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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance is good and a good environment to work in (in 20 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. "Nice Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Opera has been a great learning experience. There are lots of opportunities to grow, develop, and challenge yourself professionally. Tons of company perks i.e. parties/happy hours, monthly birthday celebrations, book club, etc.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, but Opera has a lot of training opportunities


  2. "Stay away from this company!"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Solutions Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working remotely is the only pro.

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very diverse.

    Cons

    Not a deal breaker at all but would be nice if company bonuses were consistent.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Growth Opportunities are Great"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solutions Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Talented, ambitious colleagues contribute to a great working environment
    - Flat structure means good advancement opportunities and accessible management (can work directly with VPs even at entry level)
    - Great work hours and flexibility compared to most consulting firms
    - Recent initiatives include improved employee engagement programs, a revamped review process to encourage professional development, and even more social events
    - Many opportunities to learn and take on responsibility even at an early stage

    Cons

    - Office located in Jersey City rather than Manhattan (although the commute is convenient)
    - Longer project engagements than most consulting firms (can gain deeper knowledge of an industry, but less exposure to different industries)

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the momentum with improving employee engagement, training, and development programs
    - Continue encouraging mentorship by managers to junior level employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start a career"

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    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


  7. 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.

  8. "good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Lead
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have flexible working hours, so you can manage your time well accordingly. The people here are all talented, and graduated from top universities, you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    project is long, skill set learnt here might not be applicable to other industry and company


  9. 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.


  10. "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.


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