160 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

1 person found this helpful  

Transforming firm that provides great exposure to problems that are challenging the world's top companies

  • 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

Pros

- Incredibly smart and driven colleagues
- Great opportunities for client exposure and continuous learning
- Projects are challenging and intellectually stimulating; results matter to clients' top executives

Cons

- "Fabric" of the firm and top-down communication need serious attention; has been improving in last 6 months but still needs significant improvement or attrition will continue
- Cash bonuses are non-existent or only provided when required for retention

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Bring back cash bonuses to motivate performance; stock options are not the only way to foster retention
- Significantly improve communications and intra-office firm building (e.g., off-sites)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Opera Solutions

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Killed by greed - watch for phony employee reviews

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None - management team is lost and trying to survive with smoke and mirrors. When the end justifies the means to make a few rich at the expense of employees it is hard to find a 'pro'

    Cons

    All fluff and no substance - has NOTHING to sell but marketing materials
    No knowledge of digital - either technology or data
    Spending money like drunken sailors, with nothing to show for in terms of software or IP
    hired 100's of employees overnight with just one phone screen, gave them very high titles and doubled their salaries just to turn around and fire them (and yes it is true)
    Constantly running out of cash and telling lies to employees regarding salaries and bonus payments that never come
    No longer any competent business minds at opera
    EXTREMELY dishonest with employees and clients alike - absolutely no sense of integrity
    Expensive services for clients and engagements that get renewed less that 5% of the time
    Look at the writing style of the positive (3+ stars)reviews ...it's easy to see that they are fake. Management is working hard to fight the flow of negative reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Karma is just around the corner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well that was disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned from the many mistakes managers and execs made. Made some good connections that helped me escape.

    Cons

    Management would lie to keep scientists around.
    Managers known to encourage same day departure when you give your two weeks to save the company a buck.
    Owing to clueless managers, the loudest apes would get their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lost cause. They have no passion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Opera Solutions.

Worked for Opera Solutions? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.