Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Struggle to find a firm identity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office location on East Coast was nice

    Cons

    Lack of strategic focus and ability to execute.


  2. Helpful (8)

    I am one of the handful of people left in the India office....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The company has given me excellent opportunity to do anything I wanted in the name of big data and analytics. Free Friday lunch and flexible work time . Very good peers though not very knowledgeable senior management

    Cons

    the legacy of consulting is very strong because the people who run the company did not make any effort to adapt themselves to the new industry they wanted to venture in. They were more concerned to survive in the challenging environment they themselves put them in - and played dirty politics often at the expense of foot soldiers (read hands on analytics folks). Most of the senior scientists in US (there were none in India) had profiles of "rocket scientists" but in reality they couldnt have ever used a musket in self defence. The domain knowledge in the company is severely lacking and again senior managers like principals never had the courage to hire experts because they would inevitably been challenged. All in all the running of the company is a big question mark. At least I haven't understood what they do with the raised capital?May be that is why the investors never renewed their interest in Opera

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the management is to gracefully bow out :) If the CEO feels he has lost touch with the people who "matter" - ie the bottom 2/3 of the pyramid he should empower his HR functions . My experience of the India office is that the HR folks are completely subservient to the person who runs the India operations. HR should stop lying to people who hey recruit. The appraisal should be transparent and commitments should be honoured. I think the analytics industry has invited many charlatons who have vested interests and they are hurting the industry very much. Very mediocre folks here !!


  3. Little bit unorgnized

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore new technologies. Good Business cases and implementations. Good products across industries.

    Cons

    Company is growing, hence things are bit unorganized. No proper process and policy in place. Too much dependency on individuals. Less of knowledge sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Policy decisions are taken on very high levels that are too far from ground realities. Policies are not addressing the true employee concern.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    A good place to start your analytics career... Great Learning Curve

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Opera Solutions for almost 3 years, straight out of campus as an analyst. In the analytics/machine learning role, I was fortunate to have worked with some great people and great projects. The quality of technical work is rather better than any other analytics firm in India (which is a less known fact). Except sometimes, it might be repetitive or may be manual data work but that is a necessary evil part of any project. Compensation is decent and bonus component is attractive if you are a good performer. To summarize, it is an intense dynamic environment, which gives you a lot of responsibilities even at a young age and thus, the learning curve is steeper than any other business analytics firm.

    Cons

    Work Pressure is high specifically for the analytics folks. Senor Management should give more visibility into the whereabouts of the firm. Resources should be properly utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Try retaining good people by getting a continuous feedback of their future aspirations and giving them suitable roles.


  6. Analitics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Training is good, people is good. have opportunity to travel aboard

    Cons

    business direction is always changing, less bonus, compensation is not competitive with other companies. high attribution for talented people

    Advice to Management

    increase the bonus and compensation.


  7. Great People to Work With

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida (India)

    Pros

    Smart People around Great office environment A really good training program for the analysts Flexible timings

    Cons

    Limited number of good projects in India office Resource utilization

    Advice to Management

    Almost all the people working on any project are from a similar background, and the thought process is quite similar. Bringing diversity by hiring a few smart people from unrelated backgrounds might make the problem solving process more interesting and the generated solutions more disruptive.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and perks. Best of talented colleagues. Lots of opportunity to learn. Excellent step in my career that provides me with a lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Expect a lot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Make the review process simple. Continue to focus on professional development opportunities for employees. Keep focused on financial growth, kudos to management for letting go of CEO who was not bringing in any revenue or clients.


  9. Helpful (17)

    Join only if no other company hires you anywhere else

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research and Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1.) The best reason to join this company is only if you do not have any other opportunities . 2.) Another best thing is if you are looking for free friday food

    Cons

    Can give a whole list of cons which would exceeds 100 times the cons 1.) Worst management ever 2.) The number of people leaving the company is exponential. 3.) Work is not organized. 4.) They would hire bunch of IITians from india and after 4 years they will become managers who would not know how to code. So they have no idea how much effort it would take to complete a task. They keep pushing you till you broke down. 5.) If you join as a junior they will literally give you manual labor tasks. You will not learn a single thing and would end up in this company for a long time doing the excel work. 6.) Teams are located across the globe . so you will end up working 24*7 . Work distribution is the worst. 7.) work life balance is the worst among 3 companies i worked ,

    Advice to Management

    Please try to make sure people are satisfied with what they are doing. No one will be able their mouth if you want to talk face to face. So one-one meeting is not the way to know employees difficulties .


  10. Helpful (10)

    Rise & Fall of Opera : 2010 2-2015 started small with great momentum flourished in 2013 . Then everything is down fall.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Flexibility is the only thing.

    Cons

    Management is the screw up. Owner was less informed about reality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire good CEO's who had brought some lift to souls after so many years . Favourism is something that can lead to bad things as history indicates


  11. Helpful (17)

    Time to wrap up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Management Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Management Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Three CEO in three Years, three business plans in three years. Management is most confused consulting or product development ? Sr. Data scientist or junior developer. They still have free Boos and ping pong table :).

    Cons

    Telent is leaving faster then snow comming down in Boson. nothing left on floor all empty. Please do not read other reviews which are total bogus. No one cares what you doing ? Hiring and firing on month to month bases. Less revenue then fire, new project then hire... Keep it simle is their motto. Pardon me for being point blank.

    Advice to Management

    NONE. Pack up your bags and enjoy summer, Since you are not paying any vacation pay or severence, enjoy all the saved money. Karma will catch up to you soon,



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