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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Working Environment, Work-Life Balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Flexi timings and work from home are some of the great policies (in 11 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. "Data Scientist"

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    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 !


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Data Scientist"

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Except Free Lunches, I cant think anything here.

    Cons

    Business is slow.
    Job stability is not there. Fired people all around. (Not a good idea for experienced people).
    Pay is as per market but NO BONUS.
    No new projects in the company.
    CEO left after 1 year appointment, Leadership team is scattered views.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a steady goal. do not play with company


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "As bad as it gets!"

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people - few and far between.
    When free friday lunch is the best thing about a company the writing is on the wall.

    Cons

    The most political organization - and it doesn't even have 500 people! Everything is driven by whether or not you are in the good books of some select leaders. Unfortunately getting in their good books is dependent least on merit and most on how you politically handle yourself. Leadership decisions and opinions often made on hearsay not facts. Rampant favoritism. Senior US leadership is extremely untrustworthy and incompetent. Also they are really struggling with their business model and product, have seen no traction in more than a year - zero new projects. Company can wrap up or be sold anytime. Oh and did I say - they pay significantly under market compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "So so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free lunch Fridays. Exposure to different problems

    Cons

    See other reviews. lots of Politics.

    Advice to Management

    read other reviews


  7. Helpful (2)

    "BIg Data Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Interesting problems for demanding customers, particularly in finance. Opportunity to work with neat tools (Hadoop, etc.) on large problem sets. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Bread and butter is in less attractive domains, such as purchasing optimization. Also,this is a consulting not a product company, so be prepared to move to where the billing happens. As an engineer, prepare to be flexible and work on a variety of different projects.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a better technical track for engineers. Too often working Opera can feel like being a billable resource at a staffing company rather than part of a team.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "More Managers than workers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Friday Lunches
    Great office Location ( New jersey Office)
    Happy Hours

    Cons

    There are more managers than people who actually do the work (coding and analysis).
                 At a single time , 2-3 managers will give you ideas to implement and everyone expects the results. If you complain, they will ask you to manage time properly.

    Signal Hub is Very bad. They sell this product to many clients ( who buy it because its cheaper in market) but there are issues every day.

    Work - Life balance is the worst.

    They do not have enough money to give Bonus to everyone.

    Do not get stuck in this company for more than a year or else you will be stuck for ever.

    Advice to Management

    E3 , F3 does not change the working conditions. Let your employees have some life as well.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "A company that doesn't know it's head from its..."

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

    Pros

    Good food and booze.

    Cons

    Not sure of how to manage/promote itself- confusion is obvious throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Less talk - more action


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, great staff, free snacks, in house gym and showers, and free lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    Too many changes in management with little to no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance communication.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Managers and Mentors - Great Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Gotten a chance to work on some of the amazing projects in Airlines and Telecom Sector...
    - Was encouraged by one of the my business leader (my mentor) to work across verticals - in only two years, I got to work across two business verticals - something you rarely get a chance in any of the other firms...
    - It was really nice to speak and work directly with Client teams Opera is really cool with that actually ... [BTW, I have worked with one of the leading consulting firm in the past in New York/ Pune - there was a complete hierarchy that only Client Partners or Relationship Managers could speak to the client]
    - I have seen a huge transition in last 2 years within Opera - WITH company being completely non-transparent TO company being completely transparent now... I see emails from the CEO every Friday talking about in-depth machinery - I feel like the Management has become much more approachable in last one year...

    Cons

    - Mentor program could be made much more powerful.. Opera feels like a complete start-up with lot of changing things - and it is important that every employee is personally overseen and mentored by a senior team member. I think it is not difficult for every Director (AND ABOVE) to personally take care of 10 juniors...
    - HR could be made much more approachable to the ground teams

    Advice to Management

    Focus on People Issues



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