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OpenLink Financial Houston Reviews

Updated January 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance was very good considering this is a financial services company (in 12 reviews)

  • The benefits are good and most of your colleagues will be good people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The biggest negative about OpenLink is that there is no career growth (in 7 reviews)

  • No training is offered either for your professional improvement or even for you job (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Poorly managed company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    RightAngle and Endure are top leading products!

    Good people outside of management, only one true leader and he's out of touch with the workers.

    Cons

    Very political run system, if your not in the circle your expendable and not worth much. If your a yes person you will fit right in!

    Advice to Management

    Hire real leaders that know how to lead people!


  2. "A black hole for developers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can do whatever you like, there is very little management interference.

    Cons

    If you want to be a developer, this is a place to stay away from. You will learn no new technology, being forced to code against a custom API that is useless unless you work for this company. No web, no mobile, no MVC, nothing new here in 10 years. No training either.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Try to find another place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good, not much else I can put for pros. This was the first place I worked for that gives you your birthday off, plus a volunteer day in addition to the other PTO. Dental insurance was free.

    Cons

    No support, they hire you and then send you out to the client site with little to no support. The documentation is outdated and mostly useless.
    The pay is below industry standard. Everyone there is unhappy, and they show it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring less college interns and focus more on rewarding current employees with more competitive salary.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Get experiance then get out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hire straight out of college
    Very desired industry skills
    Decent benifits

    Cons

    Pay sucks
    Obvious Favoritism
    Bonus based on hours billed not performance

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair wage


  6. "OpenLink has a lot to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - N/A in Katy, TX
    Former Intern - N/A in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OpenLink Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Financial benefits were great compared to amount of work.

    Cons

    No Intern program. Bad culture for young people.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Do not work here and do not hire them as consultants"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seriously, there are no pros Do not go to work for OpenLink unless you want to live in hell.

    Cons

    No one gets their full bonus, management is nonexistent and clients are treated horribly. Even if you work 60 hour weeks the company will find a way to minimize you and not pay you. Hard work, doing the right thing and being a professional are not valued and never will be. Pay is half of market, travel is intense and there is no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will help management.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not exciting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    The work wasn't intellectually stimulating

    Advice to Management

    Develop a internship program


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company if you like to work with oil and gas."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Consultant Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Technical Consultant Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Nice people. Good intern pay.

    Cons

    Boring work. Oil and Gas. Low end salary for this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Please give understandable instructions to employees in full English sentences.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work for OpenLInk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros, only seems that way in the beginning

    Cons

    Zero Training, coworkers constantly try to undercut you, managemnt plays favoriites and you have to fight to get on projects and bonus is promised but not paid. In additon, new consulting policy is skewed to management, where 70% only pays 50%.

    Advice to Management

    Become objective, put the people first and quit adding to middle management


  11. Helpful (6)

    "All the Cons from previous reviews are true and some more."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their Endur software is top notch and highly sought out in the ETRM industry. Having it on your resume will easily put you through many doors. The earning potential with this skill is top tier. You will be working with some of the brightest people in the industry.

    Cons

    If you're not close with the higher up good luck. They only care about themselves and will easily throw anyone under the bus and will take other people's credit. They charge their clients full price but end up letting unskilled interns do the work, easily pushing back deadlines.

    After their first week new employees are tossed into the fire and expect to learn and know everything without any structured training or guidance. If you are unable to keep up be prepared to be swarmed and blasted in front of the office if you make any mistake.

    Managers have poor communication with the team. They expect you to respond to all their messages, but don't bother reading yours. They have little or no outside life from work and expect you to do the same. You will lose count on the number of days you will be staying late. Often times it could have been avoided if there was clear planning and communication from the start.

    There are however a few very bright people who are the sole reason the office is still afloat. Often times they will be doing work outside the scope if their roles. It is unfortunate they could easily be getting paid almost 2x of their salary at another company.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of the office. Have the leaders lead by example rather than stepping and replacing the people under them. Prioritized structure, organization, and training for new employees. Utilize their skills and strengths rather than viewing them as additional labor.


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