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OpenText Engineer Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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 114 reviews)

  • Work from home option as and when needed (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Not great pay but trade off for work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management do not have clear strategies around product roadmap - confusing with recent ECD acquisition (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Software QA Testing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenText (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think it's an overall a good company to work for, provide many training courses, benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Didn't understand enough about company structure

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nice place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Need a better on-boarding system


  3. Helpful (29)

    "Managers in Gaithersburg MD office are racist and have no Idea how to function"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive (Sales Engineer) in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive (Sales Engineer) in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    you only work in that hell hole for 8 hours

    Cons

    The most unprofessional group of wannabee sales reps and managers in the business. the redneck managers have no human capital trainaing and it shows. Most current employees are children if past employees with no real world experience. Mark the CEO will burn that wole organization to the ground in 2 years max....best places to work?? hahaa that was comical. OpenText is the best place to put in your 2 week notice.

    Advice to Management

    good luck finding jobs in this competitive market trying to pass of GXS legacy products as if it was OpenText. Working at one firm for 25 years because daddy got you the job wont last for ever so revamp your resumes and good luck.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not bad - big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, pre-sales engineers can make 200k pretty easily.

    Cons

    Tons of red tape, normally associated with large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Your systems for retaining people when their particular job ends could be tuned a bit, you do lose a couple of good people now and then. Also - not much incentives for top-performing flight risks to stick around.


  6. "Research and Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at OpenText (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Professional environment to work, decent projects, good trainings on technologies.

    Cons

    No much of growth opportunities.


  7. "Solid company that's feels big but not too big."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Afforded an opportunity to work on a modern technology stack. Lots of time off. Strong company overall.

    Cons

    Have to work long hours leading up to major releases. The team feels a bit understaffed at times. They have a penchant for layoffs.


  8. "Sr Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Scoping projects for future releases.

    Advice to Management

    None so far


  9. "Overall Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance .. ... ...

    Cons

    Not much.... .. .. ...

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Getting the help you need to succeed take too much effort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Completely virtual work environment and if you thrive in an environment where you can be anonymous, then this works well.

    Cons

    Management has not gotten the sales organization into the same room for more than 18 months. The relationships between technical pre-sales and the sales organization is dead. High turn-over leads to constant re-training. The products are aging and sales cycles are long.

    Advice to Management

    Bring people together, build relationships and stop trying to do everything virtual. Fix your support system and give people help to win big opportunities instead of leaving them on an island to fend for themselves.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee of Vignette"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, smart, talented, loyal people who owned the company vision. Management was great, they promoted from within, whenever possible. Friends who now work at OpenText are happy.

    Cons

    The product was extremely technical