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Updated Jul 25, 2021

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3.6
64%
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76%
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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
1,317 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly colleagues, work life balance(in 320 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and good work-life balance(in 123 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "None work life balance in office hours(in 52 reviews)

  • "the senior management team is not stable(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice People

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open communication, big company, flexibility

      Cons

      Big Company, growth though acquisition

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Really depends on where and what you work on.

      Jun 28, 2021 - Software QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fully remote for the time being (until Jan) Stability. None of that chaotic startup energy that keeps you thinking about your job after your done for the day.

      Cons

      Benefits aren't the greatest. Below what you could get elsewhere. Retention issues of late. People have been leaving; at least a couple people a month. (mostly due to poor benefits) They cut employee pay (during the pandemic) while making sure shareholders continue to get their pay (Legit said it was important because they rely on it. As if employees don't rely on their salaries..) The CEO and executives took the biggest cut to salaries (base pay) but failed to mention how much they still get as shareholders. Felt disingenuous when being told "We're all in this together." CEO still thinks being in an office is better than remote work. Despite having a record year across the board. "Better together", Lots of eye rolling from basically everyone below the executive level.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Acquired good company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They had some great employees at some point.

      Cons

      If your company is acquired by OpenText leave as soon as you can. They make a lot of promises about the transition and none of them are true. I worked for a small company with a lot of great people. Most of them are gone now because they were either let go or left because OpenText is too toxic. They are too big to reach people that can make decisions that can improve things. They will gut your support teams and leave your clients wondering what happened.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Challenging and dynamic environment with great people

      May 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best part of working for OpenText are the great colleagues, and the second best thing is the fantastic client list -- almost every major company uses something from OpenText's vast array of diverse products (everything from consumer Anti-virus to Enterprise Content Management). Part of what makes the team so fascinating is the incredibly wide variety of backgrounds everyone brings to the party, since so many staff join via acquisition.

      Cons

      OpenText is financially incredibly disciplined, which can it make it difficult to get things funded. Any major program or investment will go to the CEO (and many minor ones). Another major con is that people are incredibly spread out geographically (India to Germany to UK to Waterloo to the Bay Area), so you spend a lot of time on Teams, and can have some really long days (even pre-Covid)

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Awesome

      Jul 19, 2021 - Opentext Architect in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very Good Compensation at Opentext

      Cons

      No downsides so far at OpenText

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Big company

      Jul 12, 2021 - Senior Web Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly coworker. Many smart people.

      Cons

      Lack of transparency between management and employee. Not every upper management hires are a good fit for the company.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work Life Balance indeed

      Jul 14, 2021 - Account Manager in Kingston Mines, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance and there’s a room for growth

      Cons

      i don’t think of one right now

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bigger, stable, efficiency focused company.

      Jun 30, 2021 - Senior Director, Revenue Operations in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have very disciplined expense practices which is admirable and it's a very smart and stable company. The leadership team is very strong. If you are looking for a stable, predictable, balanced work environment, this is the place for you.

      Cons

      If you are looking for fast moving, fast growing, and accelerated raises/promotions, this isn't the place for you.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a innovative tech company

      Jul 1, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work life balance, and great team in San Diego

      Cons

      Slow to get anything approved(anti Agile). New projects need Executive approval. Software licenses like IDE's need CEO approval(come on). This means exciting work on new projects doesn't happen. Benefits and pay are mediocre. A very "bean counter" type company that doesn't seem to care about innovation or technology.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not a good place to work

      Jun 10, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Stable company, so if you manage to convince you are essential, your job is secure. - 401(k) is good. It is with Fidelity and has minimal expenses. - Good work life balance.

      Cons

      - They pay at or below market rates with raises that barely cover inflation. - Company is focused on cutting expenses at the smallest level and on maintaining products. It is not focused on growth and innovation. The growth is mainly via acquisitions. - Health insurance is relatively expensive. 401K match is only 1%. - They do not treat employees well. For example, they told us their solution for "attrition" is hiring, with no mention of efforts to increase retention. - They are strongly based in India and Canada, so if you're US based you may find your job outsourced there. - CEO is a SJW with far left views he expresses in frequent e-mails sent to all 14,000 employees.

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      7 people found this review helpful
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