Opera Solutions

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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.7 159 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Opera Solutions CEO Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann

(22 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • A good place to learn something about big data and machine learning(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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    5 people found this helpful  

    Total disapointment

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    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

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosvery 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.

    ConsAbsolutely 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 Senior ManagementSell 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Vice President (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsSome 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)

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

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Hopeless Place to Work

    Director (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ (US)

    ProsNice 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementNo advice, It is damaged beyond repair. Every year new philosophy with new management and rules.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsUnfair 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 Senior ManagementTake action high time..

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree lunch on Friday, free food in the kitchen.
    There were many, many good reasons to join this company. But these days are long gone.

    ConsPolitical and confused senior management ruined a great company and started an unstoppable talent exodus. Future looks really uncertain, with an attrition rate never seen before. Offices are empty end depressing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Anybody can be fired at any time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Noida (India)

    ProsThis company is good for freshers only.

    ConsEmployees are getting fired without reason and being kicked like a thief. No training , No knowledge extension. Technically it is not using good technology in IT. It is outdated technology. No appraisal cycle is fixed. No way to evaluate employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should check the way Manager works. Some manager sits in US are working here as a contractor they are also working in some other companies as a contractor so they schedule meeting as per their comforts. They expects hard works without authority. They don't think about the life of others those works in India office. .

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

    A day late, $114M short...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBright folks before layoffs and mass exodus
    Friday lunch / office snacks

    ConsBleak outlook for most verticals
    No visibility into reviews, promotions, or bonus structure
    Claims to be a products company when there is very little sw development expertise
    Every year becomes the "worst year" for the firm
    Change of direction every quarter is not yielding required results

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's not a products company
    Former CEO involvement may hinder progress

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

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Third rated top management sucks

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) New Delhi (India)

    ProsFresher's join by mistake and leave within a year. No single real projects to work for. Anything goes in the name of analytics

    ConsHas got trapped into Man+machine and stupid jargons ...but when it comes to explaining simple analytics terminologies even the senior analytics guys screw up badly. I have seen that happening in meetings myself. There are few people who run the show here who are rejected by the market long ago and just surviving by massaging the bruised ego of ceo

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive up its not your cup of tea

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Empty promises, empty offices

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ (US)

    ProsStrong industry knowledge, especially in healthcare

    ConsTerrible senior management
    Lack of transparency and broken promises
    Lack of integrity in the sales process, eventually leading client to unrealistic expectations and working team to terrible hours
    Bad beneifts package

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the new CEO to bring his own people and radically change the leadership group
    Abandon bogus products and homegrown technologies (e.g. vektor) to refocus on ad-hoc solutions and consulting engagements, especially where they strategically lead to new client relationships and improved domain knowledge
    Move to a smaller office space (this one looks very empty and kind of depressing now)
    Increase salary and reintroduce bonuses

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

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