Openet Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Not bad, but can be better

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

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

    Pros

    1. Great colleagues here locally with good team chemistry.
    2. There "was" very little politics going around.
    3. Social club events are fun. Promotes relationship building and builds team bonding.
    4. Good team work among all stakeholders in a project (Solution Architects, PM, SolCons, DBA, etc)

    Cons

    1. Travel benefits could be better.
    2. Managers need to appreciate and value talents.
    3. Can be bureaucratic at times.
    4. Increment could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Work on promoting internally and value your employees. Openet used to provide competitive salary package - but not anymore it seems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers. Can be challenging, exciting work. Many different technologies that continually evolve. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor career paths and upward mobility. More often than not people are hired in above rather than being promoted internally.
    Many of the great engineers have moved on due to stagnant remuneration and career advancement.
    HQ gets more attention than other locations. Career advancement more likely there than other locations.
    Top heavy company. It used to be primarily an engineering company. Many years ago it grew significantly and ended up having far too many management positions and resources for the number of engineers.
    Information sharing is a big challenge. Still very silo'd knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on reigniting employee passion and finding more motivating remuneration incentives.


  3. Great team and people, lacks investment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Openet full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Flexible, which is great for people with young families
    -Good social club
    -Good people throughout who work hard and don't do too much politics

    Cons

    -Lack of investment in training options in comparison to other tech companies
    -Lack of investment in facilities. A simple example is our carpet is a carry-over from previous tenants covers in stains. The canteen is drab and depressing. People should not feel like they're in the soviet union when they're at work, a little investment would make the place bright and inviting
    -Internal comms can be poor at times, leading to rumours taking flight

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your staff and facilities and I really think you'll see good results. You have a good team, so spend a bit more cash..


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openet (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall good place to work. Hands on environment and a clear direction from the CEO of where the company is heading in the future.

    Cons

    Lack leadership in certain departments that might lead to unclear development growth


  6. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catonsville, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * you can make a mistake and not be fired for it - you can learn from it and improve
    * they have some top notch engineers and brains who are mostly allowed to grown and improve the products
    * i have helpful and supportive management

    Cons

    * Lost some of the can-do attitude from 5 years ago
    * The groups are separate and competitive to the point of almost being detrimental to the clients
    * appreciate more funding in areas such as hardware labs

    Advice to Management

    Better commission structure and training would go a long way.
    instead of encouraging competition, encourage all groups to be cooperative to help the end goal - the client


  7. Lead Engineer (APAC)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Openet full-time

    Pros

    - Good and caring management
    - Chances to grow from technical perspective
    - Plenty of project exposures
    - Decent working location

    Cons

    - Products and solutions can be more mature
    - Limited career growth for off-shore employees

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on career growth for local / off-shore employees and develop a long term plan to get employees certified


  8. Positive experience so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    The company is definitely growing. Opportunites are definitely available for Software developers and testers.

    Cons

    There may be an inner circle. I'm sure every company has one.


  9. Good place to work with some awesome and skillful engineers. Openet is diversifying its portfolio .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Openet

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

    Pros

    Good challenges been introduced like ideation which keeps the engineers motivated

    Cons

    No bouns for last 3 years
    Should invest more in hardware for testing purposes


  10. Excellent at all!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Openet (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Culture;
    Opportunities;
    Career Development;
    Leadership well prepared and serving like a guide;
    Management Team extremely skilled;
    All together sense;

    Cons

    Salary;
    Travel Policies;
    Expense Policies;
    Missing soft skills training;

    Advice to Management

    Keep the values always alive. Core strengths are unbelievable sincere and cultivated from CEO to any lower level, reaching the Customer like a charm. This is great. Advice? Well, invest on Contractors as well, they are also responsible to build company name. Maybe, review some travel policies and take care about soft skills, because they are also important to keep the service always in the high level.


  11. Company has Issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are not many pros for this company.

    Cons

    The Salary and Benefits for this company are very low and never see a raise in the time you have put in with the company, filling out review when review time comes around there are hard to fill out with out help from MGMT . There is no HR departments in the US all is handled over seas in India and internal web site and trying to find your way around that is a talk in it's self.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your American workers more than your own people. This is not India. Learn to talk to Americans properly with out talking down to them. Better benefits package.



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