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16 days ago

Engagement Associate

Opower San Francisco, CA

As an Engagement Associate at Opower, you will be a critical member of the team that is responsible for the success of our Home Energy Reporting… Opower

16 days ago

UX Research Intern

Opower San Francisco, CA

*This is a 3-month, paid internship in our San Francisco office from approximately January through April. You do not currently need to be enrolled in… Opower

8 days ago

Software Engineer, Infrastructure & Operations

Opower San Francisco, CA

Our Engineers aren't just on-call ticket pushers; they're transformative in their thinking, regularly determining how to automate more while… Opower

18 days ago

Senior UX Designer

Opower San Francisco, CA

We are hiring for a senior designer to lead interdisciplinary projects and bring his/her own unique talents to our UX team dynamic. We’re a small… Opower

20 days ago

Director / VP of Infrastructure Engineering

Opower San Francisco, CA

As Director / VP of Infrastructure Engineering at OPOWER, you will lead the design and implementation of the global infrastructure and software… Opower

29 days ago

Owesome UX Intern

Opower San Francisco, CA

• Willingness to roll up your sleeves and help out in all phases of the research and design process. Our team is small and agile, so we all do a… Opower

5 days ago

Associate Technical Project Manager

Opower San Francisco, CA

• Manage complex technical implementations while demonstrating excellence in client service • Communicate with clients in a… Opower

16 days ago

Sales Specialist

Opower San Francisco, CA

• Scheduling meetings/interviews and making travel arrangements for executives • Maintaining information, meeting minutes, doing data entry, and… Opower

6 days ago

Configuration Analyst

Opower San Francisco, CA

As a Configuration Analyst at Opower, you will be a critical member of the team that is responsible for delivering and operating our Home Energy… Opower

5 days ago

Engagement Manager

Opower San Francisco, CA

As an Engagement Manager at Opower, you will establish and build strong client relationships with existing and new client stakeholders, grow the… Opower

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    Smart co-workers but a young public company with lots of growing pains

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Opower full-time (more than an year)


    Mission Driven - help save power consumption in the world
    Smart and hard working engineers
    Still a young company, with plenty of career opportunities to grow (even though the path to career growth is NOT defined)


    For a tech company in SF Bay area, the benefits are way below par (assuming they exist) - specially for a start-up/ young public company - No free food (except crappy Friday lunches), no full health insurance coverage, no 401k match, no Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    Really stingy, even after being public - and there is a difference between being thrifty and stingy. Examples: Company boasts of free chair massages - but for 160+ people in SF office, they have 1 masseuse come in 2 days a week. The way they manage is by initially asking you to book a 10 min slot only once in 2 weeks, and as office grows - they ask you to book only once in 3 weeks. Just get more masseuse - and solve the problem. They refill the most popular snack - ice cream once a month, so it only lasts 3-5 days - and the company very proudly boasts of these benefits.

    Lot of talk from HR dept - but no actionable work - management agrees there is a 401k match issue - but wont do anything about it. I feel HR dept doesn't really have monetary resources to match up other SF bay area tech companies, but they never even acknowledge it and keep the broken record "We want to be best" running.

    Very poor compensation, no bonus structure, not well defined promotion plan
    One of the worst employee review system I've seen which changes every 6-9 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less stingy, try and understand what your employees truly care about - and be honest about what action you are taking to address it. If you do want to differentiate yourself, just being a mission driven business wont get you very far in SF bay area tech scene - it may only work in DC. Talk doesn't substitute action.

    Have better benefits, and if you can't afford to match up - be upfront about it. Its better not to have expectation of benefits, only to be let down later.

    Have a well defined bonus structure in place - and reward employees quarterly/ every 6 months - if not monetarily - give them some more equity.

    There are too many things we will learn as we grow to be a better company, make sure the employees feel you have their best interests in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
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