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People that join, rarely leave. So its doing something right.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at OpenText

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

In UK: Employee chrun rate is low. Many employees on 5/10+ years. Relaxed, small company culture. Empowered individuals, Entreprenuerial atmosphere. Supportive of individuals. Never stands still, always changing....!

Cons

Never stands still, always changing...! American (corporate) colleagues adrift from feeling in UK. Ruthless at acquistion time. Failure to make any cost of living pay rises for last 5 years.

Advice to Management

Product base and associated marketing still needs massive refinement. Brand is still non-existent. Staff on the ground starting to become disillusioned through lack of any performance related pay increases; or any increases at all since 2005. Training and enablement of staff outside Waterloo is still some what under stated. Still love the company though so must be doing some stuff right!

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  1. Confused direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Not the place it used to be...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at OpenText

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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