OpenSky Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
8 Reviews
2.5
8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much turnover.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenSky as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay an excellent salary, and have competent people. They seem to want to at least try to be receptive to employee concerns.

    Cons

    They've got extremely high turnover, which causes a lot of problems. And they change direction a lot, which results in a huge amount of wasted effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pick a consistent vision and stick with it, even if it has its ups and downs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenSky for more than a year

    Pros

    Their recruiters are really full of themselves. They are a Staff augmentation company yet the recruiters represent themselves as "Corporate Recruiters"... that the best I can say

    Cons

    Their recruiting team will not call people back or even email them when not a fit. this is a great for branding!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some recruiters who are not Staff Aug. People... it was like interviewing at Robert Half

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenSky

    Pros

    Everyone who works at OpenSky is very hard working. The friendly lower staff helps the day go by faster. Occasional paid lunches are always a bonus.

    Cons

    Management has no clue of what the staff works on. Everyone is secretly looking for other jobs and is too afraid to speak up. The company will go under soon due to the lack of respect from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire those you're friends with who are not fit for their job title and keep those who are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People, No Direction

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at OpenSky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great hard-working people
    - Hands-on approach that could really change the business

    Cons

    Another former co-worker put it best... "Opensky was like a playground & you had to be cool w/the cool kids who always hang out on the cool jungle gyms to fit in"

    Felt like it was all smoke and mirrors, no actually substance to the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, too much behind closed doors. Change the "cool kids" culture, you are cool but not that cool....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenSky

    Pros

    great team , great work ethic, room to grow personally and professionally

    Cons

    too many changes for a startup

  7.  

    Only care about the bottom line

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    Former Employee - Security Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and good colleagues

    Cons

    Will not back up their own people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    OpenSky has been my first love

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky

    Pros

    smart team, best PHP tools and frameworks, interesting product, conferences, great salary

    Cons

    99% PHP shop, no where to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky

    Pros

    Fun projects, friendly people, fast paced, challenging

    Cons

    Long hours and bad location

    Recommends

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