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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)

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    A dynamic environment with very smart people and challenging work

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    Small company so great level of challenges. Your work is not strictly limited to your title or what you were hired to do - there is always scope for learning new things and for you to contribute positively to the development of the organization.

    Cons

    The management style is not the best, very strict management that is also very conservative. Not a lot of things to do beside wok when your at OPNET for example no team development activities or fun outings, events etc. Its mostly just work.

    Since the company is small there are times when the work load is monumental because some teams are heavily understaffed and hence you will have to step up and lead the way. There is not much pressure from management but a normal ethical person would end up putting in more hours to complete the task at hand when there is no one else to do the job because the team is understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and conservative
    Offer employees more time off and or more team building, office events, parties, happy hours etc. All work and no play makes jack and dull boy - and that is kind of true because of the very conservative management style and lack of things to do other than work.

    Approves of CEO
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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)

    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,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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