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"Was a great company, but is falling down quickly"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Smart and friendly employees, good place to learn.

Cons

Management is a disaster, the top leaders do not care what the scientists are thinking, they use lies to keep employees, no communications from the leadership to bottom employees, rumors are everywhere.

Advice to Management

I think the COO should be the person to be fired first. It was her who leaked the rumor that the company was running out of cash by the end of March 2013. It created panic among employees and people started looking for an exit more actively. Ironically, this lady later was promoted to be the co-COO and started laying off people.

Other Employee Reviews for Opera Solutions

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Killed by greed - watch for phony employee reviews"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None - management team is lost and trying to survive with smoke and mirrors. When the end justifies the means to make a few rich at the expense of employees it is hard to find a 'pro'

    Cons

    All fluff and no substance - has NOTHING to sell but marketing materials
    No knowledge of digital - either technology or data
    Spending money like drunken sailors, with nothing to show for in terms of software or IP
    hired 100's of employees overnight with just one phone screen, gave them very high titles and doubled their salaries just to turn around and fire them (and yes it is true)
    Constantly running out of cash and telling lies to employees regarding salaries and bonus payments that never come
    No longer any competent business minds at opera
    EXTREMELY dishonest with employees and clients alike - absolutely no sense of integrity
    Expensive services for clients and engagements that get renewed less that 5% of the time
    Look at the writing style of the positive (3+ stars)reviews ...it's easy to see that they are fake. Management is working hard to fight the flow of negative reviews

    Advice to Management

    Karma is just around the corner


  2. Helpful (2)

    "watching a slow motion train wreck w an out-of-control CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the space was hot (until recently); superficially the story was interesting for Opera; there was great promise for building a disciplined consulting firm with tagalong recurring revenues

    Cons

    zero consistency in execution. The CEO had a new strategy every day. Sycophants surround him and no one is willing to tell the emperor he isn't wearing any clothes

    Advice to Management

    probably too late to save the place without entirely new leadership; significant job cuts; and a renewed build it up again focus on the consulting w selected recurring revs model.


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