Opus Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very generous company, with really great and talented people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Opus

    Pros

    People worked well together and you always felt part of a team. A family at work. Management really cared about their employees. They were very well taken care of.

    Cons

    The real estate development industry can be a roller coaster ride. Opus had to downsize quite a bit due to the economy and a few major internal issues. They had to dissolve a few entities and close several offices-then regroup. It will be difficult to find employment with them unless you live in MN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the RE development takes a healthly turn, hire conservatively and wisely and prepare for the time it changes again. Opus is a good company and employees want to retire with them.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Terrible organization, would never recommend to anyone

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager

    I worked at Opus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the people were friendly.

    Cons

    Everything. Poor pay, no training (train your replacement non-existent), people promoted for completely arbitrary reasons, NO work-life balance, brain-washed employees. Turn-over is very high for obvious reasons in this office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work is NOT LIFE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Local people. Poor upper Management direction

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Opus full-time

    Pros

    Great business model
    Good local personnel

    Cons

    Lack of direction and support from upper management
    No consistent application of model across the country

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Opus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I took this job to avoid relocation. So I guess I got to work in a city I chose. Other than that....read cons

    Cons

    low pay, poor upper management - obviously, they are bankrupt in many of their regions. poor safety, construction division is used as a means to an end for a real estate deal. How does that model work during a real estate bubble? see for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take pride in construction group's capabilities. Real estate transactions should only be one of your focus'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for when teh economy is going well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Opus

    Pros

    A strong commitment to quality and long term relationships.

    Cons

    The downturn in economy really hurt the construction industry. They'll be stronger tomorrow!

    Recommends
  7.  

    Opus Corporation

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    Former Employee - Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Architect in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Opus

    Pros

    Good work / life balance. Very family friendly.

    Cons

    They are going bankrupt! If they survive this I will be surprised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume that what has worked for you in the past will continue to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to make a difference but company is really suffering now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at Opus

    Pros

    I have been able to make an impact in my role. People are friendly and caring and good work is valued and recognized.

    Cons

    Sometime groups move forward before fully understanding the process needed. Tends to be a lot of secrecy around things adn the whole picture isn't always evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please turn the company around!

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for in good economic cycles.

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

    I worked at Opus

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to take on increasing levels of opportunity. Good people overall. Managers are very willing to work around personal issues.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of responsibility. They understaff their projects. Absolutely no senior leadership when times get bad!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company preaches ethics and integrity, but when times are difficult it all goes out the window. Senior management should drink their own Kool Aid.

    Disapproves of CEO

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