Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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15 Ratings
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  • "Under-utilization of resources from India office on analytics projects(in 18 reviews)

  • "senior management at India level is very cheap with no professionalism(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Relaxed consulting firm; get out what you put in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You can take on a lot of responsibility very early - Opportunities to develop both technical and client-facing skill sets - Relaxed culture. Business casual, work from home/remote on almost all projects - Good selection of drinks/snacks, coffee machines, pool/ping-pong in office - In-office gym (it's small but never crowded) and showers - Regular happy hours - Transparent and accessible leadership

    Cons

    - Missing documentation on many processes, both internal and external. Things done on the fly - not as big of a con if you pay good attention from the start - No 401k match - Haven't paid bonuses in several years

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    Opera Solutions2018-08-17
  2. "Mixed Bag - Good People Poor Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very high caliber professional services team Interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Poor senior management team Has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in repositioning company into a solutions SaaS company rather than its legacy consulting business - largely unsuccessfully. Now has too much focus upon scalability and replicability In projects rather than adopting a bespoke business problem and solutioning approach - all problems are addressed as analytical challenges addressed through the Signal Hub platform, when this should actually share and inform strategy rather than being the solution itself.

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    Opera Solutions2019-12-10
  3. "Average Company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Analyst 

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Food and Friendly HR

    Cons

    No personal and professional growth.

    Opera Solutions2019-06-23
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Needs new leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun and challenging work

    Cons

    Don't know where to begin. Don't bully employees, don't spy on employees, match 401k, keep your word, stop firing or running off everyone. In short, get good at running a company.

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    Opera Solutions2019-06-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not the most stable environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    many opportunities for younger work professionals

    Cons

    team members are guided with different directions. Ambiguities, chaos in project ownership, and responsibilities.

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    Opera Solutions2019-06-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Layoff is common practice here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you like to take way too much risk in your life, this is the place. Layoffs happen every now and then. If you survive the day, you will feel like you have achieved something in the day. You would like to challenge yourself every other day to be with the company and survive. you built these competencies!

    Cons

    Layoffs happen every now and then

    Opera Solutions2019-06-28
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away !!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many when I started, none when I left

    Cons

    Circa 2014, the ownership and top management in their infinite wisdom tried to force fit a Technology Product model into what was a fledgling Analytics Services company with remnants of a (rather successful) management consulting business. That's when the trouble started. There were arbitrary changes and inane business decisions that failed to recognize the core strengths and went all out trying to sell an unmarketable and non-viable product which no one wanted. There was no regard for employees and hiring and firing decisions started to be made based on personal preferences of those on the top. Then the inevitable happened when the company failed to live up to investors' expectations and was taken over by the creditors. The new brass is trying hard to paint a rosy picture despite a huge (and expected) wave of lay offs, but to the wise it is crystal clear that the company has no future. Period.

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    Opera Solutions2019-06-19
  8. Helpful (5)

    "End of a once used to be an awesome place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Back in the day it was one of the best places to work. Had a group of Talented and creative people.

    Cons

    People who were the heart and soul of the company no longer works here, the new management is racist, have no idea what they are doing, this place is a joke now.

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    Opera Solutions2019-06-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Firm is transfering to AI/Product"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Analytics 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work-life balance; things to learn for junior level

    Cons

    unstable enviroment; high turn-over rate; low salary;

    Opera Solutions2019-04-30
  10. Helpful (8)

    "No Future for the company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not a single pros here.

    Cons

    The CEO got fired and so are more than 100+ employees. The company is in losses. Management is looking forward to cut losses and sell the company to any one who comes along. The clients are fools. They are just paying for the sake of paying.

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    Opera Solutions2019-03-07
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