OpenText Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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OpenText President & CEO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
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Pros
  • Good work life balance with a mobile working culture (in 50 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, great work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The senior management has completely lost the plot when it comes to what is important (in 15 reviews)

  • Even when the budget isn't frozen good luck trying to squeeze a dime out of upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Your Experience depends on your group

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    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Sales
    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Sales

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people, wonderful colleagues. The team I'm on now is the best team I've ever been part of. The benefits are great, wonderful healthcare, FSA, and they cover your phone.

    Cons

    Exceedingly difficult to get raises unless you have an offer letter from a competitor. No cost of living increases, they count on you to change jobs if you want an increase, but doing so is not easy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not too bad

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth. You get a week off at Christmas time paid. People are knowledgable. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of reorgs, Pay was not as good as other companies. Some managers were not qualified.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Sr Account Executive

    Current Employee - Sales in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good commission plan and benefits. There is ample opportunity for employees to work virtually from home or another office.

    Cons

    Open text is a large company with the same challenges any large company faces. They could do a better job of field enablement all around.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work with the field on sales strategies more often and less of the top down push.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Okay work environment but lots of bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, some managers are attentive, interesting work. Long term employees can advance upwards although there are limits based on years of service/experience.

    Cons

    Pay was towards the lower end of similar companies. Satellite offices tended to be dreary with low morale and constant downsizing. The company only seems to be capable of growth or developing new products through acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on which company to acquire next and instead on how to make use of the companies you've already acquired. Stop doing reorgs every 6 months.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Cool 8:30 to 5:30 job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText

    Pros

    Free cab , no work pressure and work life balance

    Cons

    Work is not at all challenging or exciting.


  7. Great place to work, but lack innovation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. It tries to be a big company.

    Cons

    The level of innovation is lacking.


  8. Open Text

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast growing Dynamic organization that services and supports thousands of companies across all industry verticals.

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategy and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep consistency in leadership team.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Organized Chaos with Interesting People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working from is great but that means lots of travel. The work changes often so there are constant new challenges; you never get comfortable and feel you can stay there. That can be either bad or good depending on your personality. Get to work with some really great people across the globe. Most colleagues are smart, competent, fun and engaged. Most everyone has a entrepreneurial attitude.

    Cons

    Never comfortable with employment status. Too many other companies purchased causes duplication of roles. Lack of quality communication causes uneasiness.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better communication and provide stability in the workplace.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great work environment. Using latest technologies in new projects.

    Cons

    Seeing some sudden change in direction from upper management. Not sure if all possible alternatives are being discussed or if it is being mandated.

    Advice to Management

    Direction seems to be correct. I would like to see top level management discuss mandates with teams that are being impacted most by decision before it is made.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Work life balance, Vacation

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to industry standard



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