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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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. 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.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lost in Translation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Bad Management
    No Direction
    No one speaks English enough to understand
    Not hiring the best people - Interviewers who are not qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire another company to perform interviews. Hire more US citizens. Work on finding a direction and business objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Doing what it takes to succeed

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    • 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

    1. Developing and validating a entirely new technology platform being adopted by some of the largest corporations in the world. A true game changer. Increasingly proven.
    2. Passionate leadership who believe in what they do and responding and adapting to challenges.
    3. Moving to giving our young associates a chance to take leadership much faster than we could get elsewhere
    4. New CEO has put in a structure with much greater accountability and focus which will payoff.
    5. Truly global company with significant opportunities to see the world.
    6. Business problems at the cutting edge. Unique.

    Cons

    1.truly traumatic transition from a service company to a technology led company. Resulted in dislocation and loss of identity and affiliation for many of us.
    2. Processes such as incentives and staffing in disarray which made life unpleasant and difficult. Being fixed and getting better.
    3. High attrition particularly in the service group as the new direction did not fit. A double edged sword as costs declined and gave us more junior people more opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many vitriolic complaints from current and ex employees. Nobody is forcing you to stay. Many of us like the challenges and the direction. Building something new is always difficult. If you don't like it just quit. You will be doing all of us a favor. I don't believe any company can give you as intense, compressed and high quality experience as this company can.
    Keep focused and stay the course. The best revenge is success. Many big deals being closed. The momentum seems to be gaining force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Opportunity to interact with others cultures.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has been an opportunity for me growth in the professional area. Colleagues are very nice, fun, smart, easy to get along with so many different cultures.

    Cons

    Management has been shaddy this past three year and not clear what they wanted. Poor management levels as well and G&A not pay well accordingly to today's living cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize your employees effort to work and clearly project trust and wisdom as of where you want to take the company in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent management

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    • 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
  7.  

    Company going through the transition phase

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, smart colleagues, start-up friendly culture

    Cons

    flat learning curve in consulting stream, no one gets onshore opportunities in first year, low employee morale currently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Campus pass-outs join the firm hoping that it'll be a great learning opportunity for them. In absence of learning opportunities, attrition is bound to happen. Management should push policies that ensure steep learning curve for freshers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    " Lack of good quality projects in certain business verticals.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    - Informal work culture; very approachable and friendly seniors/colleagues
    - Work life balance
    - decent amount of top-down transparency
    - Leadership change in recent times which can bring the firm out of muddy waters

    Cons

    - Inability to convert big projects
     - Certain BUs find diminishing share in the overall business leading to low employee morale
     - Not so state-of-the-art training facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Focus on providing good quality and productive work and professional exposure to the employees especially the fresher ones.
    2. Streamline on business verticals and pitch for good projects in order to bring certainty and focus back in the firm.
    Having said this, with the new leadership team in place the firm looks set for a better future ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    best training camp for new graduate students to enter bid data industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Analytics Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    very flat structure, inspiring intelligent people.to work with

    Cons

    total different industry for different project, different project management style. quick pick up ability is needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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