OPNET Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Excellent company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    Cons

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


  3. Good place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team environment Learning experience Good for freshers

    Cons

    No bonus Low pay and less salary hikes


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  5. Developer at OPNET

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress except for maybe one or two weeks out of the year. Flexible hours. Compensation is fair. Office location is excellent, near several restaurants and close to metro. Relatively flat management hierarchy (although this may not stay the case after the acquisition). Employee retention is good.

    Cons

    Not many additional benefits or perks. When the CEO/CTO tell you to do something, there's not much room for argument.


  6. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    provide info on my current employer

    Cons

    R&D and technical high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    I like it


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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...


  8. Great Engineers, Great Pay, & Brilliant People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. needs improvement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Benefits are okay and helpful -Products are good and have potential to be better -Yearly conference is a great networking event -Commute is very convenient -Learning program helps to educate

    Cons

    -too much micro managing -unprepared managers -rude and intimidating team leads -too much team assumptions -no room for growth -low pay in comparison to the market -employees have to figure things out on their own, which wastes time -team mates not very helpful

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, give them some leeway and let them grow. Make sure that the people you place in management are well prepared and do their job well. Need to get rid of micro management. People get intimidated and stressed out. Please upgrade to the newest and latest technology, no one uses C and C++ anymore.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work for a while.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people there and there is a a lot of very technical and challenging work.

    Cons

    They are a company that hasn't seemed to keep up with the times. They haven't adapted to new software processes, new languages, new SCM tools, or anything in the world of software development. They also are too slow to let go of underperforming engineers.

    Advice to Management

    The cons I listed pretty much translate directly into advice.


  11. Good but could be great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, independent work life

    Cons

    No growth for experienced professionals

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees



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