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Updated Dec 5, 2021

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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
1,673 Ratings
Pros
  • "Provides excellent work life balance(in 485 reviews)

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

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Engaging company

      Aug 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work culture is good Less stress Good work life balance

      Cons

      I didn’t see any cons in the opentext technologies HQ

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Not what it seems

      Nov 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package and time off Working remotely

      Cons

      No work life balance. You will find many colleagues putting in 10-12 hour days. No upward movement or advancement unless you work in one of the 5 big offices. Waterloo, San Mateo, Munich, Singapore or India. "Center of Excellence" is code speak for cheap Indian labor. Most are short term, or don't have the needed skills. Liberal virtue signaling. Lots of jumping into leftist initiatives. Most middle and upper management positions are filled externally. Usually blwith people upper management used to work with at other companies.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Bureaucracy, Stinginess, Mediocre Benifits

      Nov 22, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + Work - life balance/blend/(insert latest buzzword) + The coworkers you interact with every day. In a company this large, there are many varied teams so take this with a grain of salt. + Stable, if not stagnant, business outlook

      Cons

      - Nonsensical, outdated policies from C-level leadership including remote work. Everyone has to go back to the office in Jan. 2022, but exceptions will be made for newly hired "top talent" who want to be remote. At least now we know what they think of current employees! - Stingy. During the onset of COVID, some of my coworkers were unable to get a webcam which is pretty essential for remote work. It was chalked up to pandemic austerity. Fast-forward a year and after the best year in company history, not much has changed and the CEO toots his own horn while the majority get raises that -just- keep up with inflation. - CEO Mark B. best described as aloof, aggrandizing, and surrounded by sycophants. - Noncompetitive benefits for a tech company (.25% per 1% 401k match, up to a max of 1% with a 4-year vesting schedule) - Bureaucratic to the point of stifling innovation and lacking common sense. Policies are applied company-wide without thought to the effects on all teams, especially small ones. Additionally, my team has been attempting to increase headcount for over a year and a half now but apparently requisitions always gets stuck on the desk of some senior manager - it seems the C-level team wants to sign off on everything. This bureaucratic culture trickles down, making even the "COVID response team" totally ineffectual. They take 3 weeks to send out a general alert if an employee in your office has COVID. - Their website is a mess. My team had a broken, outdated webpage on the opentext domain for a substantial time. How TF does that happen at a self-professed tech company? The disorganized intranet isn't any better.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Slow and steady growth and stability.

      Dec 3, 2021 - Sr Manager Software Engineering 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable continuous work with good work life balance.

      Cons

      Slow moving, too down driven, C-Level approval for most decisions, CEO is good at leading companies for the outside investors, but seems to think he needs to be involved in all decisions thus breading an environment that lacks trust.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Micromanagement at its finest

      Nov 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      In my field, there is a good work-life balance. A lot of good workers.

      Cons

      Micromanagers. CEO hoarding CTO position EVP is CFO IT departments report to CFO SVP is CIO......... Seems like everyone up top likes to hoard on position so no one gets promoted.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Traditional boring company

      Aug 8, 2021 - Solutions Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good ESOP was good - 15%

      Cons

      The company is filled with teams came via acquisitions. They acquire good companies with A team and most of them usually quit due to poor benefits and bad work culture. It is run by old B team who usually stay and can’t find job elsewhere and don’t mind poor benefits. If you want a cool job and have no career aspirations, you will love it here. If you are ambitious, career and growth oriented, stay away. They function more like a traditional brick and mortar company and not like a Silicon Valley Tech company, so set your expectations right.

      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Mark Barrencea CEO is fantastic

      Aug 1, 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really a great group of people. Easy going Canadian company. Agressively pursuing Cloud, Cyber, Data areas with exciting products.

      Cons

      Too many sales people to Sales Engineers. Need Solution Architects Need a capture team. Came here to achieve work/life balance which has not happened.

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Aug 19, 2021 - Lead Security Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits, great co-workers, vacation, and work life balance

      Cons

      CEO will not allow remote work. Most talent leaving because of this.

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 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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      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0