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Couldn't be happier...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager, FP&A  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Manager, FP&A in Boston, MA

I have been working at Optaros

Pros

Optaros is a great company to work for. Co-workers are very dedicated to building a successful company and communication between management and employees couldn't be better. The energy level here is very high with hard working, dedicated personnel. This is clearly a company that cares about its employees and strives to ensure they are happy. "A happy worker is a productive worker" - and you are looking at one happy worker.

Cons

work life balance is not the best

Advice to ManagementAdvice

help leaders developer better work-life balance

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    A company in transition

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Boston, MA

    I worked at Optaros

    Pros

    - If you put in the work, you will get the recognition and advancement
    - Culture promotes good camaraderie among employees
    - If staffed right, one can get exposure to a ton of different projects
    - Healthy process for project reviews and year-end 360 reviews gives everyone the chance to get feedback from their co-workers

    Cons

    - Company is transitioning; it's in the middle of developing a product line to supplement the professional services group. To date, there are no known stories of consulting companies making a successful switch to a product company
    - Product line is being developed in Romania for cost reasons, so if you like products more than consulting and you are in the US, you are out-of-luck unless you want to move to Bucharest
    - Clear and unfortunate cultural separation between delivery group and senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Leadership team could be more transparent about their decision making process
    - Product development might be better off being done out of the US despite the higher labor costs: better communication and faster, more agile turnaround from a dedicated US team may yield faster results with higher quality and faster ROI. Delivery group proximity to product group may also yield better product assimilation with better implementation results and higher customer satisfaction and retention.

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    Know what you want out of the job before you take the job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Optaros

    Pros

    Flexibility, lots of work travel (plus if you are young and single), heavy use of open source software specifically in CMS engagements (plone, alfresco, zope and php). Great place to build your chops if CMS is your thing.

    Cons

    Erratic leadership, focused more on short term bottom line revenue rather than long term customer satisfaction. I encountered integrity violation while on the job when it came to dealing with customers. They do have smart, seasoned and mature leadership but they seem to be out voted by the more "dodgy" ones. The dog that barks the loudest gets the most attention syndrome was present while I worked there. Also growing within the company seemed more of a popularity contest rather than mature business execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be flash in the pan and repeat Sapient. Maybe focus more on true differentiation and leadership when it comes to growing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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