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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • work life balance is good and a good environment to work in (in 22 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 (1)

    "good place to start your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    We have flexible working hours, so you can manage your time well accordingly. The people here are all talented, and graduated from top universities, you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    project is long, skill set learnt here might not be applicable to other industry and company


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Company has no values"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings
    Good office location

    Cons

    This is a good example of how a team and company can get ruined with no values or integrity. Values is just a webpage on the website with absolutely no meaning. Worked for 5 years and never had a meaningful review. Politics is very very high even for such a small company. You don't need merit or credentials to be successful just be friends/part of the Boss's club. Since the Boss also got his position doing the same.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze why the company is still a startup for the past 10 years! with exponentially decreasing revenues. I think the company needs the product signalhub more than its client's now.

  3. "Boston based software development"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advanced algorithms, large platform experience, flixible hours, small office

    Cons

    Previous development practices with focus on delivery rather than quality resulted in a code base, which has a incredible number of bugs. Most of the effort goes towards bug fixing, rather than new development. This may change depending on when you join the company or not apply to you depending on your particular role.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Data Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company allows employees to work independently. Good work/life balance for some positions. Good co-workers while they last. Turnover is very high due to the unkept promises.

    Cons

    Absolutely no transparency into the health of the company. No leadership to respect. Management is a complete joke. This company can turn the hardest worker into a negative employee.

    Advice to Management

    Become a silent partner and hire someone from the outside that cares about employees to run the company before you go under.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Black hole for real talents"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Data Scientist"

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


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Data Scientist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. Helpful (11)

    "As bad as it gets!"

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "So so"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BIg Data Consulting"

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


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