Opera Solutions
2.8 of 5 126 reviews
www.operasolutions.com Jersey City, NJ 500 to 999 Employees

Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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Opera Solutions CEO Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

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Not Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

ProsOpportunity to work on good, innovative problems

ConsLearning is mostly driven via you, India Management is biased and unfair

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I had high hopes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions

ProsA lot of talented people work/ have worked for the company. The work environment is great and the people I work with are awesome.

ConsWhere do I start. Staff turnover is high which is to be expected in this industry however management are doing nothing to retain the talent that they have. Moral is low and it appears nobody really knows where they stand. Management and policies have changed so much that I not sure if the company will survive.

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example and appreciate your staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad Management and horrible execution

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsLot of talented people in Analytics and Big Data space.

ConsWork force leaving due to no new projects (no work) and forcing analytics team to use bogus home grown tool call VEKTOR. Horrible management and worst delivery

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have steady and realistic vision..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Apr 18, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We want you to know that we take these reviews seriously and are paying attention to company morale. We have taken the suggestions posted here to heart and are evaluating ... More

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Lots of experience that will be taken with me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions

ProsThe variety and level of clients we work with is pretty amazing. Anything from a smaller company in a rural setting to a fortune 500 company right in NYC. Not only that, but there are healthcare companies, state agencies, banks, credit card companies, manufacturers, etc. The people area really intelligent and from all over, making for a (mostly) enjoyable experience. The work environment is awesome and something I wish more companies had. Gives you a good sense of freedom compared to the typical corporate structure.

ConsWhere to start on the cons. There is a definitive struggle to find a working strategy here. I think we all know we want to be innovative and product solutions in some way that harnesses data, big/small/disparate/whatever. Though we can't seem to get past fancy marketing and smoke/mirror tactics and simply explain the real value that we provide. I feel like we sell ourselves short of what we really do with trying to make it look like this magical machine that spits out insights. Nobody really knows what is going on, though it is hard to stay positive with how things are.

Another review mentioned this, but while the variety of work is nice, the quality of project can vary greatly. Plus we're now in the spot with little room to move.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe need more transparency and a clear/concise plan. Pick one and let us work towards it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Purely depends which team you are joining

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Opera Solutions for more than a year

ProsFlexible Timing, Come to office anytime - Leave office anytime, Work from home. They just want work, anyhow.

ConsPolitics, Poor senior management, no appreciation, cost cutting, do have many policies but no one follow those policies, unfair appraisal system. Employees who have joined straight from campus were sometime given work of data crunching which they do it for 6 months to 1 year keeping a hope and expectation that they will get a good quality work. No transparency is there as many employees doesn't even ave idea whats going in the firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management should be approachable and flexible enough to do the changes, so that the employees in junior can come and share their common problems which they facing and accordingly changes should be implement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great potential being completely wasted by horrible management

Senior Analytics Specialist (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

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

ProsVery 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

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementRead 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mar 19, 2014

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

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Company going down the drain

Data Analyst -II (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpera has Flexible working options

ConsTotal confusion in management
Directionless approach
Senior partiality to juniors locality wise
Inconsistent review and promotion cycles
Deliberate delay on distribution of bonuses and appraisals to retain and mislead employees
Very incompetent HR, HR is a complete joke,HR is non existent
All talk in the air, misleading employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be honest about the company/team policies with the employees
Each team has different rule and regulation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Feb 06, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are taking your feedback into consideration, and even though you’re no longer with the company, we hope you’ll be pleased to know that we just completed the scheduled ... More

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We just hit an iceberg - quick, let's rearrange the deck chairs!

Vice President (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

ProsBright and diligent Business Analysts, Data Science pros, and interesting client projects to service. Very effective marketing team.

Cons- Senior management infighting
- Lurching from funding round to funding round in choppy waters makes the oarsmen seasick

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management infighting over limited resources leads to failure. Would suggest that investors clean house, but since most of the best talent has already left the company, likely too little too late.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start, bad place to stay.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Opera Solutions

ProsThe big data industry has the potential to be huge.

ConsThe management at the top is horrible.

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Was a great company, but is falling down quickly

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsSmart and friendly employees, good place to learn.

ConsManagement is a disaster, the top leaders do not care what the scientists are thinking, they use lies to keep employees, no communications from the leadership to bottom employees, rumors are everywhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think the COO should be the person to be fired first. It was her who leaked the rumor that the company was running out of cash by the end of March 2013. It created panic among employees and people started looking for an exit more actively. Ironically, this lady later was promoted to be the co-COO and started laying off people.

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