OPNET

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OPNET Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 46 reviews

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Jerry Kennelly


79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsWork life balance, casual dress code, good benefits.

    ConsExtreme micro-management prior to Riverbed acquisition. Very unorganized post acquisition, though this will most likely pass when the integration is finished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OPNET has been the best-run company on the Planet!!! NetMapper and ARX are awesome!

    Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsAwesome leadership with "can do" attitude at every turn.
    Yearly preparation for OPNETWORK provides enormous benefit to all employees collaborating cross-team to deliver a magnificent, world-class event every year.
    Focused on results rather than the process.

    ConsThe only downside is if you're not committed to excellence, then this is not the place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide opportunities and challenges to employees expecting nothing but perfection.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmall company, more value to your work

    Conscannot fulfill your dream of working in the silicon valley

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsFocused, visionary leadership.
    Well-chosen new technology acquisitions.
    Smart, motivated team, top to bottom; good camaraderie.
    Engineering- and technology-friendly company and management.

    ConsBottlenecks 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work for

    Senior Product Engineer (Former Employee) Cary, NC (US)

    ProsSmart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    ConsSometimes too dynamic, contribution level depends on the team you are in

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work and learn

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsExcellent team environment
    Learning experience
    Good for freshers

    ConsNo bonus
    Low pay and less salary hikes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Developer at OPNET

    Information Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsLow 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    Prosprovide info on my current employer

    ConsR&D and technical high tech company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI like it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Director of Operations (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    needs improvement

    Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    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 Senior ManagementTrust 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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