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OpenText Overview

Waterloo, ON (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1992
Company - Public (OTEX)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organizations to work with information, on premises or in the cloud. As a global leader in Enterprise Information Management, our products enable businesses to grow faster, lower operational costs, and reduce ... Read more

Mission: OpenText strives to: enrich the way people use information; foster innovation; be trusted in our relationships; be committed to excellence in all that we do; demonstrate honesty and passion towards common goals.

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  • Meet Patricia Buenaflor, Senior Mapping Analyst, based out of the Philippines. For Patricia, finding the right fit helped her achieve professional growth and success. Hear Patricia's OpenText story: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5C5

  • Meet Anita Pejkovic, an Account Development Representative based out of Canada. Find out what a day in the life of an OpenText ADR looks like straight from Anita, in her blog post: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXOx

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OpenText – Why Work For Us?


OpenText employees help people discover a better way to work in the digital age. Our motivations come from a clear mission and vision of enabling the digital world.

OpenText began in 1991 as a project out of the University of Waterloo in Canada. OpenText evolved with the shifting digital landscape over the next 25 years. Acquiring companies and products along the way, OpenText now has 8,600 employees in more than 110 locations.

From the very beginning, we have valued innovation, creativity, excellence and collaboration above all else. At OpenText, it’s all about being smart, fast, and responsive to our customers, while continuing to innovate at the pace of digital.


OpenText offers an attractive and unique opportunity to be part of an exceptional team. We’re one of the fastest-growing success stories in the digital world.

We’re also committed to fostering the best possible work environment for our people in 110 locations. Team socials, volunteer events, great technology and tools, and supportive co-workers make OpenText a great place to work.

We have a wide-range of global opportunities available for the right professionals and interns. Want to advance your career and contribute to a winning team? Explore open positions.


We firmly believe that our success comes from the diversity and strength of our workforce. Our people are our number one winning strategy - which is why we strive to attract and retain the very best.

We are proud to offer excellent benefits, a high-performance culture, challenging work and projects, and competitive financial rewards.

Benefits & Perks - OpenText offers programs that include leadership development, educational assistance, a stock purchase plan, pay-for-performance rewards programs, a paid referral program, a comprehensive benefit plan, and fitness and wellness reimbursements.

Social Events - With offices around the world, OpenText strives to make sure all of our employees feel connected. From local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.

Corporate Giving - We are committed to being responsible corporate citizens. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Our benefits plan and resources are designed to give employees the support they need to do their best work.

OpenText has a high-performance, customer-oriented culture. We place a strong emphasis on our own personal performance excellence, professional fulfillment, and work-life balance. This enables us to do our best work and reach our full potential.

We are a company led by its values, first and foremost. Staying true to our values ensures we deliver on our mission and vision every day.  

Customers: We obsess over our customers and ensure they are wildly successful.

Trust: Our customers entrust us with their most competitive information, we need to be their most trusted partner.

Excellence: What we do, we do well. The highest form of excellence is mastery.

Innovation: What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world.

Best Place to Work: We spend too much time at work for it not to drive personal meaning.

At OpenText, we serve customers of many cultures in many different countries.

We embrace diversity because we believe the best products, solutions, and customer service results come from a workplace in which varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. The wide-ranging backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our employees are a powerful competitive advantage and crucial to our continued business success.

We are committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce. We are also committed to fostering an environment in which the best people can do their best work and reach their full potential. This outcome is achieved in a work environment characterized by respect for lifestyle, cultural, and ethnic differences.

At OpenText, we have created a culture that incorporates and leverages the diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideas of our employees. It is this diversity and inclusion of ideas that fosters better results and greater innovation to our business. 

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    The environment is great, people are hard working and friendly to each other. There is no micro-management! The company is fair to its employees and have good communication regarding its goals and acquisitions. The employees are generally loyal to OpenText, this says something very nice about OpenText!

    Cons

    It would be nice if colleagues would be able to meet each other at least once per year!

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OpenText Photos

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OpenText photo of: Our Munich office participating in the global Hour of Code event!
OpenText photo of: OpenText Tokyo toured around the Imperial Palace for 5 and 10km’s for the annual Run for the Cure / Walk for Life event.
OpenText photo of: Hour of Code came to our office in Bangalore!
OpenText photo of: our staff in Oldenburg Germany enjoying a holiday celebration
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OpenText Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OpenText (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    2 interviews phone and technical on site. not a very hard process to get through however, one must be prepared for technical questions. Study data structures and algorithms in your favorite knowledge. Make sure to verse yourself in behavioral questions as well. Good luck

    Interview Questions

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OpenText Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employers, Waterloo Area, 2016
  • Top Job, University of St. Gallen, 2015
  • Results-Oriented CEO of the year(Mark J. Barrenechea - CEO), CEO World Awards, 2015
  • Ten Best Companies to Work For, Financial Post, 2013
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2013
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