Opera Solutions

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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated 4 October 2014
Updated 4 October 2014
163 Reviews
2.6
163 Reviews
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Opera Solutions CEO Bernhard Nann
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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)

  • Friday lunches, happy-hour, high-tea (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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great People. Terrible Company & Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    The people you will work with (especially at Manager and below levels) are wonderful, creative & very smart.
    You can (on occasion) get exposed to interesting problems at blue-chip clients and because there's very little organization there's an opportunity to step up
    New CEO (Bernhard Namm) is an excellent human being. Honest, smart, clear in his ideas and very cognizant of the multitude of problems the company has. I wish him the best but worry that he has inherited a poisoned chalice

    Cons

    In one word: Arnab Gupta (owner and previous CEO)
    By most accounts he's interested in 'big ideas' and his own bottom line but does not have the temperament or will to build a real organization that supports its employees and focuses only on those problems for which we are best suited
    Management has been a mess, part of it is that they are way out of their depth and that their positions have been earned through loyalty rather than merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower Bernhard, he's the right leader with the right ideas. Become very focused in what we do and pay a lot more attention to internal talent management before everybody in the US office leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Opera Solutions Response

    Apr 28, 2014Manager

    Thank you for your review. We agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment on Bernhard and are excited about the new clarity he is bringing and will continue to bring to the organization. But your ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    “Great experience,great growth propsects”

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros – Open culture,Fun atmosphere, super smart minds, loads to learn,Flexible working hours for every one.
     Great workplace, Great Culture and a place to be in !!!

    Cons

    Not as much impact at an individual level as one would like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introspect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    “I'm in love with Opera !”

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Management Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Management Analyst in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Pros – 1. Very friendly colleagues.
    2. Great place to gain knowledge about the processes & is a step ahead in technology.
    3. Flexi timings.
    4. Everybody follows the company core values & team work is excellent.
    5. You can change your domain if interested.
    6. Pays way better than several companies.

    Cons

    Yearly hike should be more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start talking to your team members more often to let them know what's coming!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Great

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on good, innovative problems

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had high hopes

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Where 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 ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and appreciate your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Finally, something may change!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    New CEO, good news, even if he is bad, can't be worse than the previous one!
    The last one was a complete waste of time and money.
    It may be too late for us, but we can try to the end.

    Cons

    All the good people gone, some of the bad people are still around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up some of the bad management that is still with us. They "talk good" but can't deliver.
    Go back to our roots: Consulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    A OK company but not good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are many smart people in the company. Projects are diverse, and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Poor management. Policies keeps changing, e.g., the bonus. I have never received bonus in 2 years. Many times the promises are simply promises (and never come true). Bad benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Potential was high, but limited by the following factors.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    Had good product potential and some great people in R&D and Science

    Cons

    lack of focus, discipline, and leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Flexible timing for everyone/come to office anytime/leave office anytime/work from home without work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst - II in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst - II in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly political with only people who socialize in a core group of employees getting promoted ahead of cycle - regardless of performance or benchmarks(Inconsistent review and promotion cycles). Lack of faith, trust and honesty for managers. If you're not in the inner circle, or buttering managers, you're growth stops and your career dies. Finally Promotion depended on whether you buttering your manager.
    Politics, Poor senior management, no appreciation, cost cutting, do have many policies but no one follow those policies, unfair appraisal system.

    Cons

    Total confusion in management
    Lots of politics at senior management level unfairness in project assignments
    Directionless approach
    Deliberate delay on distribution of bonuses and appraisals to retain and mislead employees
    Very incompetent HR, HR is a complete joke, HR is nonexistent
    All talk in the air, misleading employees
    Different rules and treatment to different teams
    NO stability
    Highly disorganized management team
    Group of highly dissatisfied employees
    Only Confusing People all Around
    People get paid for doing nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's bad for morale. Damage is so severe to employee morale!
    Need to wake up and understand their responsibilities. Need to be taught how to interact with employees.
    Please be honest about the company/team policies with the employees, each team has different rule and regulation

    Your staffing process is completely unfair and you better sort out all the internal politics, the good people are being treated unfairly by the seniors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    A good place to start up

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

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

    Pros

    You can work with people from other countries. A good place to learn something about big data and machine learning.

    Cons

    don't pay for overtime.Still a small company. lack of work-life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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