OpenSky Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Great Company to Work for

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

    I have been working at OpenSky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance
    - Cater meals
    - Unlimited Snack and Drinks
    - Open Door Policy
    - Management is transparent

    Cons

    - No 401K
    - Benefits could be better
    - Age gap between management and staff is greater than 15 years


  2. Open work environment but lacking structure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky full-time

    Pros

    The flat hierarchy of the company made working there fun and made your role flexible. Allowed me to gain more diversified experience.

    Cons

    The company lacked a bit of structure, making it less motivating to go beyond what is expected. The business model also makes it difficult to innovate upon

    Advice to Management

    Assign more responsibility to employees. It's nice to be in charge of your own job but it could help to have more direction


  3. Waste of time

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

    I have been working at OpenSky (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. Poor Management

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

    I worked at OpenSky

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good People, No Direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Buyer in New York, NY

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Too much turnover.

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

    I worked at OpenSky as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  9. Only care about the bottom line

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Security Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good colleagues

    Cons

    Will not back up their own people


  10. OpenSky has been my first love

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    99% PHP shop, no where to grow

    Advice to Management

    be open


  11. Helpful (2)

    Learned a lot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at OpenSky

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun projects, friendly people, fast paced, challenging

    Cons

    Long hours and bad location



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