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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance is good and a good environment to work in (in 20 reviews)

  • Great work hour, work from home option (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can vary from being awesome to being awful (in 10 reviews)

  • IT/Technology - Being a big data company, there is no understanding or expertise in hadoop/computer architecture (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Deeply entrepreneurial in approach; some of the smartest people to work with.

    Cons

    Un-structured transition from consulting to Big Data

    Advice to Management

    Clarify short, medium and long term vision and align go-to-market approach accordingly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear vision and mission - To help companies extract & use intelligence, at scale, hidden in all their enterprise wide data assets ; using both technology & human intelligence . Proposition around analytics has evolved over the years and is now very clearly defined & differentiated from some of the other firms operating in this space.
    Innovative business model - Offerings built to add value to firms on both ends of the big data maturity pyramid ; point solutions & analytics as a service for some of the less mature firms and enterprise wide software for some of the more mature firms
    Culture - Very entrepreneurial ; Freedom to innovate ; Freedom to shape your own career : Multitude of roles to chose from - Could work as a business consultant, as a product manager or as a technology expert or ALL ! taking on extremely challenging & ambiguous business problems and building very creative & sustainable solutions, using technology & human insight, to solve them is ingrained in the DNA of the firm

    Cons

    lack of a very well defined career path - This is good and bad both - Good as you have the flexibility to discover what you like and accordingly shape up your career and bad because you may get lost ! (especially when you have very clear career goals)

    Advice to Management

    Now that the transformation to a big data analytics company is complete ; Need to be more aggressive in spreading awareness around the core mission of the company and how it differentiates itself from other companies in this space


  3. Helpful (2)

    "I had high hopes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Lead by example and appreciate your staff.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Total disapointment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a 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


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing work culture, good ethic

    Cons

    can improve tech stack, databases


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Opera has been a great learning experience. There are lots of opportunities to grow, develop, and challenge yourself professionally. Tons of company perks i.e. parties/happy hours, monthly birthday celebrations, book club, etc.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, but Opera has a lot of training opportunities


  9. "Attrition at data management level"

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. You get to work with different clients
    2. Good level of autonomy
    3. Work life balance
    4. Good employee benefits
    5. Good level of learning through training and development initiatives

    Cons

    1. Work may get repetitive across projects
    2. May need to be little pro active during holidays or even weekends sometimes

    Advice to Management

    1. Focus more on low level retention in operations domain so that attrition at those levels can be minimized by shadow staffing project analytics people with senior analytics people so that they can see some career prospects.
    2. Put high performing employees on a fast track program so that they can grow much faster as those employees would be loyal to the organization as well as simultaneously learn and grow his/her career too


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from this company!"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Solutions Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    working remotely is the only pro.

    Cons

    No communication, company is putting all it's money and resources into Signal Hub, and nobody even really knows what it is, and what makes it so special.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very diverse.

    Cons

    Not a deal breaker at all but would be nice if company bonuses were consistent.


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