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30+ days ago

Staff Accountant

Opower Arlington, VA

• Prepare and analyze accounts, journal entries and other transactions according to Company procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles… Opower


2 days ago

Process Engineer – new

Opower Arlington, VA

• Ongoing Operations • Learn application architecture well enough to determine the impact of various changes • Learn how our application… Opower


30+ days ago

Director, Information Security

Opower Arlington, VA

• Provide leadership for all facets of Opower’s information security function • Work with Opower management to prioritize security initiatives and… Opower


17 days ago

Product Manager, Outbound Scale

Opower Arlington, VA

Now, imagine yourself coming to work everyday to help us tackle one of humanity’s greatest challenges: energy. Our mission is to utilize the power of… Opower


30+ days ago

Contract Negotiator

Opower Arlington, VA

This is an ideal job for a seasoned contract negotiator with great business instincts, who has experience assisting fast-growing companies and a deep… Opower


30 days ago

Sales Operations Intern

Opower Arlington, VA

• Work closely with members of the Opower Sales Planning & Analysis teams to aid in the sales planning aspects of the company… Opower


30+ days ago

Software Engineer in Test, Web Services

Opower Arlington, VA

Now, imagine yourself coming to work everyday to help us tackle one of humanity’s greatest challenges: energy. Our mission is to utilize the power of… Opower


25 days ago

Graphic Designer

Opower Arlington, VA

As a Graphic Designer, you’ll work under direction of the Lead Design Strategist to support the design needs of Opower's Behavioral Marketing and… Opower


8 days ago

Senior Technical Writer

Opower Arlington, VA

As a product expert, you'll be expected to have a complete understanding of how our products work, how they will work, and how they are implemented… Opower


23 days ago

Technical Recruiter

Opower Arlington, VA

Now, imagine yourself coming to work everyday to help us tackle one of humanity’s greatest challenges: energy. Our mission is to utilize the power of… Opower


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Smart, generally engaged co-workers
    Opportunities for mentorship and learning from some of the best
    Unique company at the intersection of energy and technology
    Outside brand recognition and interest in company
    Contrary to what others say, good work/life balance compared with consulting/banking, probably bad when compared with working a more general "industry" role

    Cons

    Increasingly confused mission, value proposition of original energy efficiency product was direct and marketable, but increasing forays into broader aspects of utility operations have less clear value proposition from the outside and are problematically moving the company away from its pure play roots and focus on double bottom line

    Frustratingly, there's also a pervasive thread of elitism in the organization, which manifests itself in management seeming ignorant of significant problems with employee satisfaction and the company's product/mission (not sure if this is purposeful of not). This needs to change!

    There's also a huge amount of pressure on middle managers and lower level employees to deliver value through improving products and thinking of new products to design, build, and sell. However, there's so much pressure that some pretty shaky ideas move up through the organization, while the tenuous nature of these ideas is hidden behind powerpoint slides and other charades.

    Finally, compensation and perks are just not satisfactory. Many employees complain of taking a big compensation hit when they moved to Opower. While this may have been okay in the early days when the company had start up value and a sole double bottom line mission, now that it's an established company and the equity isn't doing all that great, compensation needs to be commensurate with the caliber of people Opower is trying to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Own up to what's going wrong with this company, show humility, and fix it. There's a lot of value to be had with all the client relationships, data, and products, but think deeply about what the industry needs and don't try to sell snake oil. The original ee product had clear, tangible value proposition. You have a behavioral design hammer that worked at least once, but the company needs to be more flexible than applying this hammer to every problem. You have the brand recognition, and breadth and diversity of talent to pursue many paths to growth in this industry.

    I'm really excited about what this company can accomplish, but there has to be change.

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