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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated July 15, 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 (2)

    "Need to be an entrepeneur here because no one will do it for you at Opera"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good training ground...
    People are very smart which develops you through best practice...
    If you want the opportunity and seize it, you get it...
    Room to shine...
    Honest feedback provided.

    Cons

    Some partners are ridiculous in terms of expectations but you have to push back.
    Overall compensation "philosophy" means low base has to be made up by high bonus to make you on par with the rest of hte consulting market. Implies constant hustling.
    Staffing is a free market so if you are not 'high value' you sink.

    Advice to Management

    Need to coach more
    Need to communicate more. We are moving more towards that direction but have a long way to go.


  2. "Great place to work with lots of talents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of talents. You get lot of chances to communicates with other analytics scientist and leverage their tools

    Cons

    May feel stressful when deadline comes. it is always painful to play ping pong with the clients on the data requests

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the collaboration between different locations more efficient.

  3. "Excellent opportunity to have impact with your knowledge and experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge predictive analytics technology leveraging machine learning science. Extremely bright workforce that have great enthusiasm for what they do.

    Cons

    Lots of change coming in the new year that will require new areas of practice to be defined and developed.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your focus on what is most important and communicate that to the staff at every opportunity. Continue to value and recognize your employees.


  4. "Good Learning"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - Intelligent people to learn from and work with
    - High growth company leading to fast track careers
    - Impactful projects
    - Strong work ethics with lots of output

    Cons

    - Too much travel to sustain any relationship or marriage
    - Long work days and you dont have weekends off if you are on a tough project
    - You cant take holidays

    Advice to Management

    - Balance out with employee friendliness


  5. "You get what you put in."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Variety of projects
    Relatively flat hierarchy, with a lot of visibility top to bottom
    Somewhat flexible work hours

    Cons

    Occasionally sporadic/long work hours
    Can be disorganized in staffing

    Advice to Management

    Standardize work scope/streams


  6. "An Opportunity To Work With “A” Quality People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If there was one element about Opera Solutions that places it head and shoulders above the other "Big Data"/service players in the market, it’s the quality of the people I work with. Through all levels of the org, the company consists of a collegial atmosphere with some of the brightest minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

    The company's CEO, Arnab, is a visionary in this space and has been the driving force behind the company's shift from its consulting roots to a software company. He has high standards for himself and the people around him. Those who aren't willing to give their all — to work harder and think more deeply — may have a problem with this. Personally, I like it.

    Though a lot of reviews suggest the c-suite is disconnected from the trenches, I beg to differ as the hierarchy is relatively flat and management is helping drive initiatives daily.

    Salaries remain competitive and if you do contribute top-notch work, you will be rewarded sooner rather than later. As one poster said “you get what you put in,” which means if you roll up your sleeves, prepare to work hard, and produce, your efforts will be recognized by senior leadership.

    If you’re hungry there’s plenty of room to grow, by climbing “the ladder” and also by gaining experience at one of the top companies in the “Big Data” space.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the organization needs attention as “town hall” style Q&A meetings are rarely held and transparency is lacking.


  7. "Loads of potential and talented people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is positioned on the leading edge of a booming industry, no doubt about it. We are constantly asked to solve incredibly complex questions for some of the best known companies in the world. The work is challenging and changes frequently, like at any successful start-up.

    Cons

    We need to accelerate the transition from a consulting model to being a repeatable solution company. This is critical to growth and scale. Many of us know this is the correct path, but some people are confused or hesitant about how the changes will affect them. There's a ton of great technology and science being developed, can make prioritization tough at times for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the transition process. Communicate clearly and frequently. Put some opportunities on the back burner and execute on a few truly great ideas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Opera Getting Its Act Together"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people to work with. Very cool projects. Much better communication. Deals starting to take shape at Opera. No doubt prior management had issues but now things seem to starting to take hold. Good to see new outside talent coming in. Recent deal closures and new outside relationships are real and with some of largest companies on the planet.

    Cons

    Still has work to do in getting company and messaging aligned. Some leaders still need help. Stop chasing tails.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused. Keep on the path and stick to the current organization that has been put in place. Review compensation program for everyone.


  9. "Despite the long hours and big work load, the company treats you very well."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible schedule
    4 weeks vacation
    Lunch provided on Friday
    Opportunity to learn new skills
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    It feels like the company has lost its direction and is losing a lot of employees. We just got a lot of money from investors but it seems to be going quick on helping us find our way again.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other so we can all head in the same direction. Let the employees know what's going on within the company. Find out why we are losing so many employees lately. It's bad for morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opera could be Better with new management!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works around your schedule, flexible and options to work from home when your kids are sick!

    Cons

    Do not come clean to employees, underpaid and all suddenly not bonuses!

    Advice to Management

    please be responsible and tell the true what is going on with the company. Money comes but disappear right away. You keep hiring this high level salaries and your people struggling, YOU NEED TO KEEP US HAPPY TO WORK FOR YOU.


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