OpenTable

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Summer intern at Opentable London

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at OpenTable

Pros

Travel + amazing opportunities, helpful mentors.

Cons

Not many to be honest.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Question is where do you go now?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at OpenTable full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun company, great tool for restaurant owners.

    Cons

    Has been around for over 10 years now and mainstream America still doesn't know it exists. Saturated markets. There are a finite amount of reservation taking restaurants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get into wait listing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    big changes within past year have put OPEN on track to become a top-tier software employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at OpenTable full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent upper management, brand new custom-designed workspace at marquis address (1 Montgomery), diverse workforce ( age, gender, race ), relaxed attitude towards dress and working hours, close association with restaurant industry, good parties, technology stack rapidly being modernized, good cross-section of technologies ( .net , ruby , mobile/java , some open-source mongodb, node.js, devops ), positive optimistic culture and attitude towards future, stock has potential to meet or exceed old highs, company is generally liked on Wall Street.

    Cons

    Only average middle engineering management, somewhat below average salaries in current environment, no bonus structure other than standard stock grant vest over 4 years at onset of employment, poor pre-existing technology, somewhat cramped & noisy open workspace can be distracting at times, business side overemphasized in importance and has too much power ( a lot of their ideas are obvious - no geniuses on the b-side ), long hours necessary to meet management expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to institute a real merit-based bonus-structure, need to offer new employees more opportunities for advancement, need to establish metrics to objectively rate employee performance ( Facebook style ) , too much emphasis on reviews by immediate manager, too much of prior status-quo remains, might need to further restructure middle management, techs continually told to move faster but murky as to where real issues originate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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