Opower

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Watch your back

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Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

I worked at Opower full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great mission driven company (energy efficiency really matters). Most of the individual contributors are smart and hard working.

Cons

The management team is duplicitous at best. If you're Director level or higher, watch your back. The C-level team fired a ton of Directors in the 2 years prior to IPO. It didn't matter how much you'd contributed to the company's growth and success. If you were middle management, your head was on the chopping block. Maybe things are better now the IPO has happened, but who knows?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have some integrity. Respect your team. Reward managers for hard work.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart people, inspiring mission, business model that works

    Cons

    heavy organizational politics given the size of the company, lack of career development and support

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great place to join in your early career - you will learn things very fast and there is excellent collaboration and interaction professionally. Also a lot of support from co-workers for career growth, learning, etc. Organization adopts latest technologies, so great place to stay up-to-date on new technologies.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time to stay on par with all the smart people. Sometimes you can get overworked because of deadlines. Still new in some areas (such as Systems setup) so takes longer to get response cross-department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Opower Response

    Apr 18, 2014Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for the review! Great to hear you're happy here at Opower.

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