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OPNET Reviews

Updated 21 July, 2014
Updated 21 July, 2014
46 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, casual dress code, good benefits.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide opportunities and challenges to employees expecting nothing but perfection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    small company, more value to your work

    Cons

    cannot fulfill your dream of working in the silicon valley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Smart leadership and disciplined growth (since acquired by Riverbed)

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bottlenecks 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.

    Recommends
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    Excellent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, very dynamic work environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work and learn

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

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent team environment
    Learning experience
    Good for freshers

    Cons

    No bonus
    Low pay and less salary hikes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Developer at OPNET

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

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at OPNET full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    provide info on my current employer

    Cons

    R&D and technical high tech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    needs improvement

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

    I worked at OPNET full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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