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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. 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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Meritous employees but management is poor"

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    Former Employee - Research & Data Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Research & Data Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Friday Lunches, good payment, regular outings and office/team events, monthly birthday celebrations, good learning curve, friendly employees. Many types of reimbursements available.

    Cons

    Their proprietary Signal Hub which has no future and it's experience doesn't count for other industries. Too many portals inside. Unhygienic office environment on Friday. Most of the employees are into vices (drinking, smoking, drugs), stressful job.

    Advice to Management

    Employees latest performance must be kept in mind over the overall track of performance. Try to retain your existing employees better, as you can't always rely on freshers for all projects in the future.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Travel and Expense Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Full Time in Jersey City, NJ
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to interact with other culture, fun and you work on your own time even from home.

    Cons

    Management is not clear as of what Opera Solutions vision is.

    Advice to Management

    Opera Solutions was the best as a consulting financial company. Data mining !not good!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "good for business training early in career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - international exposure
    - very smart diverse colleagues

    Cons

    - it is data analytics, not consulting


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Struggle to find a firm identity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office location on East Coast was nice

    Cons

    Lack of strategic focus and ability to execute.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very talented individuals at the junior level, CEO has a core vision of becoming a great Data Science Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours. Company is comfortable with a work from home policy
    - Great talent at pre-manager levels

    Cons

    - Company is transitioning from consulting services to Data Science
    - History of witholding bonus payments

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on core-areas for improvement
     - Provide enhanced training


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Wasted Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, interesting analytics problems

    Cons

    No concept of work-life balance, career devlopment, etc. company never made the leap from consulting to analytics. BA Business student may be replaceable cogs, but PhD scientists aren't.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Lost in Translation"

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    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Bad Management
    No Direction
    No one speaks English enough to understand
    Not hiring the best people - Interviewers who are not qualified

    Advice to Management

    Hire another company to perform interviews. Hire more US citizens. Work on finding a direction and business objectives


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Poor work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Blue Chip Clients base. Reasonably good science base.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from management.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "A Grand Wasted Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work with some of the smartest, creative, and talented colleagues ever. Opera's diverse set of clients allows analysts and scientists to hone many skills. The previous out-of-control CEO was finally replaced by someone who seems very competent and understands how to think strategically. Opera's pay is above average, but you'll work for it.

    Cons

    There are so many: the perpetually late (and highly opaque) review cycles whose results are often released when the next cycle is supposed to begin; the lack of strategic development of products that led to massive waste in capital and human potential; promised incentives that were never delivered; a sales staff that doesn't understand what is being promised or delivered; a 24/7 expected work environment that burns out employees; most of the best people have already left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make promises to clients or employees that cannot be kept. Need more transparency in performance review and incentive pay.



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