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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. low compensation

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there is a good life/work balance

    Cons

    * low compensation compared to other similar companies
    * the decisions that senior management makes are way too conservative without taking even a little bit of a risk

    Advice to Management

    the only way that someone advances in the hierarchy is mostly the number of years that he/she is with OPNET.


  2. 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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