OpenText Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
277 Reviews
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277 Reviews
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OpenText President & CEO Mark J. Barrenechea
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues (in 47 reviews)

  • Customers are always happy, which in turn creates a more positive work environment (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management (in 13 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Organized Chaos with Interesting People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working from is great but that means lots of travel. The work changes often so there are constant new challenges; you never get comfortable and feel you can stay there. That can be either bad or good depending on your personality. Get to work with some really great people across the globe. Most colleagues are smart, competent, fun and engaged. Most everyone has a entrepreneurial attitude.

    Cons

    Never comfortable with employment status. Too many other companies purchased causes duplication of roles. Lack of quality communication causes uneasiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better communication and provide stability in the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Awful company to be a sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Sorry I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, zero focus on product innovation or integrating all the legacy products in the stack via acquisition, and the EIM thing is not a vision but a pipe dream that is totally divorced from the reality of the company's product portfolio. Halfway through this fiscal year, over 2/3 of the sales reps had sold less than $100K in total revenue and less than 10 reps were on pace to make quota. Yet somehow, the company keeps reporting earnings growth. Virtually every rep in the entire company is currently interviewing elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please explain how the company continues to report record earnings while over 90% of the sales force is under quota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Who will save us ?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, freedom to learn.

    Cons

    limited resources to actually perform / achieve any goals. Always seem to hit the wall early in projects. Never seem to quite get it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus focus focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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