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Director of Systems Engineering

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Former Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in Austin, TX

I worked at OpenText

Pros

From the beginning to the end (of four years), it was great to be allowed freedom to spread my wings and succeed on my own terms.

Cons

As a remote employee, I found it challenging to disengage from the high-pressure firehose of information and projects coming my way. But that was my own fault, for not maintaining balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I was very happy with my management team, and I suppose the best advice I could give is to pay attention to what each of the team is contributing, and tailor/recognize their work accordingly.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible - Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Good place to work if you're interested in collecting a pay check

    Cons

    Terrible place to work if you want to accomplish anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to treat/ reward employees better.

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

    Not a horrible company

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Open Text is not going to disappear anytime soon, the overall goals of the company are very clear and senior management is very committed to those goals.

    Cons

    Although, the company is stable their acquisition scheme makes job security very impossible to gauge. Very often "redundant" positions are eliminated and unnecessary fat is trimmed. Employee appraisals are pointless, since there is no reward for good or excellent performance. At the time of the acquisition of my company we were told that our salaries would be reviewed and they would rebalance us accordingly. Based on all research we are grossly underpaid and no talk any longer of relieving that.

    Although, Open Text is growing it does not seem that there are many opportunities for advancement. The few opportunities that do come up, middle management will bypass protocol and just simply “tap” someone to move up. In many cases this is based on subjective criteria rather than raw facts, and gives the appearance of inadequacy. Morale can be very low at times, however senior management will rally the troops in an attempt to make them forget about how little they make and their future is very bleak to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management and shareholders, is to forget about the $2 Million that the CEO is paid each year, and start taking care of those who take care of them. When we received a 29% increase in health care costs, Open Text did nothing to help offset that cost to the employees. With inflation moving so quickly, you would expect to at least maintain a resonable living.

    Approves of CEO
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