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"An Opportunity To Work With “A” Quality People"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If there was one element about Opera Solutions that places it head and shoulders above the other "Big Data"/service players in the market, it’s the quality of the people I work with. Through all levels of the org, the company consists of a collegial atmosphere with some of the brightest minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

The company's CEO, Arnab, is a visionary in this space and has been the driving force behind the company's shift from its consulting roots to a software company. He has high standards for himself and the people around him. Those who aren't willing to give their all — to work harder and think more deeply — may have a problem with this. Personally, I like it.

Though a lot of reviews suggest the c-suite is disconnected from the trenches, I beg to differ as the hierarchy is relatively flat and management is helping drive initiatives daily.

Salaries remain competitive and if you do contribute top-notch work, you will be rewarded sooner rather than later. As one poster said “you get what you put in,” which means if you roll up your sleeves, prepare to work hard, and produce, your efforts will be recognized by senior leadership.

If you’re hungry there’s plenty of room to grow, by climbing “the ladder” and also by gaining experience at one of the top companies in the “Big Data” space.

Cons

Communication throughout the organization needs attention as “town hall” style Q&A meetings are rarely held and transparency is lacking.

Other Employee Reviews for Opera Solutions

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Swan song?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Although some of Opera’s best people have recently left or been pushed out, the company still has some very bright minds knowledgeable not only in Analytics but also in several client industries.

    Cons

    The CEO and main shareholder is after a quick cash-out and is pushing changes that are harmful to the mid- and long-term future of the company.

    Morale is extremely low and most decent people currently interview with other companies, several key scientists and the heads of the London and Paris offices have left already and the quality of client work starts decreasing.
    HR policies and direction are inexistent and bonuses have been pathetic (or nil) for the last couple of years…

    Opera was built with a great business model, combining the insights of advanced analytics with the deep understanding that ex-management consultants can bring to specific industries. For years, it had a clear advantage over other big data market players.
    Now, it endeavors to copy the business model of software houses but without having neither the DNA nor the relevant resources for it… add to that the departure of so many good people and the constant changes in the leadership group… disaster is looming.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and stop trying to copy other companies


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Never met a management team that cared less about or communicated less with its people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1) There are some smart people with decent personalities working for this company (though the # of such people there are rapidly diminishing as you read this)
    2) They provide lunches on Fridays
    4) The jersey office has a nice view of manhattan

    Cons

    1) This is a consulting firm trying to become a big data solutions company - it is trying to develop products without hiring people who know how to manage the products. They plug consultants or programmers who do not have product managing experience to cobble together products. The result: they spend way too long building products that are not outstanding or groundbreaking in anyway, in many cases, they keep investing in failed attempts for far too long.

    2) There are not many people who truly want to mentor the younger people in the firm. A lot of the "mentors" are mentors more because it is a requirement of the job given their level of seniority.

    3) Environment is political, obvious practice of nepotism

    4) Management or those who communicate to the rest of the company on behalf of the management (i'm not clear who's in the "management" anymore these days) also make promises to employees that they cannot keep

    5) The company does not have enough cash to give out any year end bonuses or promote anyone in 2012

    6) The best people in the firm are leaving. Top execs that have been with the firm right from the beginning are also jumping ship -which is an indicator of how bright the growth potential of the firm is these days as these should be the very people who believe most in the company. They have been building the company for years, given stock options, and should be waiting to reap the benefits of seeds they sowed for the firm... but they have decided to give whatever "rewards" this firm can offer to them up

    7) I dont think the company has any values that are inspiring. It has a somewhat decent culture only because the little people that they hire at the bottom happen to be decent people who have a fairly good head on their shoulders and are willing to contribute to the community spirit of the company

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