Optaros

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Internet projects with open source technology in an international company with good culture

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I worked at Optaros

Pros

Working on Next Generation Internet projects based on Open Source technology. The company culture is open, friendly and the hierarchy fairly flat. Projects are usually intensive and reasonably short so your experience grows quickly. There are opportunities to travel. Optaros has offices in several countries and employees are frequently exchanged between offices - or work remotely - on projects.
The methodology that Optaros uses for projects is a definite advantage. It gives you structure and allows you to get going quickly on new projects and with new teams.

Cons

It is a young company which is growing quickly. (At the time of this review, June 2008.) That means a certain amount of uncertainty about the company structure and individual opportunities.
Getting staffed on the projects that would be good for you in the role(s) you want is sometimes challenging. You can get stuck on boring projects and/or have to deal with bad clients. (As opposed to a company where you don't deal with clients directly.)
The company culture and business practices are not yet the same in each office even though that is a goal of the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Guard the quality of the culture.

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    Good place to work, let you carve your own way

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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 Optaros full-time

    Pros

    - Big clients
    - Large scale projects and smaller scale projects
    - Travel
    - Great mentors once you find one you connect with

    Cons

    - technology options limited but cover Java & PHP (3 platforms)
    - senior management not fully connected
    - senior management overwhelmed and overworked
    - culture & values are implied, not at the forefront of company direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to invest in leadership - lot's of growth but not a t a leadership level.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the best IT companies in Romania

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entrerprise Group in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Entrerprise Group in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Optaros full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great culture, smart people, excellent working environment
    - A lot of growth opportunities due to the exposure to big clients, challenging projects and opportunity to get involved in other sides of the business (recruiting, training, business development)
    - Not very hierarchical, you have direct access to sr. management and there are opportunities to innovate and suggest improvements as the company is growing and there is a need for building/improving some of the processes
    - Very transparent, open company: employees have access to information regarding project costs, strategy decisions

    Cons

    Most of the teams seem to be under staffed so a lot of folks, especially the more sr. ones tend to be overwhelmed/burned out. Part of the problem is also the nature of the business (consulting) that makes it difficult to predict accurately with enough time in advance the hiring needs and the other part is the competitive market that makes it sometimes hard to attract the right people as fast as they are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more in advance so that project teams are staffed accordingly.
    Don't staff people managers to client engagements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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