OpenText Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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OpenText President & CEO Mark J. Barrenechea
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Pros
  • Good work life balance with a mobile working culture (in 50 reviews)

  • Competitive salary, great work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The senior management has completely lost the plot when it comes to what is important (in 15 reviews)

  • Even when the budget isn't frozen good luck trying to squeeze a dime out of upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not bad

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

    I worked at OpenText

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free to work on projects and initiatives I thought of

    Cons

    Constant fear of being laid off, due to company's "growth-by-acquisition" culture

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on organic growth


  2. developer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    a lot to learn and people around are willing to help

    Cons

    there are too many meetings...


  3. Team Lead, Maintenance Renewals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company, Flexible, Great Benefits, Lots of Perks

    Cons

    Can't list any Cons for the time being


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Too many cons to list

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Applications Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Applications Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of free coffee options, nice clean office, good hardware, fair pay.

    Cons

    You are treated poorly, and only looked at as a number. The management seems to only care about what THIER manager wants (with no regard for the employee), and the managers manager wants even more. Bottom line....too many managers managing managers to be a good company. Poor morale amongst employees. But....a jobs a job.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Treat employees fair. Look towards a better path.


  6. Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot due to short staff

    Cons

    Title does not match the job. Underpaid. Overworked. No recognition when good job is done


  7. Helpful (4)

    Chaotic and stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent brand name, flexible timings, good and timely communication from executive management, friendly people

    Cons

    Growth mainly by acquisitions, no visionaries on technology side, high spend on marketing and hype, but R&D is done cheaply with majority offshore resources and no travel budgets. As a result products suffer

    Advice to Management

    Focus on R&D more than on marketing.


  8. Department administrator

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

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well recognize business leader in software industry. Strong believer in work life balance. Ample vacation time. Great benefits, open door policy, take the needs of employees into consideration. Coop program for graduates. Free coffee and drinks.

    Cons

    Need to keep more jobs on shore. Provide more opportunities to advance employees in roles within rather than hiring from outside.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an initiative to make sure employees are taking advantage of the benefits offered to allow them to stay relevant and employable.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OpenText

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    RRSP plan and insurance. That's al!!!

    Cons

    One offer, take it or leave it. Supervisors arent exactly honest people and they do not have their staffs best interest in mind. There is a lot of work pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Don't destroy your company, you think only about sales. Who will work?


  10. Accounting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    So many offices leads to same small teams to work with


  11. Awsome people, real innovation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of access to technology, great people, good locations.

    Cons

    Wages tend to be low

    Advice to Management

    work on setting and hitting milestones so your staff can as well



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