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Once a great place to work

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I worked at Opower full-time

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

Pros

You can feel good that the work you do helps people save energy, and through that, helps protect the natural environment.

Cons

A lot of mediocre managers, no real career path/growth/opportunities, no real HR department, no 401(k) match, unimpressive salaries and stock options, very little diversity, headquarters is in suburban Virginia.

Advice to Management

Hire more grown-ups who know how to inspire, motivate, and manage staff. Be less passive-aggressive when working assumptions are challenged. Add women/people of color/gays to your all-male management team.

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  1. Opower is Owesome!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Opower full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome & unique culture, wicked smart, collaborative & passionate employees, great perks/pay/benefits, transparent & approachable senior leaders

    Cons

    Hyper growth means increased volume. You must work hard to work at Opower

    Advice to Management

    Continue to consider every employee's perspective, regardless of tenure, level, etc & always communicate down.


  2. Opower is a whole company full of the smartest people you will ever know.

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

    I have been working at Opower full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    culture is fun and exciting, its a company that is very clearly about so much more than making a profit, it has a mission you can actually get behind. best group of people to work with.

    Cons

    there is so much work to be done that its hard to know when to stop some days...

    Advice to Management

    try to keep the level of open communication as much of a reality as we continue to grow as you have for the last five years


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