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Opera Solutions Reviews

Updated 30 Sep 2019

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2.6
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14 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work-life balance; things to learn for junior level(in 25 reviews)

  • "(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Under-utilization of resources from India office on analytics projects(in 18 reviews)

  • "Un-structured transition from consulting to Big Data(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Engagement Manager"

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for 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.

    Opera Solutions2016-10-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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

    I have been working at Opera Solutions full-time for 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

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    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

    Opera Solutions2015-09-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I had high hopes"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Opera Solutions

    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.

    Opera Solutions2014-04-17
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Total disapointment"

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

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time for 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

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    Opera Solutions2013-01-15
  5. Helpful (2)

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

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

    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...

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    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.

    Opera Solutions2011-08-26
  6. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Noida
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have worked with Opera Solutions 1 year back, 1. Good perks 2. On-site opportunity 3. Good policies 4. Good people to work with

    Cons

    1. Slow growth 2. You will have to work on some tools

    Opera Solutions2019-09-30
  7. "Average Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst 

    I worked at Opera Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Food and Friendly HR

    Cons

    No personal and professional growth.

    Opera Solutions2019-06-23
  8. "Just so so"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is OK.

    Cons

    You won't have much growth for your technique ability.

    Opera Solutions2019-06-05
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Needs new leadership"

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    Current Employee - Data Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun and challenging work

    Cons

    Don't know where to begin. Don't bully employees, don't spy on employees, match 401k, keep your word, stop firing or running off everyone. In short, get good at running a company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying and threatening, stop laying off (firing) everyone who have been loyal employees for years without severance or notice, start treating your employees well, stop spying on employees, start keeping your word

    Opera Solutions2019-06-11
  10. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good processes, US based culture, smart people

    Cons

    Work pressure and culture in the middle of a start-up and mature company

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries

    Opera Solutions2019-06-02
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