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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great potential being completely wasted by horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in Noida
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Specialist in Noida

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

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Read 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Opera Solutions Response

    Mar 19, 2014Manager

    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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intrinsically limitless potential but flawed execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Noida
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Noida

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

    Pros

    I was hired to build India software operations. The heady and chaotic years from 2009 to 2012 were one of the best, as we made rapid strides in clients, talent and solutioneering ability. Certain amount of lateral and fiscal freedom, coupled with a management promoting open dialog.

    Cons

    Silos started emerging in late 2012, total lack of transparency and trust breakdowns - coupled with poor market traction led to a series of top flight departures. Software and engineering skills take a backseat to management whims and wannabe pseudo-consultants. There is time and importantly, talent , to turn the company around and it carries loads of goodwill with former employees(me included)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get you act right, be honest, remove biases and understand your true calling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Opera Solutions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Working with Opera includes dealing with low and immature management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not found as expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida

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

    Pros

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please try to know how juniors are doing, and help them in building their career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mediocre work for software folks.

    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Noida
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Noida

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

    Pros

    Good 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!

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied projects , strong teams, tech freedom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dev Manager in Noida
    Former Employee - Dev Manager in Noida

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance, above par salaries, great clientele

    Cons

    Poor tech leadership/strategy, adhoc processes, unhealthy mix of profiles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spot your key talent early and encourage bottom up participation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not What I had Expected!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Noida
    Current Employee - Support in Noida

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

    Pros

    Job Flexibilty
    Work life balance
    no work pressure

    Cons

    No Management Exists
    Only Confusing People all Around
    People get paid for doing nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking and taking decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience. Very Steep Learning Curve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida
    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida

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

    Pros

    - Amazing culture. Probably best I have seen. Ppl here are very heplful
    - Flexible working hours. Complete freedom.
    - Intelligent bunch of people and you learn lot of new things
    - Good work in machine learning
    - Friday office lunch, monthly parties, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Sometimes work you get may be montonous
    - Company still evolving and trying to find its vision.
    - Need to match skill of ppl with the work they get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best organizations to work for and definitely the best at an early stage of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida
    Former Employee - Analytics Specialist in Noida

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

    Pros

    - Very talented and selected set of people, probably the best in the industry.
    - Tremendous learning opportunities.
    - Growth not a function of number of years spent with the organization but directly related to the quality of work you deliver.
    - Managers and even the India head are very approachable and always ready to talk.
    - Very friendly work environment. People really willing to share their knowledge/expertise.
    - Flexible timings

    Cons

    - The company is growing at a tremendous rate. So, an increased focus on employee satisfaction is needed to retain the talented set of people and bringing them abreast with the company's vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management is already working on the areas to be focused on to ensure growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not what I had expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Noida
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Noida

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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