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3.2
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71%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
George Kirby
2 Ratings
  1. "Unique company with employee friendly culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Power Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been at OPT for a relatively short amount of time but it has been a great experience so far. What first attracted me here was how unique the technology is and being in an industry that is so new but has a lot of potential. Some additional things that stand out is how the company is making strides in being employee friendly. Managers are here to support you but do not micromanage your everyday tasks. Everyone who...

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    Cons

    A smaller company may not be for everyone. Because of the size, you may be asked to work on something that does not directly fit in your job description.

    Advice to Management

    As a small company, the management team at OPT is very transparent, I would want managers to keep that transparency even as the number of employees grow.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be Careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Power Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Renewable energy, fantastic engineers with fantastic ideas (not the managers).

    Cons

    OPT is trying to become a commercially viable company, before, they were a R&D company and it seems like management still thinks this way. I am pretty sure the CEO believes they are the next big thing after Tesla, however, he is not in control and he shows up approximately three times a month in the office (maybe 4?). People reporting to him do not have the necessary character to manage a "start-up" company and do...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Power Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great technology, building markets, great leadership

    Cons

    Limited resources but changing over time

  4. Helpful (3)

    "OPT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ocean Power Technologies full-time

    Pros

    New technology, Renewable and environmentally friendly

    Cons

    Shortage of resources and unreasonable expectations

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