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Updated January 16, 2018
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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
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  • Work/ life balance can be challenging (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management rarely listen to criticism or implement real change to ongoing problems (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is constantly buying new software companies
    Good looking plan for the future

    Cons

    Management in my organization is horrible


  2. Helpful (10)

    "not sure what this company's overall goals are"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent office space - generous coffee selection -

    Cons

    lack of communication - real communication - they are great at presenting feel good stories - but forget about getting guidance and goals for the company. Seems like the acquisitions are buy it and forget it after thought. You know like all those trinkets you pick up at the local swap meet or flea market. never to be seen again. I believe Forbes said - slow death of 1000 cuts.

    Advice to Management

    when you have an acquisition, have a plan and communicate it to the people you are on boarding. Without it there is no hope for a good future.

  3. "Stable company focused on acquisitions. No organic growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Teams are siloed. Limited opportunities for growth and lateral movements.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on staff development and make it work for the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great... for a lumbering giant"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relatively nice company to work for, generous time-off policy

    Cons

    Hostile work atmosphere allowed, a large giant that can move slowly

    Advice to Management

    It's not just about how talented someone is


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting off salary for recent graduates

    Cons

    Not a place someone would want to stay long term.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Performance Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good here

    Cons

    Noone knows what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Lots of accusations make it difficult for the employes to focus.Things keep changing every day


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Strong company with a strong acquisition history

    Cons

    Lots of processes and procedures to follow

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Pretty Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few smart people mixed in

    Cons

    Inconsistent strategy and business direction


  9. "Software developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stress free workload.
    Good mentors and great cross-functional collaboration scope.

    Cons

    Does not sponsor work visa.
    No free food :P.


  10. "Sr System Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with small group of smart and fun people (the locals)

    Cons

    Not cutting edge technology used here


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