Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Dodgy practices by HR and Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    None. The COOs do deals that make no sense and only prop up their own egos.

    Cons

    Are known for not paying people for untaken vacation time when laid off or fired - whick is illegal. The COOs are famous for running people into the ground and then firing them. The current theory is they have compromising photos of the board otherwise they'd be fired. No one knows why they're still allowed to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your doors.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Weird and bazaar place. Like working in a David Lynch movie.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    Not sure. I like to find the good in everything but it would be a stretch here.

    Cons

    Management lacks emotional intelligence. Attrition is so high you meet someone one week, they are gone the next. No one seems to know who does what. Internal process is cumbersome and absurd. People walk around with scowls on their face. I would be very afraid to come here unless you are desperate for work and have no other options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe the new CEO will change things but it wont happen soon. I would look very closely at management.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Good place to start analytics career

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    Former Employee - Junior Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Junior Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, lots of career growth opportunities. Colleagues are smart and fun. Exposure to number of of top financial service companies

    Cons

    No work life balance, lots of travelling. Have to do conference calls in the night with colleagues from China or India. Struggling with transition from providing consulting service to selling products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Beware of posts from ex-employees let go from Opera (posing as current employees) and throwing darts from their new home

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Doing big things in a white hot space.

    Highly entrepreneurial culture and fluid work environment - you will grow faster at Opera than almost anywhere.

    Cons

    Lack of clearly structured environment and defined processes is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course - we'll get there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Beware of posts from Management employees of Opera

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    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Where to start !!!!! Except flex hours I see no positive in this company

    Cons

    You can write best seller on it
    There is hardly one happy client with successful implementation. Just like any other consulting firm good at talking.
    Lately with very low moral among employee, started paying bonus .. How about $100 !!! .. it is absolute ridiculous Most of the doers are juniors and are left to figure out solution on "Google". Join only if you are desperate for job
    Last two years absolutely downhill with no brakes and waiting for crash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of free Drinks and Food, focus on delivery quality and invest in your current work force to bring them up to speed. Also share the truth and do not sell bogus dreams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Wasted Talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, interesting analytics problems

    Cons

    No concept of work-life balance, career devlopment, etc. company never made the leap from consulting to analytics. BA Business student may be replaceable cogs, but PhD scientists aren't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful

    Don't waste your talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, very global so you get to interact across every time zone possible often in the same day, new CEO who is just begging for someone to lead so great opportunity to look smart even if you have no clue, high turnover allows for ample opportunity for those with no experience to try out senior roles and pad their resumes for the next gig.

    Cons

    Everybody who is smart is leaving so fast that you may not have enough time to update your linked in profile before the next job search. Benefits change every year so you can't possibly figure out if your getting screwed unless you compare them to normal companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the games you are playing with people's lives you haven't done a thing for employees over the past two years and you seem more intent on screwing people over than actually building a business please stop and for once treat employees with respect perhaps you could take some sensitivity training since you are basically rehashing the same failing strategy year over year so you must have some free time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Lost in Translation

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    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Bad Management
    No Direction
    No one speaks English enough to understand
    Not hiring the best people - Interviewers who are not qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire another company to perform interviews. Hire more US citizens. Work on finding a direction and business objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Doing what it takes to succeed

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    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Developing and validating a entirely new technology platform being adopted by some of the largest corporations in the world. A true game changer. Increasingly proven.
    2. Passionate leadership who believe in what they do and responding and adapting to challenges.
    3. Moving to giving our young associates a chance to take leadership much faster than we could get elsewhere
    4. New CEO has put in a structure with much greater accountability and focus which will payoff.
    5. Truly global company with significant opportunities to see the world.
    6. Business problems at the cutting edge. Unique.

    Cons

    1.truly traumatic transition from a service company to a technology led company. Resulted in dislocation and loss of identity and affiliation for many of us.
    2. Processes such as incentives and staffing in disarray which made life unpleasant and difficult. Being fixed and getting better.
    3. High attrition particularly in the service group as the new direction did not fit. A double edged sword as costs declined and gave us more junior people more opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many vitriolic complaints from current and ex employees. Nobody is forcing you to stay. Many of us like the challenges and the direction. Building something new is always difficult. If you don't like it just quit. You will be doing all of us a favor. I don't believe any company can give you as intense, compressed and high quality experience as this company can.
    Keep focused and stay the course. The best revenge is success. Many big deals being closed. The momentum seems to be gaining force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Opera is trying to stay afloat but way too many holes - not looking good

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some interesting projects, nice views from the office, currently there is probably a good opportunity for advancement given the mass exodus (very, very, very high attrition recently)

    Cons

    There aren't very many good people left, the vast majority of the employee base (~90%) has been at Opera for < 2 years, no culture, shady moves by mgmt, inability to staff projects sufficiently given the high attrition = very high risk of not being able to deliver current engagements and recently sold engagements (clients beware), very bad benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job - everyone else is looking, so should you (you probably already are)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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