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Loads of potential and talented people

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The company is positioned on the leading edge of a booming industry, no doubt about it. We are constantly asked to solve incredibly complex questions for some of the best known companies in the world. The work is challenging and changes frequently, like at any successful start-up.

Cons

We need to accelerate the transition from a consulting model to being a repeatable solution company. This is critical to growth and scale. Many of us know this is the correct path, but some people are confused or hesitant about how the changes will affect them. There's a ton of great technology and science being developed, can make prioritization tough at times for a company of this size.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Speed up the transition process. Communicate clearly and frequently. Put some opportunities on the back burner and execute on a few truly great ideas.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inexperience company, lack of competence on techniques and management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, being able to work from home for a very long time (in unit of month), free snacks and beverage, Friday catering lunches.

    Cons

    Very weak and inexperience management, especially the manager and senior manager level. They are inexperience on both techniques and management skills, being unable provide productive or meaningful direction or technical support. Due to the fact of inexperience and afraid to carry responsibility, they express an sense of indecisive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promising ideas, mediocre execution

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Unique approach to solving large business problems by combining consulting and analytics/software, at least as an idea
    - Very smart, personable, kind and creative people with high willingness to learn and teach
    - Good place to learn how to do a little of everything, although that is partly due to massive lack of formal structure
    - Decent compensation and work hours flexibility

    Cons

    - Highly disorganized organizational structure that changes every few months
    - Lack of communication and transparency
    - Lack of clear and consistent career ladder - expectations are always shifting and employees are expected to hit moving targets each review cycles
    - Too many product ideas with nearly not enough staff to execute on them - no good products firm was built by chasing 10+ targets
    - Some people in senior management are trying to do some good, but it may be too late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate honestly with your employees and trust that they can help turn the company around - you hired them because they are smart and capable, you use them to solve clients' problems, so why not your own
    - Pick 2-3 products, at most, and invest in them
    - Identify a growth strategy and stick with it
    - Make HR do it's job of actually helping people manage their careers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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