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OpenLink Financial Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
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OpenLink Financial President & CEO Dr. Mark N. Greene
Dr. Mark N. Greene
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was good considering most people who work here already have established family (in 5 reviews)

  • A company where you can learn a lot, they have clients in variety of industry (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No training, favoritism rules the company not people's potential, most of the people working here are looking for other jobs (in 5 reviews)

  • Bad bonus structure and little to no annual raises company wide (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short sighted strategy - tight market for growth - improving competition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Many experienced and seasoned employees

    Cons

    Merging different cultures and technology will be very hard to accomplish
    also let go of many experienced and seasoned employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Medium sized company with a small company mind

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for first job out of college. Nice corporate perks, benefits etc... Company has bi-monthly catering and employee events. Employees are friendly and helpful, HR is very strong department.

    Cons

    Very little visibility between management and employees. Employee morale and work culture was constantly negative, employees were not happy and consistently moving. New CEO came in and restructured all departments, massive layoffs left tenured employees jobless, further affecting morale. Development was very difficult to work with, no one wants to accept responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify promotion pathways, reach out to employees more and make them feel a part of your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Management

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

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

    Pros

    It's good experience to start but that's about it

    Cons

    There is zero job security, you can be laid off at any moments notice. Also there is no team closeness, everyone is only looking out for themselves. They also treat people poorly and promise opportunities that are not given so people are just strung along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    it's a job
    it pays some sum of money over zero
    benefits aren't the worst
    it's not not a job

    Cons

    Since I don't have the months required to articulate them all, here are the big and obvious ones.

    Management continues to be out of touch with the majority of the business, yet surprisingly (or not) hands on when it comes to raising their own pay.

    The attrition rate is downright terrifying. Great workers who know the industry well move to *less* successful financial software firms all the time. If the smartest guys in the room are bolting, think twice before you're the guy interviewing to take their places.

    "Training." I've been working here long enough to have completely forgotten what that word means.

    Career Trajectory is one of those terms that management has trouble defining as well. If you're a newer employee, expect to be at that same position for the length of your stay at the company, unless of course you've developed an immunity to the harmful bacteria found in the fecal matter of your supervisors, which you'd be forced to taste to even be considered for a promotion.

    Sales pipeline is essentially bare for the financial services division. It's not even theoretically good enough for H&F to spin as growth potential to prospective buyers.

    If you choose to take a position here, make sure it's because your family would starve if you didn't. A job at all in this economy is a blessing; but so is job security and psychological stability. OpenLink is good for a paycheck (not a great one) and described at its best as a means to an end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    H&F, you should have sold this place already. Every second that passes now is a guaranteed loss for all stakeholders, including employees who are forced to work through a period of revenue padding facilitated by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is toast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good if you are among the people not laid off. The new NYC offices are nice, the products while long in the tooth are still solid and respected in the industry

    Cons

    Mark Greene: This is a great company that is now run but Mark Greene for the benefit of Mark Greene. That means that he will continue to make money while the rest of us work and get crumbs. Someday, H&F will wake up and admit they made a mistake and realize that the company is now in its longest 'downward' spiral and will not come out of that spiral until the executive team is replaced with people that work hard, love the company, respect the employees, have people skills and know the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the owners of OpenLink: Replace Mark Greene and his cadre, they do not understand the industry or know how to interact with clients or employees./

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you made a mistake, try to fix it quickly.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Support Analyst in Uniondale, NY
    Former Employee - Client Support Analyst in Uniondale, NY

    I worked at OpenLink Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Team members were very nice and always helped each other when needed.
    -Work life balance was good considering most people who work here already have established family.

    Cons

    -Company tries to arrange a training program for new hires, however, due to the nature of the job, one can never be trained without actually working on the product. So when new hires start taking on work assignments, it is pretty much on their own.
    -The mentorship program is a poorly planned How is one supposed to honestly reflect how useful the mentorship program is with the mentor present in the same room?
    -There is no personal growth in this position in form of raises or bonuses, as company's overall performance is independent from a non-revenue-generating department and the nature of this job: when everything is expected, it is hard to prove oneself.
    -Associates don't get paid on public holidays and don't get personal days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice needed. No advice can help this place any more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Females and minorities do not advance to sr executive roles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you don't like working in NYC, you can work in Long Island or Houston.

    Cons

    The ELT is all white and male since Mark Greene took over. Rather disappointing in the 21st century

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some diversity to senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Only for rookies to get a leg up

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services Consultant
    Former Employee - Client Services Consultant

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

    Pros

    None. Just for newbies who can put ETRM on their resume. Not that it really matters.

    Cons

    All. Low pay. Poor client service. Only goal is to milk the clients but even clients are getting tougher now and harder to milk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are beyond any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disregard 5 star reviews written by HR

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniondale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniondale, NY

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

    Pros

    Average pay, there are some nice people, located in a central area

    Cons

    No training, favoritism rules the company not people's potential, most of the people working here are looking for other jobs. Don't work here unless you hopelessly need a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fair if you want a good reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great local office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    It is trying to become a bigger company and that causes changes that are turning it into a more corporate environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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