OpenText Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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OpenText President & CEO 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. Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company that gives importance to what software quality is, organized and everyone's willing to assist. Pay I'd say is average for the area/industry and overall great company to work for, whether you're starting or deep in your career

    Cons

    Since we're in the middle of an acquisition expect some loop holes on processes, software metrics could be used a little more, however the most important ones are being used, wouldn't mind a few bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management has done a great job at keeping talented individuals and helping the ones struggling, keep it up, make sure the new company upper management knows a few success stories.


  2. Research and Development

    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Professional environment to work, decent projects, good trainings on technologies.

    Cons

    No much of growth opportunities.


  3. Software engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products and latest technologies used

    Cons

    growth does not seem to be organic

    Advice to Management

    Hire right people and build teams rather than acquisitions


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  5. Solid company that's feels big but not too big.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Afforded an opportunity to work on a modern technology stack. Lots of time off. Strong company overall.

    Cons

    Have to work long hours leading up to major releases. The team feels a bit understaffed at times. They have a penchant for layoffs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Pretty good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Data Center Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great manager and good pay for what we do. The job isnt too stressful and it is a pretty laid back environment.

    Cons

    They need to stop acquiring new companies and focus on the ones they have already acquired and integrate them better to form a unified company. It feels a bit sectioned at times.

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus more on a structured training program instead of just relying on your other employees to do the training,


  7. Helpful (2)

    Recently acquired by OpenText

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Development in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director, Product Development in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company seems sincere to be employee friendly and do show they care. Good recognition programs and their culture seems to be entrepreneurial. Work-life balance is good. technology stack is exiting and I think is well positioned for the future

    Cons

    Career growth may be limited, OpenText is composed of many small acquisitions and most location are too small to offer localized career growth. Salaries in my opinion seem to lag its peers in my region. Very cost conscious company, almost to an extreme. Almost no money is spent of employee development. Extremely hierarchical and almost everything required CEO approval

    Advice to Management

    Give more localize budgetary and approval control to Directors so that they can be more nimble and have more flexibility to meet their goals.


  8. Great place to start in the Enterprise software industry!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Customers are always happy, which in turn creates a more positive work environment...... 2. Coworkers are smart, open minded and EXTREMELY helpful! Haven't come across a "bad attitude" yet and I actually like to come to work every day..... 3. Benefits are also great (especially compared to those of most US companies).... 4. Salary is ok.... 5. Management is always open to suggestions and is very "fair".... 6. I can go to dr's appointments, go on vacation, etc. without negative pressure from management. They actually encourage us to use our vacation, instead of making us feel bad about taking off.

    Cons

    1. Compensation could be better..... 2. Middle management doesn't seem too involved in growth sometimes...... 3. As someone else mentioned there wasn't a great process for performance review, however this has started changing in the past month or so.... 4. Also the company tends to acquire more than they produce native applications, but again this seems to be changing as we make a shift towards cloud offerings..... 5. On board training needs more structure.... 6. Doesn't seem like many opportunities exist to move up, at least from a sales perspective

    Advice to Management

    Better training and performance review.


  9. Large company with good career path options

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thought the benefits and compensation were very competitive on a national scale and I was able to live remotely so long as I could access an airport. I really enjoyed my coworkers and direct management team.

    Cons

    I didn't find the culture to be as entrepreneurial as I would have liked and found it to be a little slavish to process. Not necessarily a bad thing, just not the culture that I enjoy. Also when I was employed there, there was little opportunity to work or meet others in our group in face to face settings. That may have changed.


  10. Very nice company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Some of the Pros of working at OpenText are: 1. The Customers are GREAT! Rarely does anyone call in irate. 2. Management is SUPER! 3. Learning new platforms and services that we support.

    Cons

    Some cons for me are: 1. THEY ARE NOT HIRING PERMANENT! I've been there are a while now as a temp and still haven't been hired. 2. The pay is NOT on par with other jobs in the same field.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and pay!


  11. Great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Great managers. Good pay. Easy. Fun environment.

    Cons

    They work contract to contract.



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