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OpenText Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.8 253 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

OpenText President & CEO Mark J. Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea

(113 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues (in 45 reviews)

  • The work environment is one of the best I have experienced (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management (in 13 reviews)

  • Seeing some sudden change in direction from upper management (in 11 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start, IT wise, but not for a long-term career.

    Technical Consultant (Former Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsCo-workers were among the most knowledgeable group of people and fun to work with

    ConsAny level of management has absolutely no clue on what they're doing. Most of them were granted their positions and there really was no EEOE for those roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay market value. OT has a high turn over rate because employees learn good job skills, but remain poorly paid, then find better paying jobs based on the skills they learned at OT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Opentext acquired us in an M&A

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you didnt want to take chances and continue to use old technology fax, telex this is the place to go

    ConsThe fax messaging business is dwindling - time to invent something new. But there is no innovation and just putting lipstick on a pig to make it look new.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate! Get young talent! Dont let management hire their relatives or have them work for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Run away as fast as possible

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsDecent base salaries and benefits

    ConsInept senior management, lousy products, unattainable quotas, unhappy client base. Management by how many appointments you have a week, no formula for how quotas and accounts are assigned.

    Advice to Senior Managementbring in new management who has a clue

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood solutions, leader in the space, benefits, 3 weeks vacation, base pay, great customers, interesting solutions, great partnership with SAP,

    ConsForecast calls twice a week on Thursday and Friday. No equity . Low growth organization with a start up comp plan. Harass you on you vacation day to join weekly forecast meetings. Leads non existent

    Advice to Senior ManagementSix on-site meetings week is not enough. Perhaps we should shoot for 20 meetings. You just don't get it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Watch your back

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFrontline people are terrific - the higher you go, be careful

    ConsSr Mgt clueless to the point of embarrasing

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of the way of people who actually know how to do their job

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Getting the help you need to succeed take too much effort

    Senior Solution Engineer (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCompletely virtual work environment and if you thrive in an environment where you can be anonymous, then this works well.

    ConsManagement has not gotten the sales organization into the same room for more than 18 months. The relationships between technical pre-sales and the sales organization is dead. High turn-over leads to constant re-training. The products are aging and sales cycles are long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring people together, build relationships and stop trying to do everything virtual. Fix your support system and give people help to win big opportunities instead of leaving them on an island to fend for themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Only join if you don't expect to get paid your commission

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI honestly can't think of a single one. This has been the worst place to work, and I can't wait to find a new job! Good news is, they're hiring! I bet you can't wait to sign up! One more opening will be available soon.

    ConsPeople are getting fired all over the place. Organic growth is non-existant. The products don't work. Support increases and acquisition are the only ways the company is increasing profits. I pity the Wall Street investors who can't see that this business is a house of cards that is about to topple.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above. Pay your top people fairly and maybe they will have some interest in not quitting. Management team is disconnected and doesn't care that the core of the company is rotten.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Stay away ...

    R&D (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a lot of good people that still work for the company, but unfortunately I don't see any in my reporting structure

    ConsVery poor communication, little consideration for employees, poor management decisions, low pay, decent vision but the day to day isn't attached to reality, micro-managing from on high, constant change/disruption with expectations that the employees will pick up the pieces and work overtime to achieve what is then required with little information but many demands.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Can't trust them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWill tell anything so you take a job

    Conswill not follow through on promises

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    16 people found this helpful  

    A terrible, terrible company

    Sales (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThere are no pros to working at OT unless you are one of the incompetent, overpaid executives in Mark's inner circle.

    Cons90% of customers are extremely unhappy with OT, over 90% of OT sales reps are under quota, the products are mostly outdated garbage, zero innovation, constant micromanagement, marketing and inside sales produce no leads. It is a perfect storm of incompetent management, absurd pricing, and outdated technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow does OT report record earnings every quarter while over 90% of the sales force is under quota? Are you lying about the company's performance to your sales reps (as an excuse not to pay them), or to your investors (to make the company look more valuable than it really is)?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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