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Opower – Why Work For Us?

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Opower's technology is transforming the way utilities relate to their customers. By combining data management, insightful analytics, and behavioral science, Opower's customer engagement platform positions utilities as trusted energy advisors to the customers they serve. 

Founded in 2007 and publicly traded on the NYSE under the stock ticker OPWR, Opower has been named a Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer, EURELECTRIC’s Company of the Year, and among the 20 fastest growing tech companies in North America. Today, Opower's client base includes more than 95 utilities in more than 9 countries, helping engage more than 50 million homes and businesses. Opower's technology platform analyzes more than 300 billion meter reads to deliver its services, and has created enough energy savings through behavior change to power all the homes in a city of 1 million people for a year.

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    Dynamic company with a lot of moving parts

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    Pros

    Opower is not perfect but it's a company that has fun, believes in its product and attracts great people. I quickly learned how to adapt i a results-driven environment; if you're not comfortable juggling competing priorities and being kept on your toes, this isn't the place for you. The collaborative work culture is awesome - every single employee is willing to help and extend their expertise. Great mission, too! Other perks: catered lunches, weekly massages, semi-annual "Innovation Days," generous PTO policy, can bring your dog to the office, etc...

    Cons

    There have been a number of re-orgs lately (read: management shifts), which have been awkward. All signs point to things improving soon, though.


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Opower (Arlington, VA).

    Interview

    Opower has a rigorous, but predictable interview process that involved a screen, phone interview with hiring manager, homework assignment, day of on-site interviews, and the negotiation phase. The process took about 3 weeks, and throughout that time an HR recruiter kept in close contact with me to provide updates and answer questions.

    Overall, if I have to point out any one thing that stands out, it's how helpful the recruiters are. A good anecdote: on the day before my lineup of on-site interviews, the recruiter gave me a call after hours to talk me through what to expect and answer my questions. It was a nice touch.

    In general, I got the sense that the interview process was more about cultural fit than assessing technical expertise, but that is almost certainly because I work in comms (as opposed to product engineers, whose interviews get very technical from what I hear).

    All that said, it's worth noting that Opower is pretty intense during the negotiation phase, and definitely doesn't expect to have to leverage compensation to win candidates. They make it very clear that they *know* Opower is a special company that attracts top talent.

    All said and done, though, the total comp including equity is slightly above market and the lively office environment provides a foil to a lot of the higher comped DC consulting shops.

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Opower Awards & Accolades

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Industry Award ‘Company of the Year’, EURELECTRIC, 2014
Top Workplaces 2014, The Washington Post, 2014
Talent Warrior, Glassdoor, 2014
Employees’ Choice Awards: Top 50 Small & Medium Companies, Glassdoor, 2015
Employees’ Choice Awards: Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2015
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Additional Info

Website www.opower.com
Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (OPWR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Opower's technology is transforming the way utilities relate to their customers. By combining data management, insightful analytics, and behavioral science, Opower's customer engagement platform positions utilities as trusted energy advisors to the customers they serve.

Founded in 2007 and publicly traded on the NYSE under the stock ticker OPWR, Opower has been named a... More

Mission: To motivate everyone on earth to save energy.

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    A big thank you and congratulations to all our Oployees....lots of pluggie love being sent your way. We're a Glassdoor Best Place to Work 2015!

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    This morning, Opower was recognized as one of America's Best Places to Work. And we couldn't be prouder to share the great news. The award came from Glassdoor, which ranked more than 300,000 companies solely by what their employees have to say about them.

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