Captaris

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Captaris Reviews

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    Captaris (now OpenText) is a good place to work - decent pay, benefits and great products

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    Former Employee - Software Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Captaris allows you to grow at your own pace and at the same time provides healthy competetive culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it is easy to get lost in the corporate world and focus on wrong things. As in any company, politics is always there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus bit more on the employee. People are your #1 asset and making sure they are happy and performing at peak will always help you get the best from them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Captaris

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Captaris

    Pros

    The company paid well even though they were losing money hand over fist. They were aquired by open text September 2008 and the dismantling started immediately.

    Cons

    Telling everyone they were going to find a buyer that would keep the company intact. Basically gave everyone false hope, then let everyone go right on the middle of a recession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise to give, the company has been sold and more than half the company has been let go right in the middle of a recession. Everyone lost their jobs to Canadians.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good team of people, facing hard business challenges

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Captaris

    Pros

    Captaris is an interesting Technology company to work for. The employees are a good team of knowledgable people that are great to work with and learn from. The company is alway pushing into new areas and technologies and it was exciting to be a part of that growth and learning for the company.

    Cons

    Senior Captaris management does not do a good enough job as it should in communicating the goals and strategies to employees. Senior management needs to spend more face-to-face time with employees in the trenches and make them feel a part of the business. There was confusing leadership changes that was not communicated clearly to staff and the transition had a stronger negative impact than it should have, had there been more openness and truthfulness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Spend more time listening to employees who are 'in the trenches'
    - Make sure employees feel listened to, and engaged with the business

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid place to work with poor exec management

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales

    I worked at Captaris

    Pros

    Captaris was well run from the mid level management standpoint however senior leadership was somewhat out of touch.

    Cons

    Senior leadership was out of touch with the employees. Many times products were developed and released without insight from the sales and marketing teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since Captaris is no longer in business due to the Open Text acquisition I don't have much advice except to learn from your mistakes and lead the next company a bit better.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice yes, but nice is not good.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Vianen, North Brabant (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Sales in Vianen, North Brabant (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Captaris

    Pros

    lots of travel, and do you own thing. work with enterprise companies

    Cons

    small team, product develpment team is not in touch with customer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    from good to great.... remember? still on the bus, but for how long?

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering

    I worked at Captaris

    Pros

    Talented workers, Bonuses shared widely, Interesting Windows platform development.

    Cons

    Negative revenue growth means consolidation and employment contraction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the value of your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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