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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
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  • "Provides excellent work life balance(in 485 reviews)

  • "Good company ,good work environment(in 149 reviews)

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  • "Came here to achieve work/life balance which has not happened(in 79 reviews)

  • "Not every upper management hires are a good fit for the company(in 51 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Review Title

      Jun 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting place to work and get experience.

      Cons

      Sometime senior management does not response.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      RUN.

      Dec 18, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work/life balance I guess

      Cons

      You're probably reading this because OpenText just acquired your company. This is a pretty safe thing to assume, because that's all OpenText does, is acquire and cut costs. How do they cut costs? Well... - They lay off both the most recent hires and some senior people that were being paid the highest - They are very stingy with raises - Can't get travel approved if you're not senior management, even to go to a conference to learn something directly related to your job People who stayed after the acquisition were let go. They thought it couldn't happen to them. Well, it will. I'm personally looking for the exit.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not a horrible company

      Aug 10, 2010 - Technical Consultant in Tucson, AZ
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Open Text is not going to disappear anytime soon, the overall goals of the company are very clear and senior management is very committed to those goals.

      Cons

      Although, the company is stable their acquisition scheme makes job security very impossible to gauge. Very often "redundant" positions are eliminated and unnecessary fat is trimmed. Employee appraisals are pointless, since there is no reward for good or excellent performance. At the time of the acquisition of my company we were told that our salaries would be reviewed and they would rebalance us accordingly. Based on all research we are grossly underpaid and no talk any longer of relieving that. Although, Open Text is growing it does not seem that there are many opportunities for advancement. The few opportunities that do come up, middle management will bypass protocol and just simply “tap” someone to move up. In many cases this is based on subjective criteria rather than raw facts, and gives the appearance of inadequacy. Morale can be very low at times, however senior management will rally the troops in an attempt to make them forget about how little they make and their future is very bleak to say the least.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A review of Guidance Software (current acquisition)

      Jan 19, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - The CEO had great vision at the time but was overshadowed by day to day managements own ideas and implementation - Technology is still great and rock solid - Grand brand awareness from customers and industry experts - Great people in pockets across the company with heavy knowledge and expertise for learning and shadowing (when and if given the opportunity) - Remote employee and no hassle travel booking and reimbursement was great

      Cons

      - Technology starting to age compared to the industry and market. Keep innovating and they should be able to keep up and maintain share but the look and feel (per customers) is starting to show - No team feel or teammates. It was every person for themselves and saw constant back stabbing within our West territory team. At times even encouraged by management and senior management - Sales leadership was replaced with the prior CEOs buddies that completely changed the engagement and message of the company internally - The West sales team leadership I have never encountered (in my pretty lengthy tech career) a more abusive, hostile and outright nasty environment and self serving mentality with no care of direct reports or any professionalism. Hopefully OpenText addresses based upon prior and current employee feedback and prior HR was not helpful and only encouraged positive reviews on Glassdoor (an actual company initiative at one time).

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      12 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      .Befuddled by too many acquisitions too fast, cronyism and geographic dispersion

      Dec 24, 2014 - Senior Technical Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Immediate management are thoughtful and considerate. Reasonable salary and benefits. Flexible working conditions and hours (to some extent). Considerate of life outside of work.

      Cons

      Senior management has absolutely no regard for the many years experience the staff of their acquisitions have. They toss them aside without thought and needlessly waste valuable assets. No one in our local office has enough understanding of what is happening strategically in the rest of the company other than boilerplate emails. There is little or no chance to ask serious questions of management. Goals seem to constantly be shifting negating much hard work already done. Senior management has brought in an excessive number of buddies from previous roles that don't have a clue about our core business.

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      24 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      RUN if your company is being acquired by Open Text

      May 20, 2017 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Absolutely none. I have to enter 5 words minimum here to submit this review...

      Cons

      I was part of the Dell EMC ECD acquisition. It has been a horrible experience. 1. Open Text lies. When the acquisition was announced, Open Text stated that everyone would receive an offer letter. Well, many people did not receive an offer letter. None of the senior management were offered a position. Even worse, many people who accepted the offer were let go within 1 week of the acquisition close date, leaving them with a worse severance package and less lead time to find a job. 2. Nickel and Dimers. They created un-achievable goals to avoid paying variable compensation. Many of my colleagues are effectively getting a 20% pay cut. 3. Benefits are substandard and they make it impossible to calculate or understand. 4. Poor vision and leadership. Absolutely no integration plan even after 6 months. 5. Open Text Employees are still treating us like the competition. They only want to hire and sell Open Text.

      37 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great until...

      Aug 22, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, good pay, company direction made sense. They seem to buy up every little software company around and then try to fit them into their grand scheme.

      Cons

      very spread out teams, sometimes hard to find others in the company doing the same thing. Senior management seems to be trying to cut costs by hiring teams in India and then laying off the original team.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Meh

      May 8, 2013 - Sales 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Extremely large, non-integrated bag of solutions to sell, huge customer base, some solutions are very mature, if you can find them...there are MANY very intelligent people buried within the employee base

      Cons

      Huge % of unhappy or ignored customers across all solution silos, new senior management including new CEO come from Oracle/CA background, compensation and % of overachievers dropping steadily in new fiscal year, solution consultants not compensated on deals so they have no vested interest in going above and beyond, huge services quotas killing annual OTE

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      9 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Stay away if you are on working visa and if you want to spend a long time (> 3 years) in a company.

      Jan 17, 2009 - Lead Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      ECM market leader, relatively high bonus percentage. flexible working environment.

      Cons

      Discrimination against foreign born workers. High turn over of management, 5 different managers in 3 years. Lack of career developement and no much recognition of job well done. Dismal face time and communication to direct report. Pretty much a body shop in the Global Services. Senior Management (not top) do not care much about people under them. Very bad at keeping valuable people. Low base salary compared with market rate.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Executive Assistant

      Nov 21, 2015 - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Peers were very supportive and helpful. Also open to new ideas.

      Cons

      Communication filtering down to the employee from senior management was poor.

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      12 people found this review helpful
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