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6 people found this helpful  

Very mundane & pointless if you are not part of the gang!

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) Reading, England (UK)

Pros- Company is doing well, they effectively acquire 2 companies a year on average, milk the maintenance, get rid of dead wood & duplicate services, and pour minimal R&D into new products
- Salary's are market average
- Stock is doing very well
- Benefits are on par with most US/Canadian software companies
- Majority of people have been there for a long time

Cons- Support management are very clicky with each other, you will struggle to break into the group and therefore career in any aspect is very limited
- Agencies are reluctant to hire you of you worked here, they have a belief that majority of people lack skills suitable in other companies
- Most people don't leave because they have been there so long that they are scared to leave
- Young managers are often unprofessional & lack experience
- If you have been acquired, your best bet is to leave unless they offer you a good position, most of your team will eventually dissipate
- Culture is often lacking, good games room & breakout area, many events organised however very little acknowledgement of hard work and effort
- Products mostly cannot integrate with each other, company grows by acquisition with little thought on product integration, as such they sometimes have multiple products that do the same thing
- In Canada, this is a great place to work, don't be fooled by this in Reading or other Euorpean locations
- Treat employees with little respect

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the employees and don't rest on the fact that the company doing so well is going to keep people here forever. Also pay more focus on the poor management in EMEA. Try 360 reviews to get a better understanding of what is really going on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work at, friendly and helpful people

    BI Developer (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OpenText as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: it's a dynamic, fast-growing company. Great leaders that are insightful.… Cons: May experience highly repetitive work. facility is not very good. Cafe… Advice to Senior Management: The monthly meeting with CTO was a highlight while I… – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    OK if you are in the right group / team / division

    Solutions Consultant (Current Employee)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: - have tools for individuals to do self study to improve their own knowledge - has an… Cons: - lack of direction if you are not in the "main" division - a lot of… Advice to Senior Management: - get all the lay offs and restructuring done and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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