - Need more realistic targets and company direction.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits but poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good medical benefits
    Flexi work time

    Cons

    Poor management
    Politic in office
    Some manager doesn't notice those who contributes and those who doesn't

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continually trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    * Could be a world class player if they get it right.
    * Leading edge technology. No, actually!
    * Good HR when it comes to personal issues / life events
    * Get global experience with brand name customers

    Cons

    * Company suffers from ADHD - Continually stating new projects and then stealing their resources
    * Company level HR poor. Performance and salary review process time consuming, always changing and rarely leads to raises.
    * Culture of group think in parts of company. There' a large cohort of people who did same course at same time in college. Boy does it show...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing everyone to start new projects. Stop tolerating politicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So so company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sovtware Engineer
    Current Employee - Sovtware Engineer

    Pros

    Very friendly, OK salary, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Not much more to offer other than a lot of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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