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  1. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall size of the firm

    Cons

    Benefits and Paid Time off

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees


  2. "Channel Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    my manager was incredibly smart and patient and taught me a ton!

    Cons

    MAJOR egos to contend with on the sales team


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company made worse by Riverbed"

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    Former Employee - Applications/Pre-sales Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Applications/Pre-sales Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OPNET no longer exists. During my limited time there I created relationships with many very talented folks; most of whom have since left.

    Cons

    Riverbed is oppressive. It has a typical big company feel and the associated politics.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter; they don't listen. A big thumbs-down to my former manager who has since retired.


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  5. "Gained loads of experience in different areas."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gave me the chance to gain experience in areas I never would have been able to otherwise
    Paid well for the job title, but not for the actual tasks I performed
    My boss and team were great
    I liked my co-workers
    Location was fantastic

    Cons

    Upper management was a nightmare
    Sexism prevailed unchecked


  6. "Good work environment but low on perks"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Low on benefits. Personal growth is not guaranteed. You need to be in the right place at the right time to get good promotions.

    Advice to Management

    During review cycles, management should try to keep engineers as much happy as the higher management because that is the work horse behind the company success and if they are not motivated enough, it is going to hurt the company success in the long run


  7. "Good place to work and learn"

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    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for a while."

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    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.


  9. "Good but could be great"

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    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


  10. "low compensation"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there is a good life/work balance

    Cons

    * low compensation compared to other similar companies
    * the decisions that senior management makes are way too conservative without taking even a little bit of a risk

    Advice to Management

    the only way that someone advances in the hierarchy is mostly the number of years that he/she is with OPNET.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great products - extremely micro managed"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and technology, very smart people work and run the company. The management is very responsive to customer needs. The mgr.do things first class,very detailed and don't cut corners on things.

    Cons

    This company invented the term micro managed. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find another company that's more micro managed, the cultre is manage by fear not only sales but most dept.'s in the company. The pay for s/wsales is way below the industry for what your asked to do. Loved the products but wouldn't go back for twice the $$.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any because they wouldn't listen anyway. From their perspective they've been successful doing it their way why change,



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