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Helpful (5)

"Unorganized and Snobby Management"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Opower full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Culture, young crowd, company just went public and is growing immensely,
Cool office space with great kitchen (watch video online)

Cons

Unorganized HR department, leaves employees without answers to offers, very pretentious (not in a good way), many employees are very snooty

Advice to Management

Don't be so snobby and unorganized

Opower Response

Mar 17, 2014 – Employer Brand Manager

I'm sorry to hear about your experience at Opower. Please feel welcome to talk to any HR representative about your concerns. Thanks for the review and feedback - and sharing your perspective.

Other Employee Reviews for Opower

  1. Helpful (5)

    "SF office is meh, software is a joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are truly mission driven and care about saving the environment. Salaries in SF are competitive and the location is very convenient.

    It's pretty easy to get away with slacking. The company doesn't know how to write software well so everything takes forever. So good place to kick back and watch people argue while doing nothing.

    Cons

    What is considered the best place to work in DC does not hold up to SF norms for software. It's ok except the company is really big on telling the employees how great they have it when actually it's a pretty lame operation.

    Recruiting site promises stuff like free weekly massages or bring your dog to work, but both of those aren't true for half the company.

    The office is not comfortable, not enough meeting rooms, and people aren't encouraged to make the place their own.

    Not a SAAS company, just wishes it were. Mostly, custom stuff running for big utility companies being hand managed by an army of support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling people what you want them to think about how great the company is. It's ok to be what we are, just stop pretending, you lose credibility with your employees.

    Opower Response

    Feb 7, 2014 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review and the feedback. We appreciate being given an opportunity to address any concerns, offer a different perspective, or make adjustments to shape Opower as a best place to work ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Smart, engaging, quality employees - Bring your A game or go home!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, awesome product - feels amazing to be in tech AND doing great things for the environment, too! Pre-IPO!

    Cons

    Meals provided are only every Friday, which is pretty inconvenient having to deal the riffraff, long lunch lines & smell of Market Street on a mostly daily basis. It would be more cost effective and a great perk to add daily meals into the mix so we can collaborate more and get back to work with a full belly w/o the hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring A game players - it shows!

    Opower Response

    Feb 7, 2014 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for the review and meal suggestion. Note taken! Also happy to hear how passionate you are about Opower!


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