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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Free parking and free food.

    Cons

    Nothing. It was a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to be exposed to the industry. Some growth potential with benefits and training supported. Good core teams and technologies in a nice location

    Cons

    About 50% of the management team are hand-picked and placed in positions they have no business being in. Human Resources justifies their existence by spending money on worthless, politically correct, corporate training.


  3. "Chaos of Acquisition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a good location (off 405)

    Cons

    Lack of strategy and cohesiveness between functional groups.

    Advice to Management

    A strong vision is needed


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  5. "Captaris (now OpenText) is a good place to work - decent pay, benefits and great products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Captaris allows you to grow at your own pace and at the same time provides healthy competetive culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it is easy to get lost in the corporate world and focus on wrong things. As in any company, politics is always there.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus bit more on the employee. People are your #1 asset and making sure they are happy and performing at peak will always help you get the best from them.


  6. "Captaris"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company paid well even though they were losing money hand over fist. They were aquired by open text September 2008 and the dismantling started immediately.

    Cons

    Telling everyone they were going to find a buyer that would keep the company intact. Basically gave everyone false hope, then let everyone go right on the middle of a recession.

    Advice to Management

    No advise to give, the company has been sold and more than half the company has been let go right in the middle of a recession. Everyone lost their jobs to Canadians.


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    "Good team of people, facing hard business challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Captaris is an interesting Technology company to work for. The employees are a good team of knowledgable people that are great to work with and learn from. The company is alway pushing into new areas and technologies and it was exciting to be a part of that growth and learning for the company.

    Cons

    Senior Captaris management does not do a good enough job as it should in communicating the goals and strategies to employees. Senior management needs to spend more face-to-face time with employees in the trenches and make them feel a part of the business. There was confusing leadership changes that was not communicated clearly to staff and the transition had a stronger negative impact than it should have, had there been more openness and truthfulness.

    Advice to Management

    - Spend more time listening to employees who are 'in the trenches'
    - Make sure employees feel listened to, and engaged with the business


  8. "Solid place to work with poor exec management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Captaris was well run from the mid level management standpoint however senior leadership was somewhat out of touch.

    Cons

    Senior leadership was out of touch with the employees. Many times products were developed and released without insight from the sales and marketing teams.

    Advice to Management

    Since Captaris is no longer in business due to the Open Text acquisition I don't have much advice except to learn from your mistakes and lead the next company a bit better.


  9. "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented workers, Bonuses shared widely, Interesting Windows platform development.

    Cons

    Negative revenue growth means consolidation and employment contraction

    Advice to Management

    Understand the value of your employees.


  10. "Leuk ja, maar leuk is niet goed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Vianen, North Brabant (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Vianen, North Brabant (Netherlands)
    Disapproves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Veel reizen en je kunt doen wat je wilt.
    werk met ondernemingen

    Cons

    klein team, team productontwikking niet op de hoogte van klantbehoefte.

    Advice to Management

    van goed naar geweldig...weet je nog? nog steeds in de bus, maar hoe lang nog?