Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
160 Reviews

2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours of work, though that can turn around and bite you by taking your work-life balance haywire (in 9 reviews)

  • A good place to learn something about big data and machine learning (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has almost 0 skills in people management (in 11 reviews)

  • Complete lack of transparency on how the company was doing overall (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working towards a brighter future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida

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

    Pros

    - Small teams for each project with easy to mingle people
    - Good work environment
    - Vast exposure
    - Flexible timings

    Cons

    - Management needs to pay more attention to employee retention plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company going through the transition phase

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Analyst in Noida

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, smart colleagues, start-up friendly culture

    Cons

    flat learning curve in consulting stream, no one gets onshore opportunities in first year, low employee morale currently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Campus pass-outs join the firm hoping that it'll be a great learning opportunity for them. In absence of learning opportunities, attrition is bound to happen. Management should push policies that ensure steep learning curve for freshers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in Noida

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything except senior management who repeatedly failed to provide leadership and guidance to an exceptionally talented bunch of employees

    Cons

    I was an India employee and I have experienced that the leader in India and few of his cronies have reduced the India operation into a nonsense. They simply don't know (and want to either) how the analytics industry works and hence couldn't leverage the India operation full of bright people. They fired all the lateral hires because they were perceived as a threat and the leader in particular is very scared about his own prospects as the laterals outwitted him on many occasions. Now the situation is so bad that Opera is begging for Wipro's business - whereas Wipro wanted to leverage Opera as its analytics powerhouse! I think some good leaders can be hired for India and the situation can be salvaged. Damage control cannot be done by commenting on glass door posts - that too by junior HR trainees proxying as "management"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage to hire laterally and challenge yourselves, shed you arrogance and submit to the fact that it needs a different type of skill sets to run an aspiring analytics shop. Not everything can be achieved by PowerPoint decks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    " Lack of good quality projects in certain business verticals.."

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    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Noida

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

    Pros

    - Informal work culture; very approachable and friendly seniors/colleagues
    - Work life balance
    - decent amount of top-down transparency
    - Leadership change in recent times which can bring the firm out of muddy waters

    Cons

    - Inability to convert big projects
     - Certain BUs find diminishing share in the overall business leading to low employee morale
     - Not so state-of-the-art training facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Focus on providing good quality and productive work and professional exposure to the employees especially the fresher ones.
    2. Streamline on business verticals and pitch for good projects in order to bring certainty and focus back in the firm.
    Having said this, with the new leadership team in place the firm looks set for a better future ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, wfh, freedom of work. Good exposure to work and people. Lot of perks sales compensation etc.

    Cons

    Management is not good, lot of politics, one have to show off to get promoted. not many projects and learning now a days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lots of Politics,Hypocrisy,,Management Sucks,total Showoff!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible shift timings,Pampering employees through good food nut spoiling their future with 0 learning.Top management has already given up.They are just concerned about themselves.

    Cons

    Unfair promotions-Those who can show off more gets promoted.No body can see the efforts of people who are working.
    Big time hypocrites at every level
    No actions are taken on people who don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action high time..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with. Passion driven

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    Friendly environment, everyone is ready to help. Promotions totally based on merit.
    Performance based incentives at the end of the year

    Cons

    No major challenges as such, as it is a young firm process is evolving and with the pace of growth, things will fall into place.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anybody can be fired at any time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida

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

    Pros

    This company is good for freshers only.

    Cons

    Employees are getting fired without reason and being kicked like a thief. No training , No knowledge extension. Technically it is not using good technology in IT. It is outdated technology. No appraisal cycle is fixed. No way to evaluate employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should check the way Manager works. Some manager sits in US are working here as a contractor they are also working in some other companies as a contractor so they schedule meeting as per their comforts. They expects hard works without authority. They don't think about the life of others those works in India office. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not fit to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Noida

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

    Pros

    Compensation...especially for the analytics & consulting teams but not for others..

    Cons

    No standard procedures for employee appraisal/promotion/bonus disbursement, no growth, no new projects coming in....already a lot of attrition from a long period of time but no efforts by top management to check it, all in all not worth a try even

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please get your act together and make the employees believe in your vision by tangible actions instead of just words....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Give it time! Not a good place to join at least for an year now!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Associate in Noida

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

    Pros

    Strong fundamentals and positioning in market

    Cons

    Everything, from previous management to internal policies and current work ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the valuable employees at any cost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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