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  1. "Sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer Network Modeling in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer Network Modeling in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that had the technology but lost focus and vision, did not make the right strategic decisions to survive.

    Cons

    The old OPNET was a total brown nose environment. On technical matters, you are expected to defer to higher-ups on the brown-nose chain. "I'm right because I'm the VP"!

    Advice to Management

    Be less arrogant.


  2. "Micro management at its worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products that a re nice to haves for an IT company. Some tools are very helpful but are priced where only Fortune 500s can afford them

    Cons

    To say that OPNET was a micromanaged company is not strong enough. Spending time in SCM seems more important to management than making sales!


  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, casual dress code, good benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micro-management prior to Riverbed acquisition. Very unorganized post acquisition, though this will most likely pass when the integration is finished.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "needs improvement"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work... back in the 90s."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OPNET is very shrewd with managing its income, so you do not have to worry about it going out of business.

    Cons

    The engineering process needs a lot to be desired. It has all of the downsides of the waterfall model of development with none of the upside. Releases are generally late and initially very buggy. OPNET is also stuck in the past using 90s error technologies like C++ which makes professional growth difficult for engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what you are building and how long it will take. When development goes awry due to unforeseen circumstances, accept it early, and course correct. Sitting in denial only makes the process worse.


  7. "It's a revolving door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, good benefits, and good if you're an engineer.

    Cons

    Non - engineering employees are loathed.

    Advice to Management

    None


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