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Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) Overview

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Gaithersburg, MD (US)
51 to 200 employees
1977
Subsidiary or Business Segment
News Outlets
₹5 to ₹10 billion (INR) per year
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OPIS provides real-time and historical spot, wholesale/rack and retail fuel prices for the refined products, renewable fuels, and natural gas and gas liquids (LPG) industries. In addition, OPIS delivers exclusive news and insightful analysis on the upstream, midstream and ... Read more

Mission: We believe there should be complete price transparency across the oil supply chain so that all stakeholders can buy and sell petroleum products confidently. We provide that transparency through educational courses, software tools, real-time news and pricing services, and ... Read more

Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Start Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Rockville, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Rockville, MD (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    OPIS is pretty laid back and offers a lot of opportunity to learn real software development, particularly Microsoft technologies (.NET Framework/Core, SQL Server) and AWS infrastructure. There is little micro-managing and reasonable schedule flexibility, so long as you meet your commitments. The majority of the people are friendly and helpful. All in all a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    OPIS has become steadily more corporate, cheap, and bureaucratic since being acquired by IHS Markit. There is an increased push to use contractors in "cheaper" countries, to not spend money on travel or team building activities, and to file the proper paperwork at all levels. At the same time there is little corporate oversight over how the business is run, so bad leadership continues.

    More importantly, OPIS has never known how to appraise, train, and reward developers beyond their early years. IT managers receive little/no training as managers, spend most time on projects rather than coaching people, and have no real influence on employee compensation/promotion. Upper management doesn't track employee contributions, but judge everything on personal impressions that are impossible to change.

    If you are not one of the handful of people obviously on the fast-track to success here, do not stick around more than five years.

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Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) Interviews

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) (Gaithersburg, MD (US)).

    Interview

    Interview started with an introduction into the company and position. Then transitioned into the average behavioral questions. Some were a little strange such as the Burger question. They were clearly looking for you to take the blame but was given a scenario in which the blame is (in the real world) actually on the company. Ended up talking about being able to accept blame/take responsibility.

    Then came the coding questions. Was handed a piece of paper and told to hand write the code. They didn't have any pencils and I only had my pen. They also pretended to talk, joke around, move things around the table to mimic typical office environment. Was a little stressful while you are handwriting code with a pen while 3 people talk and wait for you to finish.

    While I struggled with some of the code, I don't know how I did as I never heard back. I'm assuming I wasn't selected for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • You order a burger/food online, pick it up, and drive home. When you get home, you realize your order is wrong. Who's fault is it?   Answer Question
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