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  1. "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.


  2. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, diverse portfolio of products, many opportunities etc.

    Cons

    There are multiple management layers, and some teams work on emerging technologies while some others are relegated to maintaining legacy products on outdated code base. Do your research before joining the company.


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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.


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  5. "account payable specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Great while it lasted."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Most intelligent co-workers on the planet.

    Cons

    Acquisition focus ruined the entrepreneurial culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out.


  7. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. "Developer at OPNET"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress except for maybe one or two weeks out of the year. Flexible hours. Compensation is fair. Office location is excellent, near several restaurants and close to metro. Relatively flat management hierarchy (although this may not stay the case after the acquisition). Employee retention is good.

    Cons

    Not many additional benefits or perks. When the CEO/CTO tell you to do something, there's not much room for argument.


  11. "Good place to work and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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