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Doing OK but not leading edge

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Solid company but far from leading edge. Stable management

Cons

Not in a growing segment

Advice to Management

Shake things up

Other Employee Reviews for OpenText

  1. Helpful (8)

    Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely large, non-integrated bag of solutions to sell, huge customer base, some solutions are very mature, if you can find them...there are MANY very intelligent people buried within the employee base

    Cons

    Huge % of unhappy or ignored customers across all solution silos, new senior management including new CEO come from Oracle/CA background, compensation and % of overachievers dropping steadily in new fiscal year, solution consultants not compensated on deals so they have no vested interest in going above and beyond, huge services quotas killing annual OTE

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the Canadian culture, focus on compensating very smart people to overachieve and take advantage of the very wide solution set, invest in your employees instead of slashing costs across all expense areas driving even more employee turnover


  2. Helpful (13)

    Awful company to be a sales rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sorry I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, zero focus on product innovation or integrating all the legacy products in the stack via acquisition, and the EIM thing is not a vision but a pipe dream that is totally divorced from the reality of the company's product portfolio. Halfway through this fiscal year, over 2/3 of the sales reps had sold less than $100K in total revenue and less than 10 reps were on pace to make quota. Yet somehow, the company keeps reporting earnings growth. Virtually every rep in the entire company is currently interviewing elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Please explain how the company continues to report record earnings while over 90% of the sales force is under quota.


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