OpenText

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OpenText Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
294 Reviews
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294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues (in 50 reviews)

  • Customers are always happy, which in turn creates a more positive work environment (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recently acquired by OpenText

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Product Development in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director, Product Development in Gaithersburg, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start in the Enterprise software industry!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better training and performance review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Large company with good career path options

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire and pay!

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Great managers. Good pay. Easy. Fun environment.

    Cons

    They work contract to contract.

  7.  

    Good company so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    We were recently acquired by OT so I don't have a lot of details. The culture seems nice and the people I've worked with are very friendly.

    Cons

    None so far. The transitioning of systems is a bit of a challenge but I don't mind. It keeps my day to day interesting,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For now I would say I'm to new to this company to be giving management advice.

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

    Good company - great colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Despite being a med-large company, you still get recognized with gifts and mementos for your work Anniversary, birthdays big personal events in your life. Additionally , most of the people I have worked with are smart, and passionate about making a contribution.

    Cons

    Opentext is constantly buying companies, which makes it difficult to have a cohesive product strategy. Customers are confused about our offerings, and the employees are confused because the change is so rapid. It is difficult to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of integrating the companies/products that are underneath the Open Text umbrella. Cross train people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people and a good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    OpenText is a global corporation and most of the people you'll deal with day-to-day are competent, friendly, and helpful. Working from home is not an issue and schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to be willing to make investments in existing products, preferring to hire large numbers of junior developers offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it's good for a software organization to hire young, fresh minds, there needs to be a balanced approach. The issues with the existing products, upon which ongoing revenue depends, are not going to be solved by just adding bandwidth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, good products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at OpenText full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with many incredible people, all dedicated to delivering outstanding solutions and services.

    Cons

    Growth appears to be by acquisition only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company feels top heavy; need workers, need good leaders, and need to communicate better to staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sr Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Scoping projects for future releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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