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human Software Engineer, Engineering
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January 1970

The people are great and the mission was worth it, but the employees did not feel valued by the company. Communication was poor and oftentimes responses to complaints were answered unsatisfactorily with "just suck it up" or "there are worse things."

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
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Hours, Culture
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Improve my compensation
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anon15678 Product Manager
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January 1970

Make sure your manager is doing as much as he (and it's almost certainly a "he") can for you. Push him, if you need to.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
Not eligible for bonus
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Don't know how the new Oracle regime will do.
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon1510
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January 1970

Opower has been great to me. We recently sold to Oracle, not sure what will change or if I will even have a job anymore.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
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Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Merger with Oracle happening, not sure what's to come.
Improve my compensation
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pineapple234
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January 1970

No women at the top. Some diversity efforts in play, but no awesome results yet.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
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Hours, Policies
Not enough women in positions of influence
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon1463
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January 1970

Great place to work - recommen. Too bad it just got bought.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
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Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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Anonymous - 8422
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January 1970

It was a great place to work, although the Executive team can and should do more to make sure women are promoted into leadership positions. That said, who knows how the company will be in 6 months after the acquisition goes through.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
We recently succeeded in increasing parental leave to 16 weeks paid for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers. However, with the acquisition, it's unclear if Oracle will honor this policy.
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Hours, Culture, Policies
Opower was recently acquired by Oracle, so it's unclear how, if at all, the corporate culture will shift. According to Oracle's website, only 29% of their employees are women.
Very uncertain time given the acquisition
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lavendar1
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January 1970

Opower is a high intensity company with a vibrant, young vibe. Due to the long hours and stress levels, though, it does seem that there is a higher than normal level of burnout (vs what I've seen at the other software companies I've worked for). I think the company IS STARTING TO go out of its way to make up for past issues with diversity but they have a lot of ground to make up so it will take some time. Pay is less than what I would expect given work load but I'm not sure if that discrepancy leans more toward one gender or not (I have no insight into pay).

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
None taken
Yes
Culture, Policies
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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anon1432 Client Success
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January 1970

It is a great place to work if you have kids. As a women (with or without kids), there are defintely some improvements that could be made. For example, leadership is mostly (white) males.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon1426
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January 1970

Come work here, but be ready to fight for yourself, especially in a technical role.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
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Hours, Culture, Policies
I like my job, I like the work that I do, and I like my coworkers. But I'd be lying if I said there weren't things I see here that bother me a lot. A team that hasn't hired a woman in years, women who are promoted later than their male colleagues, a woman who makes less than a man at a lower level in the same job, or reviews that use words like "abrasive" or "overly confident" to describe women.
Promote more women into leadership positions
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hellO Client Success
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January 1970

Day-to-day life is pretty fun and colleagues are wonderfully supportive, kind, and intelligent. However, success (growth, promotions) largely requires waiting to be "plucked" up by an advocate, and much of the leadership team are males so it is difficult to find a female role model to emulate, get advice from, or be advocated for by.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours, Culture, Policies
No
Don't have promotions and performance visibility be so dependent on luck of who your manager is and on your personality type.

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