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Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, get to travel occasionally

    Cons

    not many opportunities for upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    empower employees and quite micro managing


  2. "Just keep it moving..."

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

    I worked at Opal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Casual, non-stuffy work environment, some nice co-workers

    Cons

    Poor pay, high turnover (ask why!), some managers have poor people skills and can come off as rude & condescending.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional - managers should work on communication skills. Stop gossiping about everyone once they leave your office. Have better pay so you won't have revolving door. Work on improving company culture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro at this company is that you have maybe one or two decent people working there, but even they hate the work.

    Cons

    Where do I start:
    -Low pay, with no bonuses, or raises.
    - You're micromanaged by a few people who place themselves in charge of the rest of the business development staff.
    -Greedy, upper management who will not even speak to you.
    -The office is filthy, bed bugs, dirty tables, floors etc.
    -You work with a bunch of teenagers because you can pay them practically nothing, and they'll stay for the experience.
    -Toxic environment where employees curse and scream at each other.

    Advice to Management

    -Learn to retain your employees with better incentives than ...maybe you'll get a bonus from your clients...but maybe they'll just flake and you won't get anything.

    -Treat your employees well instead of cutting corners, abusing your minions and saving pennies on everyone.

    -The only incentive is travel, but he'll find a way to cut corners on that too.


  4. "Business Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team Environment. Everyone is supportive of you.

    Cons

    The tasks can be tedious sometimes


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Suffocating Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers are all in the same struggle with you, so you end up having great relationships.

    Cons

    You will be forced to work until you are literally spread thin, with least amount of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    have more respect for the people that work hard for you.


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is my first job right out of college. My experience here so far has been great. I'm learning a lot from the people I work with. The job is steady, but what is required is very clear, so it's difficult to make any mistakes. Overall it's been a good experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    I haven't seen anything that I would consider a con.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opal Financial Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, some travel, they hire young people that are generally good people and hard workers, you meet extremely interesting people-- at lot of the clients are great context for your rolodex. Play your cards right and you'll land a job with them.

    Cons

    The CEO and his executives are hostile and two faced. They don't manage but love to micromanage, they yell loudly and you can hear it throughout the office. It's toxic.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and a few other people bring this place down. There are so many conference and event companies that do similar things and do them better. The CEO seems to think that doing the same things, the same way, will illicit the same results year after year. There is nothing innovative about this place.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Business Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A Jump start. That's all.

    Cons

    No room for advancement.
    Little pay. Greed in upper management
    That's why the budget is so low. Don't waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Honest Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opal Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a new grad, this will be a good opportunity for you to get your feet wet. If you want a start in sales or finance sales this will be great for you. You never work past 6 PM. HR is pretty good. They are trying to improve.

    Cons

    Salary is not livable everyone lives with their parents, it's not a team environment- managers can be cruel and unprofessional, no training, benefits are not that great for how much they cost, the products you will be selling via telemarketing are not worth what they cost- many unsatisfied clients, tech is from the 90's and the office is unsanitary. Most of the good reviews are FAKE.

    Advice to Management

    Train staff, get new software, clean up the office.


  10. "Great foundation for recent graduates!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Opal Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is filled with lots of younger aged, hard working individuals who bring a fun, family oriented vibe to the office. If you're looking for a suit and tie atmosphere this is definitely not your place, as Opal Group is a casual place to work. We don't see clients inside the office (unless scheduled) so it is an enjoyable, comfortable atmosphere. It's a great place to learn and build a foundation for your resume and enjoy doing so. Managers and CEO are super involved and have an open door policy so whenever you want to stop by and speak to them, they make time for you.

    Cons

    It's a small Company, so the budget is pretty strict. Sales jobs are pretty nitty gritty and quantity focused (rather than quality as it should be).

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to be a little more open to new ideas on how to make the Company better!


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