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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Working Environment, Work-Life Balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great work hour, work from home option (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can vary from being awesome to being awful (in 10 reviews)

  • IT/Technology - Being a big data company, there is no understanding or expertise in hadoop/computer architecture (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing colleagues and company culture, interesting work, various opportunities to work on different projects, convenient office location, free Friday lunch, tons of different office events to keep employees engaged

    Cons

    Work gets so busy sometimes that my team had to work through weekends/holidays, could use more middle managers to pick up the extra workload

    Advice to Management

    Managing client's expectations in order to regulate work hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growth Opportunities are Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Flat Structure - leadership is extremely approachable. I am constantly speaking with CXOs on and off project. Very inspiring...
    2. Work directly with Client - exposure is beyond words. I have worked in ZS before - and this is markedly different here
    3. Really great team/ mentors
    4. Constant focus on learning and growth.. Happy with E3 activities that have come up...

    Cons

    1. No support on sales side - constantly dragged into sales support

    Advice to Management

    Continue to add great talent, good clients and keep up with the current momentum.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart, competent people (recruit from best schools/programs in country)
    -Growing company (business opps and tech expanding rapidly)
    -Flat structure, easy to move up
    -Management gives consistent performance feedback
    -Consistently improving management (great mentorship opportunities)
    -Collegiate, social environment
    -Advancement opportunities
    -Office location (less than 20 min from most places in Manhattan)
    -Amazing work/life balance compared to competitors (hours of software company but work of a consulting firm)
    -Free Friday lunch and stocked kitchen
    -Happy hours most Fridays, social events throughout year

    Cons

    -Steep learning curve (responsibilities can grow quickly)
    -Little room to slack off due to small size
    -If you're looking for consistent business travel like other consultancies, there are only a few projects that require travel

    Advice to Management

    -Keep investing in new talent
    -Make sure to prioritize star assets
    -Expand training in Signal Hub for professional services side of business


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Office dominance reduces Team engagement"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very hard and challenging problems with wide domain spread.

    Cons

    The Sandiego office is currently swamped with one Region people. There are zero interactions with the rest of the people which makes it hard to even learn things from others. The so called COOL awards are not cool anymore because of this.

    Please excuse me for being open. I do not intend to hurt any feeling. Diversity is required in a company to work as a whole. If people do not talk in English, it is so NOT COOL and IRRITATING. you do not understand anything they talk, it brings up a huge barrier between cultures.

    Advice to Management

    Get some diversity and open up teams to interact.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Working remotely is the only positive.

    Cons

    No communication, company is putting all it's money and resources into Signal Hub, and nobody even really knows what it is, and what makes it so special.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that will communicate and be honest with staff.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company has no values"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work timings
    Good office location

    Cons

    This is a good example of how a team and company can get ruined with no values or integrity. Values is just a webpage on the website with absolutely no meaning. Worked for 5 years and never had a meaningful review. Politics is very very high even for such a small company. You don't need merit or credentials to be successful just be friends/part of the Boss's club. Since the Boss also got his position doing the same.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze why the company is still a startup for the past 10 years! with exponentially decreasing revenues. I think the company needs the product signalhub more than its client's now.


  7. "Boston based software development"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advanced algorithms, large platform experience, flixible hours, small office

    Cons

    Previous development practices with focus on delivery rather than quality resulted in a code base, which has a incredible number of bugs. Most of the effort goes towards bug fixing, rather than new development. This may change depending on when you join the company or not apply to you depending on your particular role.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company allows employees to work independently. Good work/life balance for some positions. Good co-workers while they last. Turnover is very high due to the unkept promises.

    Cons

    Absolutely no transparency into the health of the company. No leadership to respect. Management is a complete joke. This company can turn the hardest worker into a negative employee.

    Advice to Management

    Become a silent partner and hire someone from the outside that cares about employees to run the company before you go under.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Black hole for real talents"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Analytics in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Analytics in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversified projects, challenging environment. If you are a new grads, you will have chance to face client and lead a project. They had good analytics before, it is fading though.

    Cons

    Lousy management team - changing direction every quarter.
    Other than pay check, you get nothing, no bonus, no 401k, no susbsidized insurance.
    There is no future of the company, you will never know how long the company exists, or when they lay off people.


  10. "Data Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is good, and boss is very nice. Work at here is flexible. Most importantly, they focus on the data science which attracts me a lot.

    Cons

    The location of the company is not very good, far from downtown, which means that I have to drive nearly 30 minutes to find a market. Also it is far away from my home.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is well done in this company so mostly there is not much to be improved. Hope you do better !


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