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A dynamic environment with very smart people and challenging work

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at OPNET

Pros

Small company so great level of challenges. Your work is not strictly limited to your title or what you were hired to do - there is always scope for learning new things and for you to contribute positively to the development of the organization.

Cons

The management style is not the best, very strict management that is also very conservative. Not a lot of things to do beside wok when your at OPNET for example no team development activities or fun outings, events etc. Its mostly just work.

Since the company is small there are times when the work load is monumental because some teams are heavily understaffed and hence you will have to step up and lead the way. There is not much pressure from management but a normal ethical person would end up putting in more hours to complete the task at hand when there is no one else to do the job because the team is understaffed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open and conservative
Offer employees more time off and or more team building, office events, parties, happy hours etc. All work and no play makes jack and dull boy - and that is kind of true because of the very conservative management style and lack of things to do other than work.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products - extremely micro managed

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    Great products and technology, very smart people work and run the company. The management is very responsive to customer needs. The mgr.do things first class,very detailed and don't cut corners on things.

    Cons

    This company invented the term micro managed. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find another company that's more micro managed, the cultre is manage by fear not only sales but most dept.'s in the company. The pay for s/wsales is way below the industry for what your asked to do. Loved the products but wouldn't go back for twice the $$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any because they wouldn't listen anyway. From their perspective they've been successful doing it their way why change,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The brothers can be hard to work for but you can do well if you're good

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

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    Great products
    Great people
    Solid financials
    A great company to have on your resume if you make it 3+ years
    One of the most successful public software companies in the last 10 years!

    Cons

    Senior leaders can be unreasonable and rude.
    Heavy micromanagement.
    Very politically charged. Make sure you are in lock step with the brothers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done an exceptional job hiring and growing middle managers. Give them more authority and ownership in the company.

    Recommends
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