OpenLink Financial Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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OpenLink Financial President & CEO Dr. Mark N. Greene
Dr. Mark N. Greene
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Pros
  • Work life balance was good considering most people who work here already have established family (in 5 reviews)

  • Great client base, with some of the biggest energy companies in US& Europe (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No training and not time to self learn (in 5 reviews)

  • Little to no career development opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Client Services Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market Leader in the commodities area. Strong client base with many opportunities for travel. Lots of opportunities to work with and learn different products and practices.

    Cons

    Technology feels dated. With PE ownership, it feels like there is a push to squeeze maximum returns with little investment in new technology.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus more on investing in the product to upgrade and streamline the technology behind it.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Once upon a time - it was a good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fixable work hours, people are friendly, good insurance coverage.

    Cons

    No career growth, rewards for hard working employees, every one get same low bonus , raise no matter what you do.

    Employees have very low confidents on Senior management. New execs have no clue about strength and weakness about the company. It's a non functional leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    None, just leave.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this company under its current management, they have totally ruined a once great organization while enriching themselves

    Cons

    The CEO, The PE firm, The Hours you have to work, The Salary, The Infighting, The Product which hasn't been updated

    Advice to Management

    You are the worst. You care about no one other than yourselves and you have no business running a company. Leave, PLEASE.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Professional Services Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Uniondale, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is not particularly good but can be considered Competitive, the environment is very multicultural, there are plenty of opportunities to travel

    Cons

    nonexistent work-life balance, no coherent strategy, poor management, lack or long term planning

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on your customer and value your employees


  6. Helpful (6)

    Do not work here and do not hire them as consultants

    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seriously, there are no pros Do not go to work for OpenLink unless you want to live in hell.

    Cons

    No one gets their full bonus, management is nonexistent and clients are treated horribly. Even if you work 60 hour weeks the company will find a way to minimize you and not pay you. Hard work, doing the right thing and being a professional are not valued and never will be. Pay is half of market, travel is intense and there is no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will help management.


  7. Managing Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work in the industry

    Cons

    Hard work which is done in different geographic locations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up focusing on transformation and positioning of the business


  8. Great working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Uniondale, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment
    many teams have cutting edge technologies
    Company invests in people
    Provides opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    I didn't really find any challenge working here. Only setback is that many times you are forced to change direction which made deadlines to be shifted often.

    Advice to Management

    Management here is great. They are doing everything they can to learn and make a difference. Really no advise.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Path from high growth to laughingstock

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Place for new grad or inexperienced person to learn about Energy or Finance. Flexible software system allows creative and intelligent person chance to prove skill. Benefits package is good. Convenient access for locals.

    Cons

    Since new ownership the following changes have been underfoot. Micro managed processes make most people question why they choose an information technology path. Slowing growth has caused reshuffling but no real answers for regaining. Leadership is non existent based on 2 factors - (1) A newly appointed executive team not sure of company strengths or weaknesses OR unclear about the task at hand (2) The old leadership more fearful of retaining their position than actually leading. Career paths have been uprooted (and changed daily) based on the constant shuffling. All the above has led to the textbook toxic environment epitomized by low morale, unclear and ever changing policies and backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to salvage what is left


  10. Helpful (10)

    Fictitious 5 star review made me laugh

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

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment NOT
    many teams have cutting edge technologies NOT
    Company invests in people NOT
    Provides opportunities for personal growth NOT

    Cons

    I didn't really find any challenge working here. Only setback is that many times you are forced to change direction which made deadlines to be shifted often.
    REALLY???

    Advice to Management

    We the management here are great. We are doing everything we can to learn and make a difference. Really no advise.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Despicable disgrace to real people!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniondale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniondale, NY

    I worked at OpenLink Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Convenience if on LI, work from home & come in to office whenever you want. Decent medical benefits now that they finally added maternity benefits.

    Cons

    There are no company values or career paths (even though they were promised years ago). It's like High School and a horrible rumor mill. Management glorifies themselves and crushes employees confidence - it truly is a gift how people can be so self-centered and heartless. They worst place myself and others with long careers have ever worked unless you are willing to sell yourself to the devil and lose your own self-identity. Previous comments about how bad this place is are all true!!! Books about the true horror stories of the place are constantly in discussion with current and former employees. The only respite for the normal people is to still believe in karma! I could go on but this company is not worth another second of my time!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some of the advice from employees that you have been soliciting for years and stop worrying about how big your pockets can possibly get. Try and have a little bit of compassion for sick or deceased employees and try to advance women b/c they deserve it - not just b/c you are trying to save yourself from a lawsuit. At least try to fake that you think your employees are real people and not just cash cows for yourself.



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