Opower

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A great place to work, great problems to solve because saving the planet is never easy

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Current Employee - A Newish Employee
Current Employee - A Newish Employee

I have been working at Opower

Pros

This is a great place, with very smart people doing a great thing for a great purpose, to save our planet. That's the best thing about Opower is the people and the capability to learn as many new technologies as your brain can hold, and even more fun is applying that learning to solving very complex problems. It's results that matter here, so it makes it pretty straightforward. The people make the work fun. I highly recommend Opower as a career move you will not regret!

Cons

Middle management has a lack of people skills, and because of that people's careers can seem at a standstill. It's very much an "up to you" kind of place, so you have to toot your own horn, make sure you get recognized and appreciated. Everyone including the managers are so heads down and getting things done they can overlook good contributions by others. Also it's getting a bit political as change occurs and people start carving out fiefdoms. The good thing about that is it's not done haphazardly, the bad thing is that it may come as a surprise to many as the changes occurs. More engagement with employees would be a good thing to settle any nervous reactions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company became great because of the people, so pay them some attention. Make sure the contributions of everyone are noted and make sure the managers pay attention to people's careers. Neglect nobody, and let loose some additional stock will ya? Bonuses would be nice as well!

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    It's great to be a part of something that is not just helping the world be a better place, but IS a better place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opower

    Pros

    Fun, dynamic, exciting, fast-paced, challenging place to work. The leadership, people, product and office environments are amazing!

    Cons

    If you don't like to work with extremely smart, passionate and mission-driven people, then is not the place for you.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Couldn't ask for a better work environment!

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

    I have been working at Opower full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This place is the best. Not too big, not too small. Enough structure that you aren't lost, but not so much that you are prevented from taking chances/suggesting and implementing process changes. Its a very open environment and people are extremely generous with their time and knowledge - if you're interested in learning about something else that's going on at the company, you have every opportunity to do so. Tons of inter-departmental transfers from techops to eng or sales to marketing (and vice versa), so employee growth and opportunity are really stressed.

    Cons

    No 401(k) match, which is unfortunate... but given the stage of the company, it isn't too surprising - plus, even post-IPO, they are still pretty generous with equity grants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mostly keep doing what you're doing! President and CEO have felt a little absent due to their travel schedules, so getting to see them more would be nice (monthly Q&As are a tradition that sort of fell off but seem to be making a resurgence)

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    Opower Response

    Dec 9, 2014Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking time to leave a review and for being an O! Great advice - I'll be sure to share with senior management.

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