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  1. "Awesome work"

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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    provide info on my current employer

    Cons

    R&D and technical high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    I like it


  8. "OPNET was one of the best companies I ever worked for."

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

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

    Pros

    The company is young, fresh, fast and growing. Everyone I worked with at OPNET was smart fun and on top of their game. The company will allow you to drink from the proverbial fire hose until you can no longer take it any more. They were good about allowing you to carve your own path through the company once you proved your worth. Engineering skills are a hurdle rate at OPNET.

    Cons

    The company had/has a bit of founders syndrome. They just got bought by Riverbed so things may change...


  9. "needs improvement"

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


  10. "OPNET is a great place to work but don't expect to have much of a life outside of work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects are going on all the time. The opportunity to work on these projects is inspiring at times. Learning from a few of the employees and managers is always a bonus. There is a real sense of camaraderie among groups of employees which makes it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Upper Management has such a skewed sense of self entitlement that they have lost their manners when speaking to employees. Often times SVP's and below are spoken to with such condescending tones, it's embarrassing to be in the meeting. The company is so overly micro managed it ends up bottle necking projects and costing the company more money due to delayed decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micro Managing. NEWS FLASH! Loyalty is a two way street...so many employees are loyal to the Upper Management of OPNET....it would be nice if it were felt from the top down.


  11. "Great Engineers, Great Pay, & Brilliant People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True customer advocate and keeps customer committments.

    Cons

    Still acts as a small company

    Advice to Management

    Delegate to Mgmt some of the items that Marc must approve.


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