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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


  2. "Sweatshop"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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


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    "Great Place"

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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

    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


  6. "Technical Support Engineer at OPNET"

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    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


  7. "Good work environment but low on perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


  9. "Great while it lasted"

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    • 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 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.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • 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"

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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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