OpenText - Awful company to be a sales rep | Glassdoor
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"Awful company to be a sales rep"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Sorry I cannot think of any.

Cons

Terrible leadership, zero focus on product innovation or integrating all the legacy products in the stack via acquisition, and the EIM thing is not a vision but a pipe dream that is totally divorced from the reality of the company's product portfolio. Halfway through this fiscal year, over 2/3 of the sales reps had sold less than $100K in total revenue and less than 10 reps were on pace to make quota. Yet somehow, the company keeps reporting earnings growth. Virtually every rep in the entire company is currently interviewing elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Please explain how the company continues to report record earnings while over 90% of the sales force is under quota.

Other Employee Reviews for OpenText

  1. "I like the people and the company has been good to me and for me."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people who work hard and want to do the right thing. Financially, the company performs well and grows consistently year over year. The benefits are decent, including educational reimbursement and access to various internal professional develeopment resources.

    Cons

    We get compartmentalized sometimes, and disconnected. It can be challenging to complete tasks or projects that require strong coordination between departments or teams, especially when geographically dispersed. The Customer Support is always under tight budget constraints (just a fact of life, I think).

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what to say here.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Neutral outlook onOpen Text"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fairly good work life balance and acceptance of family work balance.
    Company is well positioned for recovery under new CEO.
    Open Text taking steps to help employees wiht improved training,enabling and career development programs

    Cons

    aged technologies. Heavy employee turnover. Few opportunities for personal and career development.
    Open Text has done very little to develop women in its upper management and Executive ranks. Any mention of this is lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate at fair market rates and create professional development programs.

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