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  1.  

    needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OPNET is a great place to work but don't expect to have much of a life outside of work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects are going on all the time. The opportunity to work on these projects is inspiring at times. Learning from a few of the employees and managers is always a bonus. There is a real sense of camaraderie among groups of employees which makes it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Upper Management has such a skewed sense of self entitlement that they have lost their manners when speaking to employees. Often times SVP's and below are spoken to with such condescending tones, it's embarrassing to be in the meeting. The company is so overly micro managed it ends up bottle necking projects and costing the company more money due to delayed decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micro Managing. NEWS FLASH! Loyalty is a two way street...so many employees are loyal to the Upper Management of OPNET....it would be nice if it were felt from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Engineers, Great Pay, & Brilliant People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    True customer advocate and keeps customer committments.

    Cons

    Still acts as a small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work for a while.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The cons I listed pretty much translate directly into advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good but could be great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software engineering intern position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    The management was really helpful and understanding throughout the internship. I should mention my mentor who was truly supportive and cooperative in project work. I learnt a lot about software development, OOP concepts, coding ethics from him.

    Cons

    I could not find any cons during my summer internship.

  8.  

    OPNET is a great place to grow a career with a good work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    flexible hours ease of work

    Cons

    less pay less structure no social media

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more structure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OPNET

    Pros

    Decent but not the best compensation.

    Cons

    CEO maintains too much control. Needs to trust his managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on sales so they can make more money for OPNET

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The work environment is extremely healthy and you feel motivated

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The management has been doing a decent job. However, the compensation package is definitely low compared to the high cost of living.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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