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Solid place to work if you want to stay technical and have a work / life balance

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cary, NC (US)
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)

I worked at OPNET

Pros

- Cary dev team manager is one of the best
- Good work / life balance
- Solid design and development guidance, you learn a lot of good OO practices
- Wii room, gym on-site, break room

Cons

- Career growth and upward mobility is limited, management hierarchy is very flat
- Have to do Tech Support for a few hours a week

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    Great products - extremely micro managed

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    Great products and technology, very smart people work and run the company. The management is very responsive to customer needs. The mgr.do things first class,very detailed and don't cut corners on things.

    Cons

    This company invented the term micro managed. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find another company that's more micro managed, the cultre is manage by fear not only sales but most dept.'s in the company. The pay for s/wsales is way below the industry for what your asked to do. Loved the products but wouldn't go back for twice the $$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any because they wouldn't listen anyway. From their perspective they've been successful doing it their way why change,

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The brothers can be hard to work for but you can do well if you're good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET

    Pros

    Great products
    Great people
    Solid financials
    A great company to have on your resume if you make it 3+ years
    One of the most successful public software companies in the last 10 years!

    Cons

    Senior leaders can be unreasonable and rude.
    Heavy micromanagement.
    Very politically charged. Make sure you are in lock step with the brothers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done an exceptional job hiring and growing middle managers. Give them more authority and ownership in the company.

    Recommends
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