OpenText Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, but lack innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. It tries to be a big company.

    Cons

    The level of innovation is lacking.


  2. Open Text

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast growing Dynamic organization that services and supports thousands of companies across all industry verticals.

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategy and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep consistency in leadership team.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Organized Chaos with Interesting People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Work on better communication and provide stability in the workplace.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great work environment. Using latest technologies in new projects.

    Cons

    Seeing some sudden change in direction from upper management. Not sure if all possible alternatives are being discussed or if it is being mandated.

    Advice to Management

    Direction seems to be correct. I would like to see top level management discuss mandates with teams that are being impacted most by decision before it is made.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Work life balance, Vacation

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to industry standard


  7. Helpful (5)

    Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great team, great resources when you can get them, good pay and accounts

    Cons

    The right hand has no clue what the left hand is doing. Through acquisition, resources and teams are separate per solution. Unattainable quota

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep yourself in the ivory tower.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent culture in Canada ,,decent benefits

    Cons

    Becoming a mini CA focused more on renewal revenue than new license revenue

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the field. New license growth should be where you focus not on renewals.


  9. Challenging work, Lots of acquisitions. Still not a bad place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Life work balance if you know how. Most people are great.

    Cons

    Upper management only worries about money. Superb software lineup that is being underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about the customer base and satisfaction. Listen to the workers and not the money.


  10. Systems and Network Administrator, Network Manager, Senior Professional Services Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic company with lots of interesting work. Growing Company Paid well Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions. Managed acquired companies by financial performance, not potential. Remote and acquired offices do not feel like part of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate talent in remote offices and acquisitions and recognize the value to the company. I felt Open Text was a great place to work because of my coworkers in my local office. I stayed for a long time because of a sense of family with the people I worked with. When we were acquired by Open Text that sense of family was lost. Open Text needs to work to maintain that sense of family in companies they acquire and cultivate those values to make their worldwide staff more dedicated to the company.


  11. essentially positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of new technology via acquisitions

    Cons

    too big and anonymous teams

    Advice to Management

    need more rank and file communications from senior mgmt



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