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Was a great company, but is falling down quickly

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Smart and friendly employees, good place to learn.

Cons

Management is a disaster, the top leaders do not care what the scientists are thinking, they use lies to keep employees, no communications from the leadership to bottom employees, rumors are everywhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the COO should be the person to be fired first. It was her who leaked the rumor that the company was running out of cash by the end of March 2013. It created panic among employees and people started looking for an exit more actively. Ironically, this lady later was promoted to be the co-COO and started laying off people.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    watching a slow motion train wreck w an out-of-control CEO

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    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the space was hot (until recently); superficially the story was interesting for Opera; there was great promise for building a disciplined consulting firm with tagalong recurring revenues

    Cons

    zero consistency in execution. The CEO had a new strategy every day. Sycophants surround him and no one is willing to tell the emperor he isn't wearing any clothes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    probably too late to save the place without entirely new leadership; significant job cuts; and a renewed build it up again focus on the consulting w selected recurring revs model.

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

    Well that was disappointing

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    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 (more than an 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
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