Opera Solutions

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Finally, something may change!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    New CEO, good news, even if he is bad, can't be worse than the previous one!
    The last one was a complete waste of time and money.
    It may be too late for us, but we can try to the end.

    Cons

    All the good people gone, some of the bad people are still around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up some of the bad management that is still with us. They "talk good" but can't deliver.
    Go back to our roots: Consulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Potential was high, but limited by the following factors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    Had good product potential and some great people in R&D and Science

    Cons

    lack of focus, discipline, and leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    It began well and turned into several years of failed business plans and un-kept promises.

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    Former Employee - Support Services in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Support Services in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    The company is full of nice, smart people. They're fun to be around, although smiling faces had become few and far between in the past couple of years.

    Cons

    Company description that changes as often as most people change their underwear. Products and services that either don't deliver as promised, or do at a price that's totally unprofitable to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. They offer nothing to the people they hope will make the company work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Killed by greed - watch for phony employee reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None - management team is lost and trying to survive with smoke and mirrors. When the end justifies the means to make a few rich at the expense of employees it is hard to find a 'pro'

    Cons

    All fluff and no substance - has NOTHING to sell but marketing materials
    No knowledge of digital - either technology or data
    Spending money like drunken sailors, with nothing to show for in terms of software or IP
    hired 100's of employees overnight with just one phone screen, gave them very high titles and doubled their salaries just to turn around and fire them (and yes it is true)
    Constantly running out of cash and telling lies to employees regarding salaries and bonus payments that never come
    No longer any competent business minds at opera
    EXTREMELY dishonest with employees and clients alike - absolutely no sense of integrity
    Expensive services for clients and engagements that get renewed less that 5% of the time
    Look at the writing style of the positive (3+ stars)reviews ...it's easy to see that they are fake. Management is working hard to fight the flow of negative reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Karma is just around the corner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    watching a slow motion train wreck w an out-of-control CEO

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    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    the space was hot (until recently); superficially the story was interesting for Opera; there was great promise for building a disciplined consulting firm with tagalong recurring revenues

    Cons

    zero consistency in execution. The CEO had a new strategy every day. Sycophants surround him and no one is willing to tell the emperor he isn't wearing any clothes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    probably too late to save the place without entirely new leadership; significant job cuts; and a renewed build it up again focus on the consulting w selected recurring revs model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well that was disappointing

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    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned from the many mistakes managers and execs made. Made some good connections that helped me escape.

    Cons

    Management would lie to keep scientists around.
    Managers known to encourage same day departure when you give your two weeks to save the company a buck.
    Owing to clueless managers, the loudest apes would get their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lost cause. They have no passion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just Ask Three Questions to Learn the Truth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of Potential and good people. But no one at the wheel. The company is flat out untruthful about its offerings and the state of them. At its best, they have smart people who are without any defined guidance. salespeople have no support and no actual thing to sell than How awesome Opera is. The CEO Surrounds himself with people who only tell him what he wants to hear.

    Cons

    To get the reality of this place just ask to :
    1. download any product offering, particularly the magic Signal Hub
    2. get a phone reference of a customer that is using and is happy with any product
    3. Any customer for over 36 months willing to speak positively about Opera

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit you are playing for a cash out, and not building a company. Stop posturing and start telling the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time to abandon ship

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Smart academic ideas - Phd. brains from Ivy league

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and execution, inexperienced people in key roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lie and play games with employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusion starts from the top

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Not having to stay late

    Cons

    Not having to stay late - also

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your exit quick and reward your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost in space? No future for the company or it's people.

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Not anymore. Consulting that never grew up.

    Cons

    CEO is completely lost. His strategy is flawed.
    Any new and existing investors will regret every looking at this company. They will loose it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs to leave. He is clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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