Opera Solutions

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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
163 Reviews
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Total disapointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Interesting proposals and ideas for projects
    - Interesting field with good potential
    - Good differentiation as consulting branch

    Cons

    - Financially unstable, bloated operating expenses
    - Very weak internal firm building
    - Exceptionally bad, downright mean, in treating employees during problems and difficulties
    - Firm running as silos with Principals and Partner's focusing only on their pet projects
    - Arbitrary and political promotions
    - Clear high level vision but no leadership nor clarity in execution. Bad implementation of overall strategy
    - Big difference for the worse between original ideas and actual client project. Ideas get dilluted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Absolute dissapointment - a wannabe Consulting firm with no leadership and poor senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I worked at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    very little other than the good collegiate atmosphere across the firm (excluding managers to principals though). All people below Manager are really cool and very nice. I can say that I really miss a lot of them.

    Cons

    Absolutely no transparency in the promotion / feedback process
    clear cut between the base (analyst to senior associate) and the rest (manager to principal)
    Total lack of leadership, principals bring no business and they have no understanding of how to manage teams.
    Unclear strategy with the UK team: one day it's very strategic, the next day it doesn't matter much
    Zero communication: one day you learn that everything is going well, the next day the firm might be for sale and the third day your colleagues call you to let you know that they have just been fired
    Excluding 1 or 2 big clients monopolizing a large chunk of the consultants there is very little client relationship going on
    Moving away from strategic consulting and now mostly focused on analytics. Great to invest in but not interesting to work for
    Poor planning: the firm just crashed after having hired massive number of people, they had to fire 15% of the people, cut 10% of all salaries and bonuses were delayed forever...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the firm to competent people who have the skills and the experience to properly develop this business and provide opportunities for its consultants to learn and develop new skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of posts from Management employees of Opera

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Where to start !!!!! Except flex hours I see no positive in this company

    Cons

    You can write best seller on it
    There is hardly one happy client with successful implementation. Just like any other consulting firm good at talking.
    Lately with very low moral among employee, started paying bonus .. How about $100 !!! .. it is absolute ridiculous Most of the doers are juniors and are left to figure out solution on "Google". Join only if you are desperate for job
    Last two years absolutely downhill with no brakes and waiting for crash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of free Drinks and Food, focus on delivery quality and invest in your current work force to bring them up to speed. Also share the truth and do not sell bogus dreams.

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

    EXPERTS AT DOING FRAUD

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

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    NONE.. YOU READ ME RIGHT.. NONE

    Cons

    Calls itself a Big Data firm, What a Joke ! No one knows anything about Big Data here.
    Claims to have a Signal Hub that does automated problem solving. What a Joke ! Just a scam to fool in clients.
    Brought in a new CEO to give new hope to people. What a joke ! He is just being used as a rubber stamp. Company being run by same old evils.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont fool employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your talent

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, very global so you get to interact across every time zone possible often in the same day, new CEO who is just begging for someone to lead so great opportunity to look smart even if you have no clue, high turnover allows for ample opportunity for those with no experience to try out senior roles and pad their resumes for the next gig.

    Cons

    Everybody who is smart is leaving so fast that you may not have enough time to update your linked in profile before the next job search. Benefits change every year so you can't possibly figure out if your getting screwed unless you compare them to normal companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the games you are playing with people's lives you haven't done a thing for employees over the past two years and you seem more intent on screwing people over than actually building a business please stop and for once treat employees with respect perhaps you could take some sensitivity training since you are basically rehashing the same failing strategy year over year so you must have some free time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Blood suckers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    Pros

    No pros in the company

    Cons

    The top management is full of con artists.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent management

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

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

    Pros

    Everything except senior management who repeatedly failed to provide leadership and guidance to an exceptionally talented bunch of employees

    Cons

    I was an India employee and I have experienced that the leader in India and few of his cronies have reduced the India operation into a nonsense. They simply don't know (and want to either) how the analytics industry works and hence couldn't leverage the India operation full of bright people. They fired all the lateral hires because they were perceived as a threat and the leader in particular is very scared about his own prospects as the laterals outwitted him on many occasions. Now the situation is so bad that Opera is begging for Wipro's business - whereas Wipro wanted to leverage Opera as its analytics powerhouse! I think some good leaders can be hired for India and the situation can be salvaged. Damage control cannot be done by commenting on glass door posts - that too by junior HR trainees proxying as "management"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage to hire laterally and challenge yourselves, shed you arrogance and submit to the fact that it needs a different type of skill sets to run an aspiring analytics shop. Not everything can be achieved by PowerPoint decks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Opera is trying to stay afloat but way too many holes - not looking good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Some interesting projects, nice views from the office, currently there is probably a good opportunity for advancement given the mass exodus (very, very, very high attrition recently)

    Cons

    There aren't very many good people left, the vast majority of the employee base (~90%) has been at Opera for < 2 years, no culture, shady moves by mgmt, inability to staff projects sufficiently given the high attrition = very high risk of not being able to deliver current engagements and recently sold engagements (clients beware), very bad benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job - everyone else is looking, so should you (you probably already are)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hopeless Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office view of Hudson river.
    No one cares what you are doing (Pro for slackers). Otherwise see no pros and hope.
    Management talks all positive that's it.

    Cons

    Management confused as ever product company or consulting company. Make you work hard and when time comes of payout rules are changed so as delay the incentive and then pay few hundreds.
    Management is clueless, frequent Town Hall's and talks. Busy flying around the world and cares least about employees.
    Big Data is all BS. None of their products are delivered on time and as promised (Quality is out of question)
    Please check with the customers, they are all very dis-satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, It is damaged beyond repair. Every year new philosophy with new management and rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of Politics,Hypocrisy,,Management Sucks,total Showoff!!

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible shift timings,Pampering employees through good food nut spoiling their future with 0 learning.Top management has already given up.They are just concerned about themselves.

    Cons

    Unfair promotions-Those who can show off more gets promoted.No body can see the efforts of people who are working.
    Big time hypocrites at every level
    No actions are taken on people who don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action high time..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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