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OpenText Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
308 Reviews
2.7
308 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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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    A good stepping stone, but get out when the opportunity presents itself.

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

    I worked at OpenText

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere are relaxed. Decent pay and benefits for people entering the IT field.

    Cons

    Unorganized and mismanaged to the point of embarrassment. Sparse integrations between their own products. Cash is king, so if youre a customer that wants something fixed you better be shelling out big bucks.

    Every 6 months there is a budget freeze because of an aquisition. Even when the budget isn't frozen good luck trying to squeeze a dime out of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth a little bit. Stop trying to grow the company externally.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good solutions, leader in the space, benefits, 3 weeks vacation, base pay, great customers, interesting solutions, great partnership with SAP,

    Cons

    Forecast calls twice a week on Thursday and Friday. No equity . Low growth organization with a start up comp plan. Harass you on you vacation day to join weekly forecast meetings. Leads non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Six on-site meetings week is not enough. Perhaps we should shoot for 20 meetings. You just don't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company so far

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    We were recently acquired by OT so I don't have a lot of details. The culture seems nice and the people I've worked with are very friendly.

    Cons

    None so far. The transitioning of systems is a bit of a challenge but I don't mind. It keeps my day to day interesting,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For now I would say I'm to new to this company to be giving management advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - great colleagues

    • 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

    Pros

    Despite being a med-large company, you still get recognized with gifts and mementos for your work Anniversary, birthdays big personal events in your life. Additionally , most of the people I have worked with are smart, and passionate about making a contribution.

    Cons

    Opentext is constantly buying companies, which makes it difficult to have a cohesive product strategy. Customers are confused about our offerings, and the employees are confused because the change is so rapid. It is difficult to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of integrating the companies/products that are underneath the Open Text umbrella. Cross train people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and a good work-life balance

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    • 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

    Pros

    OpenText is a global corporation and most of the people you'll deal with day-to-day are competent, friendly, and helpful. Working from home is not an issue and schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to be willing to make investments in existing products, preferring to hire large numbers of junior developers offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it's good for a software organization to hire young, fresh minds, there needs to be a balanced approach. The issues with the existing products, upon which ongoing revenue depends, are not going to be solved by just adding bandwidth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    I worked with many incredible people, all dedicated to delivering outstanding solutions and services.

    Cons

    Growth appears to be by acquisition only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company feels top heavy; need workers, need good leaders, and need to communicate better to staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sr Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Scoping projects for future releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance .. ... ...

    Cons

    Not much.... .. .. ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disconnected

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues

    Cons

    Upper management strategy don't seem to take into consideration resources, time, and feasibility to execute and the ramifications of those decisions; too much managing up and too little communication and coordination with the people who have to implement objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you want a firewall between you and those who do the day-to-day execution of strategy? Will the current management culture allow you to make the dramatic changes that you feel are necessary to move the company in the right direction?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Could be better, Could be worse

    Former Employee - Professional Services
    Former Employee - Professional Services

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

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits. Attempts to maintain open communications.

    Cons

    Fragmented product strategy due to acquisitions. If you are part of an acquisition you will be lost in the shuffle eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acquiring more products and then stranding their customers.

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