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OpenLink Financial Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance was very good considering this is a financial services company (in 11 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. "Getting Back on Track"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Openlink has some of the most talented Developers on Long Island working to create a well respected Industry focused product. This was what attracted me to accept a position given the challenges that the company continues to face.

    Cons

    The people are great but management certainly has room for improvement. Although new products are on the horizon innovation is still being stifled to some extent.

    Advice to Management

    Allow ideas to flow. They may not conventional by past Openlink practices but game changers rarely are. Encourage and support new ideas rather than shutting them down.


  2. "Great employees but slow to change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time

    Pros

    The employees at OpenLink are incredibly passionate about the work that they do. They are loyal and committed to the company's success.

    Cons

    The company is used to doing things the way they have always been doing them and therefor struggles with new ideas and change.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and be transparent with your employees.


  3. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Uniondale, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open work culture. Everyone is helping

    Cons

    Little room for growth within the company

    Advice to Management

    You are all doing a great job! Keep it up!


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  5. "On a journey of change.... for the better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Significant turnaround in leadership, company performance and culture over the last three years
    More detailed focus on strategy, product development and execution
    Sales organization continues to evolve through continuous improvement
    Culture is becoming a key area of focus

    Cons

    Old school employees continue to show resistance towards change and future direction....although that is starting to change
    Due to significant variance across manager skill-set, some managers do not truly understand what it means to be a manager of others and as a result are not accountable for decision they need to make and actions they need to take.

    Advice to Management

    I would also like to see the executive team live and breathe the cultural change the company is currently embarking on. Walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
    Provide greater dollar investment for career development and learning programs


  6. "Very exciting times!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of exciting projects underway around Values/Culture that is helping define us at grassroots level. Strong CEO and a clearly defined strategic vision, should help fuel growth over the next few years. Great team to work with!

    Cons

    Being a mid sized player, does limit our ability on scale, however there have been creative approaches to prioritizing.


  7. "Moving in the Right Direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial full-time

    Pros

    Openlink has made a more conscious effort of including employees in the decision making process and providing updates on where it stands as a company. Executives have become more transparent about the direction in which the company is headed and there seems to now be more accountability at the Senior levels. The new CEO is very friendly and accessible and can be seen walking the floors, introducing himself and striking up a conversation. Based upon recent changes we'll see if Openlink can deliver over the next few years and return to the growth company it once was.

    Cons

    Very strong legacy culture whereby new employees tend to struggle being heard by Management. Still figuring out who they are now and how they will get to where they need to be. Internal processes focus very much on the historical and are gradually moving towards more forward looking, innovative approaches. Management tends to favor certain individuals and politics are quite pervasive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on internal process improvement. It is often overlooked and becomes very burdensome when trying to accomplish tasks. Shift focus to drive markets rather than having a few clients drive product which then goes to market. Expand the world beyond just Financial Services and Energy.


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    "2017 Outlook and Beyond is Bleak"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenLink Financial full-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot working for this company, so much in a short period of time.

    Cons

    This company does not have a lot of new projects in the pipeline. The sales team will go through a whole smoke, and mirrors routine, but fail to come up with a reasonable project scope. The timelines that we had to get a solution in were severely under-estimated! This company used to care about its employees, however, lately all they care about is their software licensing revenue.

    Without the relationships up top to sustain the bigger fish in the market, OLF is struggling to meet earnings marks after EBITDA.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what makes your company tick, your hard working Developers and BA's. Without them, you would have failed a long time ago. OLF used to be like a family that took care of it's own, but now each employee is an expendable commodity. An employee should NEVER feel this way!! Company morale overall is affected by Management's lack of praise for a job well done.


  9. "A black hole for developers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Chaotic but Good Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to address multiple sectors and learn various types of industries from Financial Services to Corporates, Commodity Firms, Pensions, Oil and Gas.
    Good international presence gives opportunities to get experience outside of the Americas.

    Cons

    Technology is very flexible which can make it tough to implement if you don't have a solid implementation plan and experienced team.
    Higher than average management turnover, especially at higher levels of the organization can be a challenge to maintain focus and planning at the ground level.

    Advice to Management

    Find a path and stick to it.


  11. "Good Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OpenLink Financial full-time

    Pros

    The company gives the opportunity to grow if you put forth the effort.

    Cons

    There is a divide in the overall organization between the offices. This is being worked on by joining teams and cross training across the groups.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key which is improving with changes in recent years.



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