Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Wasted Talent

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Don't waste your talent

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Lost in Translation

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Doing what it takes to succeed

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (6)

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (4)

    Hopeless Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office view of Hudson river. No one cares what you are doing (Pro for slackers). Otherwise see no pros and hope. Management talks all positive that's it.

    Cons

    Management confused as ever product company or consulting company. Make you work hard and when time comes of payout rules are changed so as delay the incentive and then pay few hundreds. Management is clueless, frequent Town Hall's and talks. Busy flying around the world and cares least about employees. Big Data is all BS. None of their products are delivered on time and as promised (Quality is out of question) Please check with the customers, they are all very dis-satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, It is damaged beyond repair. Every year new philosophy with new management and rules.


  8. Pathetic place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for floater's and below average performer.

    Cons

    Not sure where should I start. Horrible management, No sense of pride in their delivery its all about $$$$. No project planning, Quality of work, any data security. Bonus is namesake, be ready to get $100 if you are developer upper management sucks out all the cream and actual delivery team gets peanuts. I can go on for few more pages. There is nothing "BIG" about this so called "BIG DATA" company.

    Advice to Management

    Old or New its the same thoughts but glorified. I am giving LONE star for showing up for work (oops sorry .. no manager is every accessible to employee)


  9. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Growth and huge learning

    Cons

    Need some training session for employees


  10. Helpful (5)

    Poor work environment

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

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Blue Chip Clients base. Reasonably good science base.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from management.


  11. Helpful (5)

    A day late, $114M short...

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bright folks before layoffs and mass exodus Friday lunch / office snacks

    Cons

    Bleak outlook for most verticals No visibility into reviews, promotions, or bonus structure Claims to be a products company when there is very little sw development expertise Every year becomes the "worst year" for the firm Change of direction every quarter is not yielding required results

    Advice to Management

    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's not a products company Former CEO involvement may hinder progress



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