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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Recommends

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 Management

Guard the quality of the culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Optaros

  1. Great People, Awesome working environment, Flat management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people, office, benefits, facilities, fun area

    Cons

    process, salary, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to growth.


  2. Good opportunity to learn e-commerce and cloud development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optaros as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to work on e-commerce projects that run in the cloud. Friendly colleagues and a nice office space.

    Cons

    No vision. No interest in the development of the employee. Any verbal promises they make about your career/growth are not honored. So if they promise you something make them put that in writing. After 2 years most of the people I've known there have left.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employee not in your pockets.


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