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  1. "One of the best companies I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Smart people
    - Lots of growth and opportunities to develop yourself
    - Drink from the fire hydrant philosophy

    Cons

    - Got acquired by Riverbed


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    "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at OPNET (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with super focused management

    Cons

    Acquired in 2012 and the Cohen brothers moved on


  3. "Technical Support Engineer at OPNET"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A true TCP/IP networking company
    Very innovative products
    Start Up Culture,
    Really smart people everywhere in the company
    Everyone works hard
    Everyone pitched in during the annual networking conference

    Cons

    Salary was below market average

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for professional growth through educational/tuition reimbursement opportunities


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  5. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    tons of flexibility, excellent products, respect for your work. Great place to work, best engineers, period. Products that worked and a support team that was very dedicated.

    Cons

    too tactical, focus for sales was not strategic. They sold the business, which was unfortunate. Quotas were based on desired goals and not improvement on past performance

    Advice to Management

    shouldn't have sold it!


  6. "Great while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OPNET full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative across different departments, incredibly smart co-workers. Great environment to learn some cutting edge technologies from great people.

    Cons

    Very poor communication after the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Pass down information as soon as it is known regarding next steps in the acquisition.


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    "The good old days are no more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OPNET was acquired by Riverbed Technology and effective July 1, has been fully integrated into Riverbed. OPNET was a fun place to work and in many ways operated like a small, family run business (with 700 employees.)

    Cons

    It was always 'heads down and pencil up.' Compensation was slightly on the low side but the positives far outweighed the negatives.

    Advice to Management

    To Riverbed Management: Stop treating OPNET folks like the conquered Army.


  8. "account payable specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very professional and unique company

    Cons

    I do not have any downsides working at OPNET

    Advice to Management

    very good management


  9. "Awesome work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    small company, more value to your work

    Cons

    cannot fulfill your dream of working in the silicon valley


  10. "Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused, visionary leadership.
    Well-chosen new technology acquisitions.
    Smart, motivated team, top to bottom; good camaraderie.
    Engineering- and technology-friendly company and management.

    Cons

    Bottlenecks because of micromanagement. Loose product definition discipline.

    Recruiting/hiring structure seemed to be aimed at fitting a specific mold. I might not have been hired if my team hadn't been brought aboard en masse.

    As with many SW development houses, the drive for new functionality leaves numerous old issues and enhancement requests from customers in limbo.


  11. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes too dynamic, contribution level depends on the team you are in



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