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An Opportunity To Work With “A” Quality People

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

If there was one element about Opera Solutions that places it head and shoulders above the other "Big Data"/service players in the market, it’s the quality of the people I work with. Through all levels of the org, the company consists of a collegial atmosphere with some of the brightest minds I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

The company's CEO, Arnab, is a visionary in this space and has been the driving force behind the company's shift from its consulting roots to a software company. He has high standards for himself and the people around him. Those who aren't willing to give their all — to work harder and think more deeply — may have a problem with this. Personally, I like it.

Though a lot of reviews suggest the c-suite is disconnected from the trenches, I beg to differ as the hierarchy is relatively flat and management is helping drive initiatives daily.

Salaries remain competitive and if you do contribute top-notch work, you will be rewarded sooner rather than later. As one poster said “you get what you put in,” which means if you roll up your sleeves, prepare to work hard, and produce, your efforts will be recognized by senior leadership.

If you’re hungry there’s plenty of room to grow, by climbing “the ladder” and also by gaining experience at one of the top companies in the “Big Data” space.

Cons

Communication throughout the organization needs attention as “town hall” style Q&A meetings are rarely held and transparency is lacking.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Opera Solutions

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    Best-positioned company in Big Data analytics space

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be part of the most advanced company in the exploding Big Data arena
    Great people - accomplished, intelligent, fun
    Chance to be part of fluid, entrepreneurial culture, bring great products to new markets, and get in on ground floor of the Big Data economy

    Cons

    Definite growing pains - particularly in shedding the old consulting values and approaches
    Some grumpy and cynical old-style consultants who create a lot of noise and won't get on the new bandwagon
    Company has grown so fast that its processes and infrastructure have not kept up - it's harder to get things done than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What the company represents in the market, and the traction it's gaining, is real. But management needs to do a better job of communicating it all internally, especially to the few folks who just don't "get it" and are creating a lot of needless angst.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Game Over. Once again

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely great colleagues, from junior to senior managers.
    Formerly decent company culture
    Some interesting ideas

    Cons

    Where to begin?
    Total lack of transparency in top management decisions.All decisions seem to be made by the ever-so more detached CEO which hires and fires at will and on no merit basis.
    There is substantial downsizing of operations, opportunities and investment in the companies assets - its employees.
    Seemingly global company working in Big Data does not seem to be able to grasp how to coordinate multinational projects or confcalls.
    Misleading incentive scheme which changes according to no predetermined scheme.
    I wonder if top management has ever read Wealth of Nations? To paraphrase: The uncertainty of incentive encourages the insolence and favours the corruption of an order of men who are naturally unpopular, even where they are neither insolent nor corrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees - invest in them.
    If you are not ready to do so, man up, pay severance packages and go home.
    Or leave matters to more competent people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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