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Optra Group of Companies Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "I do not recommend this company"

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

    I have been working at Optra Group of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * If you are a strong person with no moral values, there are higher learning opportunities.

    Cons

    * No time flexibility.
    * No leave policy
    * No respect, trust and faith in their employees
    * They follow the policy of not keeping their words
    * Senior staff has no respect for new joiners and existing employees. Anybody can be demoted, yelled, terminated any time. So far in my tenure of 1 year I have seen 6 employees leaving and 2 terminated.

    Advice to Management

    A company's biggest strength is its employees. Keep them happy, stay ethical and you will regain your lost respect.

    Optra Group of Companies Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – HR Manager

    Thank you for this feedback. We are working diligently to monitor and address all employee feedback both positive and negative, to improve the overall experience and career trajectory of our ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work!"

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

    I worked at Optra Group of Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    A pay check...better than being unemployed

    Cons

    Where should I start...?

    Management - Terrible management. The CEO is treats employees with utter disrespect. This created a very negative environment. I witnessed two nervous breakdowns in one year!

    Business - Smoke and mirrors. I was at the OPTRA for about a year and never saw any new business. The few accounts the company did have were always in some state of chaos and threatening to leave. The company would lie about its size and capabilities to prospective clients. OPTRA is a much smaller company that it presents itself to be. I saw more failures than successes during my time there.

    Review - Please read these reviews before taking a position with Optra. Notice that most of the reviews are very negative (1 or 2 stars) and a few are glowing (5 stars). That later are writin by OPTRA HR and CEO to offset REAL reviews.

    When interviewing do your due diligence and ask about the financial health of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity when dealing with your clients / employees and your business will improve. Learn from your mistakes or your small business will fail.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "What?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Caring people. Owner loves his company and is dedicated to it. Has a good vision.

    Cons

    No real direction or leadership. This company needs some focus. Just because you have a special pricing program does not mean people will buy.

    Advice to Management

    Step back a little and let the people you hire do their job. Don't question their motives.

    Optra Group of Companies Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your review of Optra; we sincerely value the time you spent with the company and wish you well in your next career venture. We also appreciate your recommendations for improvement as we ... More


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  5. "Techno-Savvy Company, Excellent for IT people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optra Group of Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It’s wonderful feeling to be with a company; who treats the employees like a family.
    • Company has a great vision & in-par with current trends.
    • People around here are very friendly and very co-operative.
    • Organization always prioritizes for employee’s growth.
    • Good Culture and Diversity in work
    • Very relaxed atmosphere
    • Multiple training and certification programs
    • Best place for women to work.
    • They have excellent HR policies
    • They value every employee’s thought & suggestions.

    Cons

    No transportation facility is provided by company.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing commendable job, you can start with transport facility, if needed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Continues to be negative."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Optra Group of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice domain.
    Better location area.
    Good colleagues.

    Cons

    CEO continues to woe the lives of employees.
    VP was made to resign along with the HR head.
    Most of the employees are leaving the company.
    New ones are joining the league and are experiencing the problems soon
    Finance expert is appointed as the Delivery head of the products and for obvious reasons he does not share the pain of the technical team
    Low salaries and worst hikes.

    Advice to Management

    How many bad reviews you need from employees?


  7. "Nice Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optra Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    Respect for your Skills and Experience.

    Cons

    Focusing only health care domain.


  8. "Average Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Optra Group of Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Breakfast tea buisckits are great

    Cons

    Without notice they fire people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fair compensation.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optra Group of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is my second appraisal in Optra & I'm fairly compensated against my performance.Transparency is there during appraisal process.I was given fair chance to showcase my responsibilities in front of my manager.

    Cons

    No such bad thing to write about..

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up...keep encouraging ..


  10. "Best company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optra Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    We have Flexible working hours and people are always enjoying and happy over here. Kindness, fondness and very homely feeling. Although work pressure or challenges are present but then too it is fun working here. I wish I could have started my career over here.

    My team, my colleagues, my managers, my HR, my IT, my Accounts, almost everyone is one.

    We follow simple rule, come in time, work have fun, enjoy life and leave office in time, best work-life balance I knew. My this years' appraisal was also well done and I could express my myself in front of managers, I got a promotion and a good hike.

    Cons

    All is good, no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    You are superb and very classy, am very happy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work..!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head-Validation and Quality in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Head-Validation and Quality in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optra Group of Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encouraging and friendly work culture
    Hard work is recognized and well paid off
    Flexi Timings help to balance personal and professional life
    Management is helpful. Most of the problems are well addressed.
    Good Increments and your work is appreciated
    Work from home policy
    Foresighted and visionary CEO.
    Great place to work.
    Good mix of senior and junior resources.
    Sound Domain expertise in the field of Life Sciences and Health Care.Great place to work for people looking to build career in Healthcare and life-sciences.

    Cons

    Located in the outskirts of the city. Sometimes the commute takes a toll on you.[However the newly implemented Work from home policy has helped a lot].
    Initially there were management issues but things seems to be streamlined now.

    Advice to Management

    Together work towards the betterment of the company.
    Should implement more employee friendly policies.
    Focus more towards retention of the employees.

    Optra Group of Companies Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – HR Manager

    Thank you for this positive review. We are taking all feedback into constructive review and appreciate your kind words of the company. We are striving to make positive impacts for all of our ... More



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