OPNET
3.7 of 5 43 reviews
www.opnet.com Bethesda, MD 500 to 999 Employees

OPNET Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2014
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3.7 43 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

OPNET Chairman and CEO Marc A. Cohen

Marc A. Cohen

(33 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Bethesda, MD (US)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I worked at OPNET part-time for less than a year

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)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 8 years

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)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

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)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 3 years

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

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

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)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

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

I have been working at OPNET full-time for more than a year

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)

I worked at OPNET full-time for more than 5 years

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)

I have been working at OPNET full-time for less than a year

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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