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"OT has become a one CEO show"

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

I have been working at OpenText full-time

Pros

Mostly good people, and a few hidden gems. OT is rich of his people. Great skills and personalities but most of the time under-utilized or un-appreciated.

Cons

Pyramidal decision making is biggest challenge. CEO asks all the right questions and has the right strategy, but engages too deep in tactical activities (down to e-mail marketing subject line sometime) resulting in paralysis. Demotivated sales force, clueless marketing, overwhelmed R&D and excessive bureaucracy.

Advice to Management

Stop running a 5,500 people company as a 100 people one.

Other Employee Reviews for OpenText

  1. "A positive experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OpenText as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is in a strong position financially.

    They are continually improving processes for integrating acquired companies (and their employees) into the OpenText family.

    Events such as Easter party for families with kids, Earth Day clean-up, etc. help create sense of community.

    Cons

    Departments can feel very isolated from each other.

    Unconventional desk configuration probably does lead to more collaboration, but also significantly increases noise.

    Advice to Management

    It's good that videos and audio recordings are made available to those who are unable to attend events such as town halls, but it's hard to take advantage of them without disturbing co-workers. Providing transcripts would allow us to catch up quietly. Equipping computers with headphones would also work.


  2. "Good company. Smart people. Relaxing culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with. There are quite a few smart individuals in Services department.

    Cons

    The company has a diversified product portfolio through years of acquisitions. You will be very likely confined into one vertical silo of product line without much chance to grow into others.

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