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OpenText Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
309 Reviews
2.7
309 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.  

    Good

    • 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

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not that attractive

  2.  

    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

    Pros

    Very less work pressure
    Great timings

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities for less experienced people.
    Salary hikes are not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Fun yet bumpy ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OpenText full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with some very talented people on some challenging projects over the years.My overall experience at OpenText was positive, yet I would still caution people considering work at this company.

    Cons

    Company is driving growth through acquisition and cost reductions. Companies are acquired, stripped bare, expenses reduced and semi integrated into OpenText. This can make for an unsettling work environment for employees at all levels. Senior Management are consistently dishonest with customers and employees and this dishonesty permeates the corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not chattel. They are also not believing the story you are telling. This is why you have a continuous exodus of your best talent and the challenges you have with product delivery commitments and customer satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fast pace, have a lot of traction in the oil and gas and also in public sector

    Cons

    No time to train, very little support from upper management, roadmaps are never respected

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for - if you know whose shoulders to rub

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, good processes and efficient workforce

    Cons

    Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Still don´t have enough time to evaluate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Good portifolio to work with

    Cons

    doesn´t have a clear strategy in BR

  8.  

    Company involves in lots of products.

    • 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

    one might find many techonologies or products to learn

    Cons

    communication is delayed some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work-life balance and benefits are real good, but it's hard to make your mark.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unless you're in a position where you travel, the work-life balance is good and the benefits (except for salary) are just really great.
    If you love to be challenged, you definitely have possibilities.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions make the company feel like a patchwork. Working environment can be soooo different from one office to the other.
    The company being global, you keep working with people you never meet; it's easy to get the feeling that you are just another drop in the ocean.
    The only way to increase your income is to get a promotion, so people either get "fake" job titles (created by the manager to justify the raise) or get promoted to positions where they don't belong.
    The higher management changes very often too, you get the feeling they are disposable - no long term vision there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the marketing strategy, the product names and buying new companies, and just start integrating the acquisitions, hiring people to grow and solidify the great products we already have, and please, please, please, redefine the internal structure so making our own numbers don't get in the way of another team's numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Usually something to be getting on with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Not alot of pressure to get things done quickly

    Cons

    Can be tedious and not very rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow developers to put their skills to good use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A difficult but necessary journey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    We are entering an exciting new phase as an organisation but that necessarily requires some change in both thinking and attitude. However the direction we are going is the right one even if the waters are a bit choppy just now

    Cons

    A lot of the sense of opentext community seems to have left the business just now and there's a sense of all work no play which I believe that balance needs to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action on the growing perception that there is little tolerance of the dissenting voice. Not all management actions are right and not all doubting Thomas's are wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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