Opera Solutions
2.8 of 5 127 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

(2 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 8 reviews
  • "Not a strict 9 to 5 office structure; work from home encouraged"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management has almost 0 skills in people management"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Seemingly global company working in Big Data does not seem to be able to grasp how to coordinate multinational projects or confcalls"
    in 5 reviews
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Potential was high, but limited by the following factors.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions

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

Conslack of focus, discipline, and leadership

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

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

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

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

ProsHighly 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.

ConsTotal 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

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

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A OK company but not good.

Staff Scientist (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

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

ConsPoor 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to start up

Software (Current Employee)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Excellent First Job Experience

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

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

ProsVery good pay
Not a strict 9 to 5 office structure; work from home encouraged
Attention given to the quality of work rather than the quantity of time spent in office

ConsLesser number of office parties since i have joined

Advice to Senior ManagementAttention to employee retention and satisfaction. Increase interaction with the new joinees, it acts as a morale boost plus you get to know what's going on at the ground level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Your experience can be extremely fascinating or the typical consulting work depending on the project type.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

ProsWork with smart people, with blue-chip clients, using cutting-edge technology.

ConsThe company is not very focused in direction; there are a lot of projects in many different verticals, which may be great for an analyst fresh out of school but not for an organization trying to do something completely new and disruptive.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on one vertical and try to perfect that particular technology solution before expanding to other verticals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Noida (India)

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

ProsSmart People, Competitive Compensation, Multi-Disciplinary work

ConsSlowly shifting to products, risk of company being sold, no bonuses!

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need a vision statement to instill confidence in employees

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

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High Level of Uncertainty on Continuance - Needs to be addressed.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

ProsGood organisation for employees in front end teams like Services/Analytics/Software, but does not care for its back-office operation employees like G&A functions.

ConsManagement's vision is very short term, it keeps on changing rapidly killing initiatives and contributions of long staying individuals as they loose with every change.
Organisation's future and vision is blurred.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should connect with Employees much more frequently and share clear insights on their views and guidance (and not only flashy words without any depth).
Management should actively instill confidence in employees and assure future prosperity of the company.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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