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"Good people...(data science) bubble-economy decisions."

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Former Employee - Staff Scientist
Former Employee - Staff Scientist

I worked at Opera Solutions (More than a year)

Pros

Smart scientists, fun atmosphere, great managers, good place to learn a semi-rigorous approach to data science. Of course I complained about management while there, but since leaving I see that they were comparatively pretty good.

Cons

Fake products such as vektor (that were targeted to impress investors rather than actually do anything) were demoralizing. Lack of profits or great projects led me to seek work elsewhere. The research group was completely disconnected from other groups, which sucked because everyone wanted a little research and a little product development. The focus on PhDs rather than engineers slowed down product development.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "We just hit an iceberg - quick, let's rearrange the deck chairs!"

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bright and diligent Business Analysts, Data Science pros, and interesting client projects to service. Very effective marketing team.

    Cons

    - Senior management infighting
    - Lurching from funding round to funding round in choppy waters makes the oarsmen seasick

    Advice to Management

    Senior management infighting over limited resources leads to failure. Would suggest that investors clean house, but since most of the best talent has already left the company, likely too little too late.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, bad place to stay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The big data industry has the potential to be huge.

    Cons

    The management at the top is horrible.

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