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Startup consulting firm, rough around the edges

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Opera Solutions

Pros

Good opportunities to try new practices, new office locations. Analyst and associate consultants are very sharp and generally good people. People have good horsepower.

Cons

Long hours and grinding projects are the norm in consulting. However, engagement managers do a poor job of managing teams to goals. Principals and partners lack empathy -- there are few systems of support or true career development unlike more established firms.

Advice to Management

Watch out for your people.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Total disapointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Interesting proposals and ideas for projects
    - Interesting field with good potential
    - Good differentiation as consulting branch

    Cons

    - Financially unstable, bloated operating expenses
    - Very weak internal firm building
    - Exceptionally bad, downright mean, in treating employees during problems and difficulties
    - Firm running as silos with Principals and Partner's focusing only on their pet projects
    - Arbitrary and political promotions
    - Clear high level vision but no leadership nor clarity in execution. Bad implementation of overall strategy
    - Big difference for the worse between original ideas and actual client project. Ideas get dilluted

  2. Helpful (2)

    Deeply Political & Lacking Direction

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

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally everyone is friendly from the manager level down

    Cons

    -Deceptive recruiting practices: sells itself as a consulting company to potential new hires when internally the company is trying to reorganize as a software company
    -Highly political with only people who socialize in a core group of employees getting promoted ahead of cycle - regardless of performance or benchmarks
    -projects are really not interesting - making it difficult to identify an exit strategy based on skills learned at Opera

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