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Used to be a great place....

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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

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    Quality Assurance Technician

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Peterborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Peterborough, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great team working environment where everyone is looking out for one another.

    Cons

    Low-starting salaries with minimal annual increase which result in somewhat high job turnover and low morale at times. Company acquisitions make it difficult to care about the company when the company just sees the employees as a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to make people stay, great people end up moving on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Victim of yet another acquisition, big "no culture" shock

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Security of a large firm certainly allays any fears of the company being acquired, in this case they are the big fish eating the small. The company does have a strong focus area in the content management space.

    Cons

    They just keep buying smaller companies without fully digesting what they have, all to make the balance sheet look good. The nett effect is a very mismatched organisation with no sense of a common culture and many business units acting as if they are competing with one another. the company that I was with was acquired by OpenText in 2013 and when we asked the COO if he had any idea of what the technology offered, he openly said "No, but the balance sheet looked good, so we bought it". Needless to say, I left shortly afterwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing exclusively on shareholder value and become more people centric. Your employees are the gold, not just the money in the bank.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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