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"Poor management and disrespectful management team."

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Former Employee - Sales Account Executive
Former Employee - Sales Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at OpenText full-time

Pros

After the new management team took over I cannot see any pros working for this company, specially in the Brazilian unit.

Cons

Disrespectful management team, lack of transparency, bad treatment of employees. Meetings with employees has been recorded as well as mention to legal firms in a attempt to create a atmosphere of fear and avoid employees to take legal actions.

Other Employee Reviews for OpenText

  1. "A great company to work for overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I have had the opportunity to work with has been a pleasure. The work environment is one of the best I have experienced. The company outlook is great and it is known from the top down that the employees are the reason for that.

    Cons

    The is a lot of change and at times, it can be frustrating and bring on feelings of uneasiness. I don't always feel like the opinions of the front line employees are taken into consideration a the top level.


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Demoralised and sad place where products die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people say work life balance? Well, in some teams you can work from home. Then you have lots of travelling as a payback, so not really...
    Benefits are quite good, you can get educational assistance, access to very good learning portal, but that is all.

    Cons

    - no pay rises
    - career progression is a joke, there are hardly any people who actually got promoted
    - lots of new acquisitions are botched from the beginning, key people leave and products die
    - OT buys companies for their financial results then puts products in maintenance mode and kills them slowly
    - some of middle managers are good, lots are just after good financial spreadsheets, nothing else
    - general feeling that management doesn't care about employees in the slightest
    - morale extremely low, lots of people leaving
    - hiring freeze - problematic as some teams lost key people they cannot replace
    - micromanagement right from the top
    - current top management initiative is a laughing stock of the whole company

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture. Mark is an accountant not a CEO, he needs to be replaced.

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