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Updated 8 Apr 2020

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Found 174 of over 184 reviews
67% Recommend to a Friend
Opower Founder & CEO Daniel Yates
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  • "Smart people... I've been working in Intel and Oracle before and the professional level in Opower is even higher.(in 38 reviews)
  • "Fun culture(in 17 reviews)
  • "coworkers are smart and friendly(in 16 reviews)
  • "Salary ranges seem competitive for DC while benefits and other perks are outstanding.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Great People who are passionate about what they do(in 6 reviews)
    1. 1.0
      8 Apr 2020
      Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Please read my thoughts below


      Working at Opower/Oracle was one of the most disheartening experiences of my professional life. Much like a toxic relationship, it was so surreal that it took distance to recognize how manipulative and evil it was. This is no longer a startup that cares about the environment or your career development. Product teams called "tribes" as in tribal warfare, were organized to fight against each other for resources or to get initiatives on the sacred roadmap. It was impossible to get anything built because the engineering teams were incorrectly staffed. The development department is a poster child for "full stack dilettante" any specialization was circa 1990. User testing, research, and data science are nonexistent, they fired that entire department before the acquisition, all that's left is a shell of its former self. The design and engineering teams, operate like a molasses waterfall. Management will lie to you about promotions here and there, oh next year we'll have the budget. They'll also interview prospective hires, tell them the job has closed, then weeks later tell them it's open again. The only way to become promoted is by sheer chance or by counter offering. Expect to be stuck on the one project forever. Want to take initiative and lead another project? They'll hire someone else to do that and keep you in your silo. On the plus side: the nice thing about the level of effort expected is you did not need to show up for work. So work life balance was a major plus, nobody cared and you could coast along into oblivion or just… work from home… Think you can use google drive, or dropbox, or anything modern? Think again! Oracle's tyrannical stronghold on being a monolith extends into its totalitarian culture: home brewed horrifying mail client from 1990 check, oradocs (aka bad google drive which misplaces documents) check, impossible to use expense reporting tool check.

      1. 4.0
        3 Sept 2019
        Client Success
        Former Employee, more than 5 years
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        -Great people who care passionately about energy efficiency. -Good medical benefits and leave policy once you hit manager or above


        -your happiness will depend heavily on which team you get staffed on. There are some highly under-resourced teams that result in frustration and burn-out among employees.

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      Opower has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 184 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Opower to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Opower employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Opower. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      67% of Opower employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Opower 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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