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  • www.opower.com
  • Arlington, VA
  • Unknown
  • 2007
  • Company - Public (OPWR)
  • Computer Hardware Development
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

CompetitorsC3 AI, Aclara Group
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Opower is an enterprise software company that helps utilities elevate the customer experience. Energy providers use Opower's customer engagement platform to deliver proactive, digital communications that raise customer satisfaction, manage energy demand, and lower service costs. ...
Mission: To help utilities build a clean energy future.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015(#25)

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Opower Reviews

3.7
66%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
Daniel Yates
Daniel Yates
126 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"A great company with a great mission"

Aug 30, 2018 - Implementation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Everyone was friendly to work with. Surprisingly well run as a company.

Cons

Not sure how their culture has changed after being acquired by Oracle. Betting it was for the worse.
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Opower Interviews

Experience
Positive56%
Negative30%
Neutral14%
Getting an Interview
Applied online59%
Employee Referral20%
Recruiter13%
Difficulty
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  1. Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Opower (Arlington, VA) in May 2018

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call from a recruiter within couple of days. Recruiter explained in detail what the role is about, we talked about my experience a bit and moved forward.

    Within a week got a call from a hiring manager/engineering manager for a screen sharing coding interview. Some Javascript coding tricks (hoisting, scopes) and re-implemented one of the lodash functions. The interviewer was very knowledgable and greatly navigated thru the interview. Hands down probably the best interviewer I've ever had.

    A week later another screen sharing coding interview with another senior member. Similar concept: couple of general questions and reimplement one of the lodash functionalities. Again, very positive experience.

    A week or two later, I had an onsite with three different interviewers 1:1. Two coding interviews, one general design and testing related. Again, awesome and smart people, one of the best interview experiences I've ever had. Questions aren't extremely hard ones, but a bit challenging (Javascript Promises, some algorithms, designing an app).

    I got an offer. Had I not been convinced by my current employer about new opportunities within my current company, I would have gladly joined the team.
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    Javascript hoisting, re-implementing lodash function

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Company Updates

February 10, 2015
Opower's VP of Product Management, Wayne Lin, talks about how we drive behavioral change in energy savings with gamification.
Shared image - Wayne Lin - Power Plants vs. Saving Energy: Changing behavior in a low engagement environment
Wayne Lin - Power Plants vs. Saving Energy: Changing behavior in a low engagement environment
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February 10, 2015
Who wouldn't want to be hired by these two Opower engineer recruiters? We're at DeveloperWeek in SF & loving it.
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Opower Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice Awards: Top 50 Small & Medium CompaniesGlassdoor2015
  • Employees’ Choice Awards: Best Places to WorkGlassdoor2015

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How are career development opportunities at Opower?

...This is no longer a startup that cares about the environment or your career development....

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