OpenText Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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.

  3. 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The level of innovation is lacking.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Open Text

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep consistency in leadership team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Organized Chaos with Interesting People

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Work on better communication and provide stability in the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Low Pay

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    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)

    Pros

    Nice Work life balance, Vacation

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to industry standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great team, great resources when you can get them, good pay and accounts

    Cons

    The right hand has no clue what the left hand is doing. Through acquisition, resources and teams are separate per solution. Unattainable quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep yourself in the ivory tower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Ok company

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Decent culture in Canada ,,decent benefits

    Cons

    Becoming a mini CA focused more on renewal revenue than new license revenue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the field. New license growth should be where you focus not on renewals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Challenging work, Lots of acquisitions. Still not a bad place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at OpenText (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Life work balance if you know how.
    Most people are great.

    Cons

    Upper management only worries about money.
    Superb software lineup that is being underutilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry more about the customer base and satisfaction. Listen to the workers and not the money.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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