Opower combines insightful analytics, behavioral science, and cutting-edge designs to assist utility clients around the globe in elevating their customer experience. Clients of Opower have helped their consumers save 10 terawatt-hours of energy, millions of pounds of CO2, and more than a billion dollars in energy bills. And, most importantly, Opower is helping build a clean energy future, which is the mission of the company.
“What’s fantastic about Opower’s culture is that everyone sort of shares this feeling of working toward a great mission and, specifically, working to transform how utilities relate to their customers. And moving the electric industry into a cleaner future,” shares Nik Philipsen, a product manager. “And, so, you see a lot of passion. You see a lot of people who are really driven to accomplish something beyond just what their job entails. And that’s sort of infectious.”
At Opower, good ideas thrive, no matter where in the organization they come from. All team members have the power to think outside their job descriptions and change the way things are done. “Opower is a place where, if their ideas are good and they’re willing to put in the effort to bring them to fruition,” says Brett Witt, CTO of Infrastructure, “anyone at almost any job level is able to have a substantial impact on the business and the products that we make.” And at the end of the workday, the staff feels proud knowing their company is shaping the way millions of people use energy.
And other important part of the company culture, which also plays a large role in client success, is that leadership trusts employees immediately. “You are trusted with the big things from the day you walk in this building, and you are asked to take on big challenges. You have the opportunity to do those things with the opportunity of success from day one,” says Gina Valo, Director of Client Support.
But the positive culture doesn’t stop there. Opower employees have fun on the regular, from setting up a petting zoo in the parking garage to running events like Office Olympics, as well as enjoying free weekly lunches, massages, and sponsored team outings. Oh, and there are often a few dogs hanging out around the office, too.
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Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author