OPNET Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. OPNET is a great place to grow a career with a good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong work life balance, engineers are valued, challenging work and bright people to work with. Managers know what they are managing and set realistic expectations. Very low churn

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult to low churn and a young flat management hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Delegation is important, and senior management needs to federate more.


  2. Great Engineers, Great Pay, & Brilliant People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True customer advocate and keeps customer committments.

    Cons

    Still acts as a small company

    Advice to Management

    Delegate to Mgmt some of the items that Marc must approve.


  3. OPNET was one of the best companies I ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is young, fresh, fast and growing. Everyone I worked with at OPNET was smart fun and on top of their game. The company will allow you to drink from the proverbial fire hose until you can no longer take it any more. They were good about allowing you to carve your own path through the company once you proved your worth. Engineering skills are a hurdle rate at OPNET.

    Cons

    The company had/has a bit of founders syndrome. They just got bought by Riverbed so things may change...


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    provide info on my current employer

    Cons

    R&D and technical high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    I like it


  6. Excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes too dynamic, contribution level depends on the team you are in


  7. Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focused, visionary leadership. Well-chosen new technology acquisitions. Smart, motivated team, top to bottom; good camaraderie. Engineering- and technology-friendly company and management.

    Cons

    Bottlenecks because of micromanagement. Loose product definition discipline. Recruiting/hiring structure seemed to be aimed at fitting a specific mold. I might not have been hired if my team hadn't been brought aboard en masse. As with many SW development houses, the drive for new functionality leaves numerous old issues and enhancement requests from customers in limbo.


  8. Awesome work

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

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    small company, more value to your work

    Cons

    cannot fulfill your dream of working in the silicon valley


  9. OPNET has been the best-run company on the Planet!!! NetMapper and ARX are awesome!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome leadership with "can do" attitude at every turn. Yearly preparation for OPNETWORK provides enormous benefit to all employees collaborating cross-team to deliver a magnificent, world-class event every year. Focused on results rather than the process.

    Cons

    The only downside is if you're not committed to excellence, then this is not the place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide opportunities and challenges to employees expecting nothing but perfection.


  10. account payable specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very professional and unique company

    Cons

    I do not have any downsides working at OPNET

    Advice to Management

    very good management


  11. Helpful (1)

    The good old days are no more

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OPNET was acquired by Riverbed Technology and effective July 1, has been fully integrated into Riverbed. OPNET was a fun place to work and in many ways operated like a small, family run business (with 700 employees.)

    Cons

    It was always 'heads down and pencil up.' Compensation was slightly on the low side but the positives far outweighed the negatives.

    Advice to Management

    To Riverbed Management: Stop treating OPNET folks like the conquered Army.



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