OPNET Reviews

Updated 7 April, 2015
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  1. Decent company made worse by Riverbed

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    Former Employee - Applications/Pre-sales Engineer in Nashua, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Applications/Pre-sales Engineer in Nashua, NH (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OPNET no longer exists. During my limited time there I created relationships with many very talented folks; most of whom have since left.

    Cons

    Riverbed is oppressive. It has a typical big company feel and the associated politics.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter; they don't listen. A big thumbs-down to my former manager who has since retired.

  2. Gained loads of experience in different areas.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Gave me the chance to gain experience in areas I never would have been able to otherwise
    Paid well for the job title, but not for the actual tasks I performed
    My boss and team were great
    I liked my co-workers
    Location was fantastic

    Cons

    Upper management was a nightmare
    Sexism prevailed unchecked

  3. Technical Support Engineer at OPNET

    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

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  5. Great place prior to Riverbed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OPNET

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, small company feel

    Cons

    too narrow of a product offering

    Advice to Management

    start another compnay!

  6. Good work environment but low on perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  7. Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!

  8. A great place to settle down. A terrible place to advance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH (US)

    I worked at OPNET part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at OPNET are extremely kind and well mannered. The office forms a community that extends far outside of the office. Also, the pay is pretty good and the job is pretty much guaranteed if you meet the qualifications. I think OPNET provides a good opportunity to start a family and settle down in a nice area.

    Cons

    If you're trying to advance your career in software, don't work at OPNET. There are few opportunities for promotion because of the relatively slow growth of the company. Also, you'll end up working on a small piece of a giant enterprise package with the intention that you specialize in that area.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create opportunities for promotion. The average age of your employees is very high and can discourage younger people from working there.

  9. Great while it lasted

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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