Opower
4.4 of 5 66 reviews
www.opower.com Arlington, VA 500 to 999 Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

ProsThe people are all A-list and care about at least one of the two aspects of the dual bottom-line mission: profit and energy use reduction. The CEO & President genuinely care about everyone in the company. The stocked breakroom, group lunches, various clubs, and happy hours are a plus.

ConsOver the past two years, the coupany has tripled in number of employees. Perhaps because of this, politics between parts of the company has ranged from confusing to nasty in the past few months. Some middle-managers are more focused about their rank and position when they should be supporting people on their team or focusing on bottom-line results. The result is an environment is one where lower-level employees tend to get things done despite their respective bosses as well as a bit of fear.

Advice to Senior ManagementDan and Alex should take a hard look and their second-level direct reports and ask not only if they have the technical skills but the people skills for a growing company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    The people are nice.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    I worked at Opower


    Pros: The best reason to work at OPOWER are the startup… Cons: The downside of working at OPOWER is that it is growing so fast that… Advice to Senior Management: I would tell them to try to better structure departments and define roles. It can be hard to keep employees if they end up… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A Great Group of People, Making A Big Difference

    QA Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Opower


    Pros: OPOWER is executing very well on a tremendous opportunity to make a big difference in how we think about energy conservation in this country. Everyone… Cons: The San Francisco office (new engineering practice being built) is a little isolated from the DC office (headquarters), but that should be mitigated as we… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to be as open and transparent with the team about what's going on and where we're going. Try as hard as you can to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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