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A very generous company, with really great and talented people.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

I worked at Opus

Pros

People worked well together and you always felt part of a team. A family at work. Management really cared about their employees. They were very well taken care of.

Cons

The real estate development industry can be a roller coaster ride. Opus had to downsize quite a bit due to the economy and a few major internal issues. They had to dissolve a few entities and close several offices-then regroup. It will be difficult to find employment with them unless you live in MN.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When the RE development takes a healthly turn, hire conservatively and wisely and prepare for the time it changes again. Opus is a good company and employees want to retire with them.

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  1. Sink or Swim

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Opus

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. Not a lot of micromanagement but needs to have some day to day management involvement.

    Cons

    ZERO training. Expected to know everything and complete you job tasks the way your upper manager wanted, yet had very little day to day assistance or instructions. Garbage in garbage out.

    Expect to work from home most nights.

    Self-performed work needs to be heavily addressed. No wonder most managers want to sub everything out, field crews are left to their own and the work takes as long as it takes and costs and much as it costs. No control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more in teams and monitor the work of your subordinates, work and show them how you would like it done instead of being disappointed when it gets done another way. Create some actual training by doing activities with individuals, not lecturing to the group.

    Heavy overhaul on self-performed work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Too much internal company politics within lower levels of company employees .

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    Current Intern - Project Intern
    Current Intern - Project Intern

    I have been working at Opus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Couple of employees standout and give an amazing internship experience.
    Office location

    Cons

    Company politics
    poor salaries
    no scope for career advancement
    Office culture is horrible
    IT is very poor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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