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OpenLink Financial Houston Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • They understand that there are employees who want work-life balance and employees who are ready to go the extra mile to grow (in 17 reviews)

  • There are many good people - who genuinely want to do good work for our Clients (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • The biggest negative about OpenLink is that there is no career growth (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "New CEO - Great Move"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Business Services in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy to see that Openlink promoted from within the company instead of bringing in an outsider. Mr. Grossi knows the business and our clients and has the support of the employees. Finally we have someone we can fully trust and get behind in the CEO role.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change in the company - this change was well received.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer new ideas and different ways of doing things.


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits & Culture

    Cons

    Some times hectic work envirnoment

    Advice to Management

    connects you with professionals

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn risk management and trade life cycle management software
    Build good contacts in O&G, E&P, midstreams, energy trading shops, and investment banks
    Healthy bonus (based on billable hours)
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    No clear visions and goals from senior management, which changes every couple of years
    Constant re-org
    Very low starting salary if you are new to the industry or college grad
    Difficult to get raised
    Lack of formal training
    Sending junior resources as (very) senior, putting consultants in bad spots when client expectations not met

    Advice to Management

    Determine if OpenLink wants to be a software company or service provider. It is ok to be both but constantly changing position doesn't help.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A black hole for developers."

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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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly managed company"

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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!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Get experiance then get out"

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    • 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

  8. "OpenLink has a lot to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (9)

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

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not exciting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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