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1 person found this helpful  

A good place to work if you want to settle down in the DC area

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

I have been working at OPNET

Pros

- Great culture
- Safe job
- Dinner benefit
- Great location (can't beat Bethesda area)

Cons

- Not much room for growth.
- Employees are underpaid. Bethesda is as expensive as California and the salaries can be compared to Mid-west.
- Micromanagement by some senior people
- No incentives for professional development

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Give employees a chance to grow on their feet. Trust them to complete their work, instead of micromanaging them.
- Be competent and aggressive.
- Concentrate on important issues. Prioritize the projects than can have a maximum impact on the industry

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great place to work... back in the 90s.

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

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    OPNET is very shrewd with managing its income, so you do not have to worry about it going out of business.

    Cons

    The engineering process needs a lot to be desired. It has all of the downsides of the waterfall model of development with none of the upside. Releases are generally late and initially very buggy. OPNET is also stuck in the past using 90s error technologies like C++ which makes professional growth difficult for engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what you are building and how long it will take. When development goes awry due to unforeseen circumstances, accept it early, and course correct. Sitting in denial only makes the process worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be much better!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    - Free dinner!
    - Good work (depending on the team you work in)
    - Few good team leads
    - Big offices (no cubes)

    Cons

    - Compensation is below par when compared with other companies (the big guys eat up all the money)
    - Seems like promotion is tied with the amount of hours you put in and not necessarily the quality of work you do
    - Legal department is horrible
    - They make you sign a 18 month contract if they file for your H1B

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VP's - Please do read the feedback employees write during their annual reviews and give compensation based on both the reviews and experience, not based on how many hours they sat in their offices. If you want good employees to stay, fix the legal department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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