OPNET

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OPNET Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 46 reviews

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    Technical Support Engineer at OPNET

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

    ProsA 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

    ConsSalary was below market average

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide opportunities for professional growth through educational/tuition reimbursement opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place prior to Riverbed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay, small company feel

    Constoo narrow of a product offering

    Advice to Senior Managementstart another compnay!

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    Good work environment but low on perks

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsVery flexible work environment, intelligent colleagues

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementDuring 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Manager

    Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    Prostons 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.

    Constoo 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 Senior Managementshouldn't have sold it!

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

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Nashua, NH (US)

    ProsThe 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.

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

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

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    Great while it lasted

    Director (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsVery collaborative across different departments, incredibly smart co-workers. Great environment to learn some cutting edge technologies from great people.

    ConsVery poor communication after the acquisition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPass down information as soon as it is known regarding next steps in the acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for

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

    ProsExcellent work-life balance, diverse portfolio of products, many opportunities etc.

    ConsThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The good old days are no more

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

    ProsOPNET 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.)

    ConsIt was always 'heads down and pencil up.' Compensation was slightly on the low side but the positives far outweighed the negatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Riverbed Management: Stop treating OPNET folks like the conquered Army.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    account payable specialist

    Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    Prosvery professional and unique company

    ConsI do not have any downsides working at OPNET

    Advice to Senior Managementvery good management

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

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    Great while it lasted.

    Director (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD (US)

    ProsMost intelligent co-workers on the planet.

    ConsAcquisition focus ruined the entrepreneurial culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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