OpenText

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Opentext acquired us in an M&A

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    If you didnt want to take chances and continue to use old technology fax, telex this is the place to go

    Cons

    The fax messaging business is dwindling - time to invent something new. But there is no innovation and just putting lipstick on a pig to make it look new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate! Get young talent! Dont let management hire their relatives or have them work for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Lacks direction and strong leadership

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company, with multiple opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No roadmap for internal infrastructure or technology advances. There is a constant revolving door in upper management. Each new executive brings in a new 'regime' with new programs and provides minimal change management when rolling out new processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define company goals and mission, then build a strategy & roadmap to achieve it. Do not make promises for things you cannot deliver. Stick to attainable goals.

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

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep yourself in the ivory tower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Run away as fast as possible

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Decent base salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Inept senior management, lousy products, unattainable quotas, unhappy client base. Management by how many appointments you have a week, no formula for how quotas and accounts are assigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in new management who has a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive

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    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
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Good company so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (less than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - great colleagues

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    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
  11.  

    Great people and a good work-life balance

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    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

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