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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Working Environment, Work-Life Balance (in 18 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 (8)

    "More Managers than workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (7)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Managers and Mentors - Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Seems like the transformation that management keeps talking about is finally hapenning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Management has become very transparent and trying to engage employees. Also increase in social budgets and new laptops is welcome
    - Interesting work - sometimes very hectic though but you get reasonable flexibility as long as you do your job
    - Exposure to clients early on is good and apparently my client is expanding the contract so probably client like us too - which is good

    Cons

    - Sometimes work gets hectic even with flexible hours.
    - Would like to work on other interesting projects I keep hearing about from other emplotyees but it has been difficult to roll off from my current project

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with what you are doing and rotate staff more often


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Meritous employees but management is poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Company not in a good shape"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People say that you will get a chance to work with talented people but the irony is if they are talented they would not stay back in opera. People are staying back because of family reasons and personal reasons . Not because of working conditions

    Cons

    Not even enough money to pay bonus on time.
    No work life balance. ( When i say 'No work life balance'. Its absolute Zero
    Upper level management are very bad at decisions.
    Projects are focused on internal tools and it is very difficult to come out of company as you will lack general Skills which you will need to progress in career.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with some respect.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Worse disaster than most people can even imagine"

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

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

    Pros

    Some good and smart people. Free Fri lunches.

    Cons

    Founders are clueless. Former CEO/founder practices favoritism and lacks vision. When you commit all your revenue from one client, you're not diversified enough to weather the storm when that ONE client decides to cut its ties. Closing most offices (NYC, Paris, etc.)

    Most of the founding members have cashed out and left. Anyone remaining are looking to leave immediately. And when you lay people off, at least do it with professionalism and not over the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and stop lining your own pockets.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Nothing Big about this Big Data Company"

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry domain, but the company lacks qualified people to take it to the next level and hence this has been a startup for the last ten years!

    Pros - Initial exposure to big data industry, interesting challenges , startup environment.

    Cons

    Cons - Lack of talented people, especially in key positions.

    Software/Analytics - Most of the developers are just out of school, managers and leads have no prior experience, there is no concept of writing code efficiently to industry standards, which translates to sub-standard products.
    Analyst/Associates - Very Very few have Math/Analytics background, Most of them are just head counts for projects.
    Vice-President/Directors - Expertise in writing emails. Pre-sales - no sales experience required.
    IT/Technology - Being a big data company, there is no understanding or expertise in hadoop/computer architecture.Constant hadoop issues and no resolution.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Travel and Expense Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  11. Helpful (9)

    "Delivery Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and chaotic management if are one of those you can thrive on it

    Cons

    No direction, management team is in trying its best to pump this company up to dump in and take the money and run. But so bad it is that they are paying interns to write good reviews on Internet including glassdoor. Feel sorry for the young talent who are learning wrong ethics. Not a single product is good to stand on its own. All of them are like Hampster running in data enter to keep lights on, saying patchwork everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    In 15 odd years they had one good CEO who lasted for 1 year. You cannot fool all the people all the time.


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