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Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, training and development focused (in 10 reviews)

  • flexi working hour: work from home once in a while, should be 9 to 530 but it's ok to 10 to 5 or even 11 to 4 (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The Management team too static, company has outgrown some (in 4 reviews)

  • A lot of work still being done with awful proprietary language (DSD), especially in Professional Services department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Openet full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, relatively flat hierarchy, flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    relatively small size company, frequent travel


  2. "Overall a good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment and Project's

    Cons

    No psy raise or bonus

  3. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Openet as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture , great management , friendly colleagues , good work life balance,wfh opportunities.

    Cons

    less pay, lesser opportunities to grow , not many projects.less pay, lesser opportunities to grow , not many projects.

    Advice to Management

    Please get more projects, you are better than the competition .


  4. "Positive experience so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is definitely growing. Opportunites are definitely available for Software developers and testers.

    Cons

    There may be an inner circle. I'm sure every company has one.


  5. "Cool Software"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic organization with many opportnuities to develop skills

    Cons

    Growing too fast, need to control the growth

    Advice to Management

    Should work to deploy more structrure and process to avoid problems with rapid growth and expansion. Better assimilation of new employees into the organization.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Openet as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is very communicative
    Really good atmosphere

    Cons

    A little out of the way


  7. "Great Work-Life Balance and Technologies, Poor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Openet as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - fantastic work-life balance
    - working hours are really flexible and first line management is rather understanding
    - positive approach towards using last technologies, especially on UI
    - fairly complex backend system, meaning there's a lot to learn
    - performant workstations
    - used to have spacious work desks in the open space but it's changing now
    - easygoing people
    - and some of them are really talented and really know the game around software dev

    Cons

    - very obscure business model - people are writing software but not many actually know what are how is it being sold later
    - lack of management communication from highest levels of corporate people
    - social events were only for those who were contributing to social fund, but as a contractor I didn't really care anyways
    - thick and preserved management layer especially on higher levels, lower levels don't really know what's going on in a bigger context

    Advice to Management

    - communicate better and let the people know the business model

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent enough place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good at agile. Some very talented people and all great to work with. Mix of old and new technolgies. Broad range of languages and environments. Large scale high performance systems. Good CI system.

    Cons

    Good deal of legacy code but working through it slowly. Everything has to fit into a common framework which slows things down and makes adoption of new technologies more difficult. Lots of products but some of them dont appear to be selling.

    Advice to Management

    Prune the codebase by removing features not needed any longer. Deprectate products that are not selling. Not big things really but would help with agility and costs. Office in city center would be great.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working culture and workload"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    - Excellent flexible working culture.
    - Less politic intervention.
    - Friendly co-worker.
    - Interesting environment to learn new knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    - Annual salary increment is not very good.
    - Annual bonus is not competitive in Asia market.

    Advice to Management

    - Increase the annual bonus prospect.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for and room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Openet full-time

    Pros

    * Intelligent, friendly, supportive, and very international people.
    * Global presence: offices in 4 different companies + relocation opportunities.
    * Emphasis on education: well established Graduate program and paid internships; involvement in various teen programmes; focus on girls in technology.
    * Every staff can make an impact here (unlike in huge global corporations): ideas are sought and recognised.
    *Interesting monthly activities of a Social Club.
    *Flexibility in accommodating individual arrangements.
    *Free breakfast on Wednesdays and fruits on Mondays.

    Cons

    *Niche industry
    *Rough location
    *Lack of transparency and communication from top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to wish Openet to be more innovative at the Leadership level.


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