OpenText Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products and latest technologies used

    Cons

    growth does not seem to be organic

    Advice to Management

    Hire right people and build teams rather than acquisitions


  2. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Although there is pressure to be in the office everyday, telecommuting is possible. Work location is nice. Plenty of Starbucks, K-cups. and Soda.

    Cons

    Youth oriented culture that is heavily preached from the highest levels. Short-sited thinking that younger workers are the only employees that should be appreciated. Touts being the best place to work but work-life balance is almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying companies long enough to figure out how to integrate those you have bought.


  3. Helpful (9)

    Replace the CEO and Engineering head, and there may be hope

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Decent benefits. External recruiters have heard of it !

    Cons

    Employees are constantly made to listen to executive management BS in live events every quarter. As if hyping up things to customers is not enough. OpenText text wants to be #1 in every product they offer, but has no vision or execution strategy or the right people. CEO makes all decisions, micromanages and depends on his yes-men direct reports to execute and fail, and then layoff lower level people. CEO wants to make OpenText the *best* place to work, without any attempt to make it *better*. Growth is only by buying with smaller, cheap companies that are on the decline, milking maintenance for a short while, and then make the acquired products worse or killing them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take employees for granted. They don't buy into BS anymore.


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  5. Chanel Manager Federal

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company Good Technology widely adapted

    Cons

    lack of resources grew too fast will be acquired


  6. Helpful (10)

    In the business of acquiring and killing good companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are OK Fairly stable employment There are still some very great people working here by some miracle. Some of which I would enjoy working with again.

    Cons

    This company deals in acquiring companies, living off the maintenance fees from their customers, then letting good technology die a slow death. There is nothing here to drive or motivate employees to better their products, improve customer experience, or anything that makes a job worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    If this is your business model, and it is profitable, then keep up the good work. Don't expect to attract or keep quality employees. Certainly this will catch up to you in the end. Why not focus on being the best in the market at SOMETHING, then build a superior product, and earn money that way?


  7. Helpful (7)

    Hello Mark When is the next Reorg....

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Already stated in previous reviews ....

    Cons

    CEO CEO CEO .. ORACLE MGT and CA Management .. do i need to say anything more ????

    Advice to Management

    With the stock $22 below its trading value .. matter of time the CEO is out .. do it now rather than later .. in any scenario the company is being readied for acquisition.


  8. Solid company that's feels big but not too big.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Afforded an opportunity to work on a modern technology stack. Lots of time off. Strong company overall.

    Cons

    Have to work long hours leading up to major releases. The team feels a bit understaffed at times. They have a penchant for layoffs.


  9. Helpful (9)

    Svp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people throughout organization who really cares about putting customers first and doing what is in best interest. There is a Canada nice attitude throughout and the products work

    Cons

    The environment is very CEO centric where the ceo isnt involved in all decisions but rather makes all decisions. So a very micromanaged environment and a slow decision making environment because everything funnels through the ceo

    Advice to Management

    As company has grown, the more centralized control there is. Advice is for the CEO to empower the teams and Trust he has hired the right people and allow them to make decisions and execute.


  10. Your Experience depends on your group

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    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Sales
    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, wonderful colleagues. The team I'm on now is the best team I've ever been part of. The benefits are great, wonderful healthcare, FSA, and they cover your phone.

    Cons

    Exceedingly difficult to get raises unless you have an offer letter from a competitor. No cost of living increases, they count on you to change jobs if you want an increase, but doing so is not easy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not too bad

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth. You get a week off at Christmas time paid. People are knowledgable. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of reorgs, Pay was not as good as other companies. Some managers were not qualified.



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