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www.opower.com Arlington, VA 500 to 999 Employees

Opower Reviews in Arlington, VA

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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4.4 20 reviews


94% Approve of the CEO

Opower Founder & CEO Daniel Yates

Daniel Yates

(16 ratings)

95% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Opower full-time for more than a year

ProsExtremely smart people - I learned so much from the people I work with.
Laid back environment - No dress code, dogs in the office, ping pong table, video games, seated massage Wednesdays, free lunch Fridays ....
Reasonably competitive pay.

ConsPeople can get very highly opinionated.
As the company grows larger, the fun things that were once considered important to the company are getting lost.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opower Employer Brand Manager responded to this review

Mar 28, 2014

Happy to hear you're happy - and for the feedback! We have grown very rapidly and maintaining our company culture is a #1 priority - so thank you for sharing your perspective.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Opower

ProsThe people are all A-list and care about at least one of the two aspects of the dual bottom-line mission: profit and energy use reduction. The CEO & President genuinely care about everyone in the company. The stocked breakroom, group lunches, various clubs, and happy hours are a plus.

ConsOver the past two years, the coupany has tripled in number of employees. Perhaps because of this, politics between parts of the company has ranged from confusing to nasty in the past few months. Some middle-managers are more focused about their rank and position when they should be supporting people on their team or focusing on bottom-line results. The result is an environment is one where lower-level employees tend to get things done despite their respective bosses as well as a bit of fear.

Advice to Senior ManagementDan and Alex should take a hard look and their second-level direct reports and ask not only if they have the technical skills but the people skills for a growing company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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