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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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Opower Reviews

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    Love-Hate Relationship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Opower

    Pros

    When I started the people were completely amazing - smart, passionate, ambitious. The culture is great, and I love that I get to work at a company that uses behavioral science to make the world better. You have to be type-A to do well at Opower, but if you fit the personality type, it can be really exciting. You will never be bored.

    The company also cares deeply about what employees think - feedback (in aggregate) is taken very seriously. And Alex Laskey is wonderful! Does he still know everyone's name?

    Cons

    There are some serious gender bias issues. It often appears that men are promoted based on their potential (ex: I have a great idea) whereas women are promoted based on performance (ex: doing one job + another job and demonstrating that you're great at both, and having great ideas). As a woman, it's frustrating to look at people at the director level and higher. There are only a handful of women - this says to me that there's not much of a future here for me.

    In the past year or so, many of the really amazing people have left. As we've grown many of the newer hires aren't quite as inspiring. Opower is a young company that has grown really quickly. So, there are a decent number of growing pains in figuring out how to increase efficiency, reduce redundancy, and maintain the culture. But we really need to figure it out. We need to make sure that the people who built this company feel that it's worth sticking around.

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    I really love Opower, and so do most people who work here. I want Opower to be a leader in energy efficiency & behavioral science, but also as an employer. Make it worth staying here for a while through 1) compensation, 2) straight forward career trajectories, 3) manager improvement (or removing ineffective managers).

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Opower Interviews

Updated Jan 11, 2015
Updated Jan 11, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Opower.

    Interview Details

    After submitting a resume, I had a short phone interview with a recruiter, who then asked me to complete a "homework" assignment. This then led to a phone interview with the hiring manager, but I did not proceed to an in person interview.

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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
Best Places to Work 2013, Washington Business Journal, 2013
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Recent Updates
  • Opower update
    30+ days ago

    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!

    We always knew Opower was the best place to work. With Glassdoor, the rest of the world does, too.

    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.

  • Opower update
    30+ days ago

    For the techie, the chef, the pet lover...

    The Opower 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: it's time to unwrap energy savings

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Searching for the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest can be stressful - so this winter, let us lend a hand with the Opower holiday gift guide.

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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

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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