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OT has become a one CEO show

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at OpenText full-time

Pros

Mostly good people, and a few hidden gems. OT is rich of his people. Great skills and personalities but most of the time under-utilized or un-appreciated.

Cons

Pyramidal decision making is biggest challenge. CEO asks all the right questions and has the right strategy, but engages too deep in tactical activities (down to e-mail marketing subject line sometime) resulting in paralysis. Demotivated sales force, clueless marketing, overwhelmed R&D and excessive bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop running a 5,500 people company as a 100 people one.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Nice Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Friendly Working Environment
    Good work life balance
    pick n drop

    Cons

    You are not exposed to much challenging work and sometimes insensitive Management
    No work from home option other than managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OpenText as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is in a strong position financially.

    They are continually improving processes for integrating acquired companies (and their employees) into the OpenText family.

    Events such as Easter party for families with kids, Earth Day clean-up, etc. help create sense of community.

    Cons

    Departments can feel very isolated from each other.

    Unconventional desk configuration probably does lead to more collaboration, but also significantly increases noise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good that videos and audio recordings are made available to those who are unable to attend events such as town halls, but it's hard to take advantage of them without disturbing co-workers. Providing transcripts would allow us to catch up quietly. Equipping computers with headphones would also work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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