Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Opera Solutions Chairman & CEO Arnab Gupta
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Pros
  • Flexible hours of work, though that can turn around and bite you by taking your work-life balance haywire (in 9 reviews)

  • flexible hours, being able to work from home for a very long time (in unit of month), free snacks and beverage, Friday catering lunches (in 11 reviews)

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  • Senior management has almost 0 skills in people management (in 11 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency and broken promises (in 5 reviews)

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  1. good for business training early in career

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    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - international exposure - very smart diverse colleagues

    Cons

    - it is data analytics, not consulting


  2. Helpful (1)

    Started my job here last year. Am stuck now.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Literally no work load for people in consultancy profiles. The few seniors in the firm that there are, are mediocre and hence its easy to impress and progress.

    Cons

    Does not build up your skills and experience. With a clearly unorganized leadership, its difficult to gain much.

    Advice to Management

    Management consulting needs to be emphasized more if the company wishes to retain its employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Poor

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    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company specialized in a developing field of big data. You get to learn lot of machine learning and statistics. Some of the projects are quite interesting.

    Cons

    India team is lacking leadership. No senior people have remained in the firm. There is high attrition rate in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Take some tough decisions. Try to get competent people at the senior level. Compensation is way below the market levels.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Struggle to find a firm identity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office location on East Coast was nice

    Cons

    Lack of strategic focus and ability to execute.


  6. Little bit unorgnized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore new technologies. Good Business cases and implementations. Good products across industries.

    Cons

    Company is growing, hence things are bit unorganized. No proper process and policy in place. Too much dependency on individuals. Less of knowledge sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Policy decisions are taken on very high levels that are too far from ground realities. Policies are not addressing the true employee concern.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No sense of direction

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure, greater responsibilities and hence learning, great peer group, outstanding work life balance, above average pay for initial years

    Cons

    senior management lacks vision and direction..bunch of quickly promoted personnel not mature enough to run india operations..discrimination in promotions based on geography (india employee in us/uk based client project will be promoted above peer working out of india office for india client project)

    Advice to Management

    1. provide better career guidance and convey company's sense of direction 2. when bringing changes, prove relevance to all service lines 3. address promotions as incentive for good work and not a tool to retain disgruntled employees


  8. Helpful (5)

    Directionless organization with no respect for junior workforce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1 .Flexi Timing 2. Young and dynamic work force

    Cons

    1.There is no concept of work life balance in the organisation- its either no work or work till 3 am and on weekends kind of situation 2. Company has no idea where its headed towards, we take up anything and everything that comes our way even if we don't have resources or expertise to complete the task. The result- point 1 for resources involved and then usually projects don't go beyond the POC stage and the effort goes in waste 3. Junior resources have no say or aren't kept in consideration for any policy change in the company. No clear growth structure, no encouragement to venture out of their respective BUs to discover their interest areas and don't expect any benefits or respect if you are working at anything junior then a business analyst level. They say they have a very flat hierarchy but that is just on paper and whatever exists, only exists at the senior management level.

    Advice to Management

    There are alot of good things that get proposed every 6 months but I haven't seen anything concrete happening. Also you need to look beyond the senior management. Also if you don't realize that you have an opportunity to groom your junior resources to take up bigger roles and responsibilities and treat them with respect, soon enough you will be back to the attrition rate you were looking at last financial year.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Was fabulous at one time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility you have, interaction with others culture was amazing

    Cons

    Management just awful. Not posibility for GA to growth within the company

    Advice to Management

    New management needs transparency and balance. A lot of promises and nothing happen, also keep in mind you need to value your loyal employees and GA also deserves respect like others


  10. Helpful (3)

    Very talented individuals at the junior level, CEO has a core vision of becoming a great Data Science Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours. Company is comfortable with a work from home policy - Great talent at pre-manager levels

    Cons

    - Company is transitioning from consulting services to Data Science - History of witholding bonus payments

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on core-areas for improvement - Provide enhanced training


  11. Helpful (5)

    Wasted Talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, interesting analytics problems

    Cons

    No concept of work-life balance, career devlopment, etc. company never made the leap from consulting to analytics. BA Business student may be replaceable cogs, but PhD scientists aren't.



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