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Opal Financial Group Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Great foundation for recent graduates!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Business Development Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Honest Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard you can quickly climb up the ladder. Sales team travels a lot and has flexibility. Some great people work here and you can learn about the financial industry on a fast track. Overall its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Needs to improve internal communication & structure.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "2 out of 10"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1. nice co-workers who aren't at the management level
    2. relaxed dress code

    Cons

    3. awful salary
    4. management does NOT care about employees
    5. 17 years in business and company still won't change
    6. office is unsanitary and uninspiring
    7. CEO is bad face for company
    8. office politics are toxic
    9. no protocol for hiring/promotion/firing process
    10. a few "lifers" are a detriment to the company and that won't change

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees. Treat everyone equally. Create unity rather than an environment of fear. Personal and professional differences should remain separate.

    My advice to anyone thinking of accepting a job offer from Opal is understand that you are dispensable and the experience you have will not be positive. Make friends with the co-workers because they're all amazing people. No one deserves to be victimized by management but sadly that's just how Opal likes to play it.


  8. "I enjoyed it, needs a little work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opal Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    - You will be able to travel if you are on the sales team
    - Relaxed office environment
    - No strict dress code
    - You can move up the ladder quickly
    - In the summer the office closes early on Friday
    - Great people

    Cons

    - The managers really dont know how to manage and it negatively effects the business
    - Call numbers are the only thing upper management cares about

    Advice to Management

    Offer a more competitive salary, try to communicate more.
    Offer more perks to working here


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really are no pros

    Cons

    everything - office it infested with rodents, clients are stolen everyday, and the 'teamwork' is a joke, if you are out sick they steal your clients. Any good reviews are clearly written by HR as I have asked the current employees - it is easy to find out because everyone is so miserable here- don't walk away- RUN FROM THIS COMPANY

    Advice to Management

    close down the busienss


  10. "A company with great potential for anyone willing to make sales."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with a great team. They are very helpful and friendly. We all get along very well and spend time together off business hours. I've made a lot of great friends. I hear rumors about some people being sharks on the sales floor, but haven't encountered any issues yet.

    Cons

    I sit right next to the heater and it gets extremely hot. Have to open a window to help balance the temperature. On colder days it's a little difficult to find happy medium.

    Advice to Management

    I think having a longer training period would have prepared me better. I struggled in the beginning and it took me a while to get into the swing of things. I should mention I did not have sales experience when I started. Although it took me time to learn the ropes, now I can hold my own.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "My Experience Was Positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the steady workflow, made the days fly. 1 hour lunch break. Nice open work space and plenty of light with huge windows. Lax dress code, but liked the comfort.

    Cons

    Building elevators often out of service causing congestion in the mornings, lunch time and end of day. While on the phone and windows are open street noise can become an issue.

    Advice to Management

    using dividers between the team members may help with the background noise. Friday pizza parties or morning bagels and coffee would be nice.


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