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A complete disaster! Stay away!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Marketing in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Marketing in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at OpenText full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Some smart people that have been with the company for some time now. Nice offices and a relatively competitive salary. The company's original senior execs are wonderful to work with.

Cons

- A hodge podge of acquired product offerings that are not well integrated
- Little to no process in place to bring new employees up to speed, especially those in satellite offices
- Relatively new executive management team that does not take staff's suggestions under consideration

Since 2012, the company has hired on senior managers to lead marketing who have brought in a "my way or the highway" attitude that hampers creativity significantly. If you are considering a position within marketing, you've been forewarned of the toxic atmosphere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in new marketing executives who actually bring the experience of planning and conducting marketing campaigns themselves...not just managers who make demands and take credit for the work of their teams.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for - if you know whose shoulders to rub

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, good processes and efficient workforce

    Cons

    Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place....

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    • Culture & Values
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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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