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Arlington, VA
Unknown
Oracle
2007
Company - Public (OPWR)
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors

C3.ai, Aclara Group

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 ... Read more

Mission: To help utilities build a clean energy future.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#25)

Opower Reviews

  • "A great company with a great mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Photos

Opower photo of: Obi surprised us all and got REALLY involved in our People Team meeting
Opower photo of: Opower vOlunteers at Glide
Opower photo of: The new swag store is here!
Opower photo of: Pride office party. prOud to be an Omoe
Opower photo of: The view from our new Singapore office. Not bad, Opower Asia!
Opower photo of: Pluggies and Oployees in our new space in Tokyo
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Opower Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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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Company Updates

  • A big thank you and congratulations to all our Oployees....lots of pluggie love being sent your way. We're a Glassdoor Best Place to Work 2015!

    We always knew Opower was the best place to work. With Glassdoor, the rest of the world does, too.

    This morning, Opower was recognized as one of America's Best Places to Work. And we couldn't be prouder to share the great news. The award came from Glassdoor, which ranked more than 300,000 companies solely by what their employees have to say about them.

  • For the techie, the chef, the pet lover...

    The Opower 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: it's time to unwrap energy savings

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Searching for the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest can be stressful - so this winter, let us lend a hand with the Opower holiday gift guide.

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Opower Awards & Accolades

  • Industry Award ‘Company of the Year’, EURELECTRIC, 2014
  • Top Workplaces 2014, The Washington Post, 2014
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