OPNET
3.7 of 5 45 reviews
www.riverbed.com San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

OPNET Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Jerry Kennelly


79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid place to work if you want to stay technical and have a work / life balance

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cary, NC

    Pros- Cary dev team manager is one of the best
    - Good work / life balance
    - Solid design and development guidance, you learn a lot of good OO practices
    - Wii room, gym on-site, break room

    Cons- Career growth and upward mobility is limited, management hierarchy is very flat
    - Have to do Tech Support for a few hours a week

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great products - extremely micro managed

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsGreat 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!

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslearning a lot about entire IT ecosystem. always open door policy that encourages learning of products and sw and wetworks in general

    Conslittle marketing support, or messaging that resonates - constantly have to craft your own - pay is a bit lower than market, but company is not overly oppressive as some have noted - so long as you are performing. issues here are no larger than any issues you may face elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior Managementclearly doing well as a company -- a bit more foresight in leveraging sales enablement tools would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for the resume, stay for a few years and go

    Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsThe people are geniuses there. The environment is such that information sharing between people is great. A great place to learn

    Small and powerful company that lets you run the show. I have learned so much about all parts of a software company as I participated in the sales to software creation to contracts process

    The products are well made and well appreciated. The successes will make you look like a hero to the customers

    ConsThe pay structure looks to be for new engineers. The benefits and promotion cycle is suited to those starting their career.

    There is a ton of turn over with employees. Nobody leaves and says 'I hated OPNET.' They leave and say 'great opportunities but now I want to take care of my own'

    For this reason, most people are quite young there, under 35.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe employment model is working. Making it easy to stay a long time will change the model and thus change the company. It produces good results just not long term careers at the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a revolving door

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood products, good benefits, and good if you're an engineer.

    ConsNon - engineering employees are loathed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cary, NC

    ProsThe culture at OPNET is pretty good.

    ConsThe communication could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some pros and cons - good place to start off. Bad place to advance.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsIndustry leader for network simulation and modeling. Bethesda is an amazing city to work. The work is very interesting and engaging

    ConsWorking on the consulting side of the company, I found it difficult to be noticed or recognized for my successes on customer projects from within OPNET.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that the job market is not necessarily the same for the entire company and you should treat different employees as commodities appropriately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK place to work...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bethesda, MD

    ProsNice benefits package; long-term stability of the company is good; people are friendly; Nice corporate offices in DC; paycheck is steady and on time...

    ConsCompany is very much run like a military operation; Pay is below market standards compared to competitors; Senior Management much too involved in day-to-day operations (micro-management); Company is stable, but extremely slow growth and out of touch with competitors; Spends little to no dollars on marketing. Corporate branding is weak; Senior management way out of touch with typical sales territory demographics and base everything off Named Accounts performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more trust in the little people and don't assume your business revolves around large named accounts; Senior management has made no effort to listen to the concerns/expertise of its workforce

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    Kudos to OPNET, highly recommend

    Sales Professional (Current Employee)

    ProsOPNET develops best in class software solutions and for someone in sales, I am happy to report that these products sell themselves once we connect them with smart network, system, and application team professionals.

    ConsThe products are so good that I have so many sales opportunities to manage that my personal time is a bit short.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have hired the best and brightest, so explore ways to better harness the collective intelligence of your employees. Also, suggest considering leveraging more predictive market analysis when deciding upon product features and roadmap.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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