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An Opportunity To Work With “A” Quality People

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Swan song?

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Although some of Opera’s best people have recently left or been pushed out, the company still has some very bright minds knowledgeable not only in Analytics but also in several client industries.

    Cons

    The CEO and main shareholder is after a quick cash-out and is pushing changes that are harmful to the mid- and long-term future of the company.

    Morale is extremely low and most decent people currently interview with other companies, several key scientists and the heads of the London and Paris offices have left already and the quality of client work starts decreasing.
    HR policies and direction are inexistent and bonuses have been pathetic (or nil) for the last couple of years…

    Opera was built with a great business model, combining the insights of advanced analytics with the deep understanding that ex-management consultants can bring to specific industries. For years, it had a clear advantage over other big data market players.
    Now, it endeavors to copy the business model of software houses but without having neither the DNA nor the relevant resources for it… add to that the departure of so many good people and the constant changes in the leadership group… disaster is looming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and stop trying to copy other companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lots of work, long hours and little fun, though you learn a lot, quickly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    You get to experience a lot of different things, different companies and sides of companies most will never even read/hear about. Some of the people can be great to work with and be around. Pretty young company, be it since start up and as in the employees are young, so that is good. Lots of freedom and a lack of traditional business structure is a different plus.

    Cons

    Tons of work and long hours. Prepare to work, a lot. People can be helpful most of the time, though there are moments or situations where you just need to fend for yourself and manage a lot. The jobs wears you down and you pay a price for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to make projects enjoyable to be on and focus on what is going on. Seems like more time/effort/money goes into the higher ups, marketing and unnecessary items than the people working the projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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