Optia Partners Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
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  1. Researcher, headhunter

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    Former Contractor - Senior Researcher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Contractor - Senior Researcher in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Optia Partners as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very friendly environment with international people.

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate with your Japanese consultant who understand few English.

  2. Fun, relax environment BUT management lacks integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optia Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Some cool colleagues
    - relax environment

    Cons

    Lacks Integrity – they run business without openness, honesty, respect and fairness
    More focused on revenue and less on employees by not developing their skills. Doesn't help its employees to be happy, self-expressed and fulfilled. Doesn't attract, manage, develop and motivate people to fulfill roles and embody organizations perfectly.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone needs to be a superstar, but everyone is empowered when they feel valued, happy, self-expressed and fulfilled. Once you hire people, induct them, support them, pay them and communicate with them -all through best practice systems and processes. Assess your people, up-skill them, train them and help manage their performance and plan their careers. Use innovative perspectives and practices to create an experience and culture in which your people are fully engaged, optimally empowered and fully expressed. So that they are highly productive and so that they perfectly embody your organization.

  3. Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optia Partners

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, located in the heart of Tokyo

    Cons

    Pay could have been higher

    Advice to Management

    More engagement

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  5. No promotion, no salary increase, no opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Optia Partners part-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Will be good for out of work, no age limit, no experienced okay.

    Cons

    No structured compliments for long hardworking employee, never been appreciated, naive consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give more chance for those who put effort and hardwork. Salary increase for long-term employee and give more advice and training.

  6. Helpful (1)

    It was a place to work for a foreigner who no longer wanted to teach English.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Optia Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -It's better than teaching English.
    -Somewhat flexible hours.
    -After working at Optia, whatever job you choose to do next will feel like a "real" job.
    -If you're one of the "lucky" ones to obtain one of the non-revenue generating positions, you'll have a cushy job and get paid more than the people (consultants) who do generate revenue.

    Cons

    -There isn't any leadership or management.
    -You will never get any support from anyone there.
    -No one notices if you do a good job, but they'll be on your case if you're having a bad run.
    -People seem to be expendable to management.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a structure to your company and go with it, stop being so indecisive, step-up and be REAL managing directors.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Stressfull, political, un-managed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Optia Partners

    Pros

    To make money. Everybody is trying to make as much money as they can by competing against eachother and also trying to get people to join clients by saying whatever they need to.

    Cons

    There is no leadership in the business and no vision. The management give 100% independance to consultants which means they can do anything to each other driven by money. They people making the most money can do what they want, other people just have to put up with it with no protection from management so if you are just starting you are more likely to be lead away from success by your manager than shown how to get some.

    Advice to Management

    Show leadership and direction rather than watching "lord of the Flies"

  8. Optia Partners

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Optia Partners

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible, a lot of independance, well compensated

    Cons

    Career growth limited to individual performer (flat organization)

    Advice to Management

    Some chance for career growth

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