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Confused direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at OpenText

Pros

Okay benefit package
Supportive peers
Decent work life balance
Good engineering staff
Good technical support
Accomplish more with less staff

Cons

Poor corporate communication
Poor integration of acquisitions
Non-supportive managerial staff and no collaboration
Hard to navigate through organization
multiple layoffs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Forward thinking on product development
Better attention to communication
Focus on career growth
More strategic thinking toward programs and campaigns

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for OpenText

  1.  

    Not the place it used to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    -great co-workers
    -excellent products
    -good vacation package
    -strong support from Human Resources

    Cons

    -too much political in-fighting prevents major decisions from being made
    -no direction at the departmental level
    -compensation not in line with market values
    -extreme difficulty in procuring resources to complete projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -start listening to your employees, they know what the customers want
    -establish decisive leadership
    -regular reviews of market compensation values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company if you are interested in a work/life balance and like finance/acquisitions (not building software)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    The acquisitions team is great at finding hidden undervalued gems of companies to acquire, and it is exciting to be involved in this process if you happen to be involved in the finance aspect of things. The company is good at enabling work/life balance and the health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Finance & accounting dominates the company culture and does not mesh well with the more risk-embracing aspects of the R&D organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to appear to be a software company, more care should be taken to integrate the technical parts of acquired companies - Open Text is very efficient at integrating the financial entities of acquired companies, but not the engineering and IT organizations within the acquired companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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