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OpenText Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
324 Reviews
2.7
324 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues (in 50 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Could be way better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Some great employees. Some good Managers.

    Cons

    Some very bad Managers especially Senior. Do not follow own values. Lots of talk and promises with very little follow through. Great or good work does not seem to make the cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true to your values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Where you can play every time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely place to be in..
    No work pressure at all.
    Need not maintain dress code.
    No need to make a Bond (If you want to leave, you should inform management before 2 months)
    Excellent for women.

    Cons

    Most of the managers will be friendly, but one/two will be there, who wants you to work as per their words and they don't give you independence.
    Hyderabad office can't determine, whether a candidate will fit for Development or for Testing.
    Ex: I was a directly recruited without Internship based on my skills(high). The people who have got less skills were placed into Internship. I was put into Testing and those from Internship were placed into Development team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give an opportunity into Development team to people who have skill, instead of giving this to chance to less skilled individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Support in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Support in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team members probably because we all realised we were on the same boat

    Cons

    This company has absolutely no consideration for their employees, the environment is terrible managements only see their employees as number or expendable assets and litterally couldn't care less about how they feel, no career opportunities, promotions only goes to the "selected" ones, hard workers are left in the background and if they raised their voice they would be taken to HR and be given warnings and threat...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OT's managements need some serious training in management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not a software company, an acquisition machine

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time for new employees, very reasonable and flexible time-off, excellent benefit package.

    Cons

    Different roles that should be working together report to completely different management structures, all the way to the top - conflicting priorities and processes makes for lots of headaches that should be easily avoidable. For such a large software company, management doesn't seem to have much of an idea how to effective make software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop snapping up companies for cheap and pretending they somehow integrate with current business, and instead focus on getting the existing house in order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is Great, Management Poor

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

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing vacation and benefits. Lots of employee events paid for by the company. Good raises. Very good work and life balance.

    Cons

    No easy to move around internally or advance. Very hard to get fired so there is a lot of dead weight among employees and managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to be cycled out. One Dev manager in particular. Micro manager that constantly changes their mind and won't let you think freely. Prevent you from moving around. Back stab you. Belittle you. Try and control who you send emails to. Problem is that the managers managers are all friends so nobody gets investigated. I record all my interactions with my phone and have some great examples of HR violations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A leisurely place of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fixed day work hours,hours such that you get time for yourself. Non existent Work pressure. Cabs for employees.
    You can work for years without having to change places.

    Cons

    You either get hikes or promotion, never ever expect both. Do not expect a raise or promotion if you resign or are unsatisfied. Too much internal politics to deal with.Especially a headache if you are a newbie in the professional world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide proper compensation to the deserving employees, who works, to the one who just pukes whatever you want and doesn't works.
    Should have a review fro the higher up employees from the lower level employees too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText

    Pros

    Great culture, progressive company, great benefits, very flexible

    Cons

    Average compensation but benefits and flexibility make it competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't stay too long

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

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice and friendly people to work with
    Great Work Life Balance
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Underpaid for position compared to many other companies
    No opportunities for promotions
    Management does not seem to care about your complaints. Nothing ever gets resolved ...
    Unorganized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many acquisitions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Clonakilty (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Finance in Clonakilty (Ireland)

    I worked at OpenText full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gives you experience of what it is to work for a global corporation, fast paced and constant changes of systems and protocols due to ongoing acquisitions.

    Cons

    Regular lay offs due to company restructuration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Far !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    - Nice geographical place
    - Good people and talents inside the company
    - Good marketing message
    - Good products and high potential
    - Very good social protection (historical advantage)

    Cons

    - Micro-management everytime, everywhere for nothing.
    - No HR management except to fire good people
    - Wrong strategic choices
    - No training
    - Total disconnection between management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave now and let this high potential company in peace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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