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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
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Pros
  • They believe in a strong work/life balance and it's a very positive atmosphere (in 117 reviews)

  • Work from home option as and when needed (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be challenging (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior management do not have clear strategies around product roadmap - confusing with recent ECD acquisition (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "OpenText to be next Blackberry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, OT takes care of employees and works with you if you have issues and they are flexible.

    Cons

    Empire building especially in Waterloo office. Nepotism and cronyism is rampant. There are a lot of folks in Director positions that do not have the experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people, not simply people in Waterloo that are inexperienced. If OpenText does not start improving they will go the way of Blackberry.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Ask pointed questions in interview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OK benefits, and good vacation/time off. Some good products and people.

    Cons

    Has gone from a company that values employees to a bring in the next group culture. A jumble of overlapping technologies and responsibilities. If you aren't field sales, you don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Get the company and technology back to where it is relevant, current, and not so dependent on SAP to carry it. Have you heard of marketing your products?

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Who will save us ?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, freedom to learn.

    Cons

    limited resources to actually perform / achieve any goals. Always seem to hit the wall early in projects. Never seem to quite get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Focus focus focus.


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