Openet
2.7 of 5 20 reviews
www.openet.com Dublin, Ireland 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Openet CEO Niall Norton

Niall Norton

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Decent enough company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Openet full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunity to develop career and learn. Don't have to work long hours that often. You can move between different projects, learning different technologies. Hard work is recognised if you have the right manager.

ConsLeadership seems unclear what direction the company should go in. Management seems to lurch from one crises to the next, dragging developers on to projects to meet impending deadlines. Managers don't plan medium to long term. Features are added without much thought of how they affect the overall product. Good technical staff are leaving and not being replaced or being replaced with entry level engineers.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan better for the long term.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Design Engineer (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Openet full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat work environment, great team, overall nice place to work at.

ConsVery limited market tends to narrow down your knowledge. Uses a proprietary development language instead of popular languages such as Java, Python, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes the full potential of the employees are not being used. Give them more opportunities to demonstrate value!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment to work at

Software Design Engineer (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Openet full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great team mates
- Good pay
- Optional home office
- Travel
- International Experience

Cons- Very specific market, may become hard to move to another company out of Telecom
- Sometimes you don't do what you're good at (Develpment, in my case)
- Not very clear career plan

Advice to Senior Management- Take care of your employees. You know how hard it is to find good people in this market. Enable them, keep them motivated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dynamic, fast paced environment

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Openet full-time for less than a year

ProsFast paced
Growing rapidly
Creative environment
Good moral

ConsRoom for improvement in internal communications

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job, guys.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cool Software

Engineer (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Openet

ProsDynamic organization with many opportnuities to develop skills

ConsGrowing too fast, need to control the growth

Advice to Senior ManagementShould work to deploy more structrure and process to avoid problems with rapid growth and expansion. Better assimilation of new employees into the organization.

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Seems to be moving in the wrong direction

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I worked at Openet full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI learned a lot working at Openet and worked with some very sharp people. The benefits were pretty good, and at first the atmosphere was great.

Work-life balance was hit-or-miss. There were times when it was pretty good, but also a lot of get-it-done-yesterday fire drills. Not unusual for a small technology company with huge telecom clients, I think.

Overall my experience was positive, but I wouldn't go back there now.

ConsOpenet seems to be losing its touch. It grew very rapidly for a few years, but over the last year or so seems to be shrinking just as rapidly. Openet has some very compelling products, but doesn't seem to be able to focus on really polishing them and moving them forward.

The company seemed quite management-heavy toward the end of my time there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good heart, dreams of being something else

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Openet

ProsVery strong technology, very engaged and smart employees. Interesting area to work.

ConsGrew by riding a wave of investment in flagship product. The wave is receding, and the company is unsure what to do with itself. Constant half-baked dabbling in various strategic directions, which are followed with urgency until the next idea comes along. Very political with lots of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, a situation encouraged by top leadership.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline and simplify the company direction. Discourage politics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Continually trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Openet full-time for more than 8 years

Pros* Could be a world class player if they get it right.
* Leading edge technology. No, actually!
* Good HR when it comes to personal issues / life events
* Get global experience with brand name customers

Cons* Company suffers from ADHD - Continually stating new projects and then stealing their resources
* Company level HR poor. Performance and salary review process time consuming, always changing and rarely leads to raises.
* Culture of group think in parts of company. There' a large cohort of people who did same course at same time in college. Boy does it show...

Advice to Senior ManagementStop allowing everyone to start new projects. Stop tolerating politicians.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Openet full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefit. Good for people with experience

Constoo specific tasks. not sure where to use what you learn here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So so company

Sovtware Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Openet full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery friendly, OK salary, opportunity to travel

ConsNot much more to offer other than a lot of work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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