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Optaros a great place to work

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Current Employee - Developer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Developer in Austin, TX

I have been working at Optaros

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

The people you work with are great, everyone is really smart and willing to share their knowledge. The company focuses on implementing solutions using open source technologies which is something a big fan of. Senior management is always available if you have questions or suggestions. I really like the flat organizational structure. Also working with all the latest technologies is a big plus for me.

Cons

The benefits are alright but they could be better. It's a consulting company so there are times when there could be a ton of travel. This could be a positive or a negative for a lot of people. I like the travel, but if you have a family, pets etc. it could be a bad fit.

Advice to Management

Try to maintain the small company culture as size of it continues to grow.

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

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

    I worked at Optaros

    Recommends
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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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