Opera Solutions
2.9 of 5 130 reviews
www.operasolutions.com Jersey City, NJ 500 to 999 Employees

Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
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Opera Solutions CEO Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Purely depends which team you are joining

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Opera Solutions for more than a year

ProsFlexible Timing, Come to office anytime - Leave office anytime, Work from home. They just want work, anyhow.

ConsPolitics, Poor senior management, no appreciation, cost cutting, do have many policies but no one follow those policies, unfair appraisal system. Employees who have joined straight from campus were sometime given work of data crunching which they do it for 6 months to 1 year keeping a hope and expectation that they will get a good quality work. No transparency is there as many employees doesn't even ave idea whats going in the firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management should be approachable and flexible enough to do the changes, so that the employees in junior can come and share their common problems which they facing and accordingly changes should be implement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great potential being completely wasted by horrible management

Senior Analytics Specialist (Current Employee)
Noida

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsVery friendly and helpful peers who stand by you, and work alongside you at weirdest hours
Flexible hours of work, though that can turn around and bite you by taking your work-life balance haywire
Few people with good, in-depth knowledge of machine learning

ConsVery poor, immature management who dont know what timelines to commit to clients. End up setting unrealistic working hours for employees, without any overtime payment
Confusion in project leadership, random meetings, no organized directional approach to problem solving
Absolutely no consideration for personal time. Sends work anytime, anywhere, and expects everything to get done "right now"
Senior management has almost 0 skills in people management. Hatred towards managers is common. Barely ever you get to hear an appreciative comment, only interested in finding mistakes and belittling people
Non-existent training program, yet sky-high expectations of highest quality work output at impossible deadlines

Advice to Senior ManagementRead the galssdoor page and pay attention to the cons. It is more than obvious that the senior management needs a serious overhaul. Consider taking them through intensive training in leadership and emotinal intelligence. Have the courage to fire managers because of whose behavior scores of people leave the company - in the end it will serve you good.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mar 19, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Senior management does read these reviews and takes them very seriously. We value each of our talented, dedicated employees and are taking action to provide the ... More

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Company going down the drain

Data Analyst -II (Former Employee)
Noida

I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpera has Flexible working options

ConsTotal confusion in management
Directionless approach
Senior partiality to juniors locality wise
Inconsistent review and promotion cycles
Deliberate delay on distribution of bonuses and appraisals to retain and mislead employees
Very incompetent HR, HR is a complete joke,HR is non existent
All talk in the air, misleading employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be honest about the company/team policies with the employees
Each team has different rule and regulation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Feb 06, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are taking your feedback into consideration, and even though you’re no longer with the company, we hope you’ll be pleased to know that we just completed the scheduled ... More

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Opera Solutions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions

ProsGrowth opportunities are scarce. Perfect place for a short term employment.

ConsWorking with Opera includes dealing with low and immature management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not found as expected

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Noida

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsThe only best part here are the people Really smart and talented graduates.

Cons-One cannot make any futuristic plan here. There are fears on Company being sold, no bonus( a truth though) etc.
-The top management is extremely good in delivering long speech, but dont know how to execute any plan
- No vision for future
-The good old days of travel, office parties and good work are long gone

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to know how juniors are doing, and help them in building their career

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mediocre work for software folks.

Software Specialist (Current Employee)
Noida

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsGood flexible pay if you are from a tier one college. Cant think of anything else. They do give a blackberry to every employee for calls, etc!

ConsCompany management seems unclear w.r.t. the direction in which the company is going. HR is a complete joke. Lot of restrictions on network and IT. Facilities such as snacks, lunch even at one's own cost are practically non existent. No stock options unless you are at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire better people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not what I had expected

Software Specialist (Current Employee)
Noida

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsGood people in Siftware Team
Free phones for all employees
Friday lunches are free

ConsInexperienced staff
Too many managers
Not much guidance
No standard practices of Software Development are followed.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more techies, reduce the number of managers; bring someone in senior leadership who can really steer it towardsbeing a software products company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company going down the drain

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Noida

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent peers from top colleges all around
Flexible working options
Chilled work life because of no projects in the company

ConsTotal confusion in management
Directionless approach
No senior technical folks
Inconsistent review and promotion cycles
Deliberate delay on distribution of bonuses and appraisals to retain and mislead employees
Very incompetent HR
All talk in the air, misleading both clients and employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be honest about the company policies with the employees
Cutting costs is only justified to a certain extent, you can't have drastic changes overnight

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It sucks to be here !!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Delhi

I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for less than a year

Pros- Good brand
- Good work in analytics if are in that role
- Work pressure is less as compared to other companies

Cons- Decision making is very slow
- Lot of politics
- No understanding of software development process
- Hire people by setting wrong expecations.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is working in a great space. Leadership needs to get its act together, otherwise it will soon by just another failed company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of experience that will be taken with me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions

ProsThe variety and level of clients we work with is pretty amazing. Anything from a smaller company in a rural setting to a fortune 500 company right in NYC. Not only that, but there are healthcare companies, state agencies, banks, credit card companies, manufacturers, etc. The people area really intelligent and from all over, making for a (mostly) enjoyable experience. The work environment is awesome and something I wish more companies had. Gives you a good sense of freedom compared to the typical corporate structure.

ConsWhere to start on the cons. There is a definitive struggle to find a working strategy here. I think we all know we want to be innovative and product solutions in some way that harnesses data, big/small/disparate/whatever. Though we can't seem to get past fancy marketing and smoke/mirror tactics and simply explain the real value that we provide. I feel like we sell ourselves short of what we really do with trying to make it look like this magical machine that spits out insights. Nobody really knows what is going on, though it is hard to stay positive with how things are.

Another review mentioned this, but while the variety of work is nice, the quality of project can vary greatly. Plus we're now in the spot with little room to move.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe need more transparency and a clear/concise plan. Pick one and let us work towards it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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