OpenText
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www.opentext.com Waterloo, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

OpenText Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Graphic Designer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OpenText in October 2010.

Interview Details Initial interview: hiring agency. After I passed that phase I came in for an interview with the team lead and a senior designer. Once passed that came in for a production test, once passed that I was interviewed by the team to show my portfolio. Then hired (1mth process)

Interview Question – Wasn't one.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation necessary. Salary was above average at the time of initial hiring. Vacation was generous, benefits, great.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at OpenText in August 2012.

Interview Details Responded to linkedin add through a recruiter. Had one face to face interview and one phone interview.

Interview Question – There were none.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The salary was within the range expected. I asked for more vacation and this was not granted.

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Systems Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OpenText in January 2013.

Interview Details The process is very direct going directly to the point. Since the company have their own products they are expecting someone that will be capable to learn and have a good relationship with the customer.

Interview Question – The Interview focus on the position, no difficult questions or unexpected questions were made.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The negociation was fine and they were open to explain what are the reasons made in the offer.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Business Intelligence Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person - interviewed at OpenText in September 2012.

Interview Details 30 minutes interview, general questions like: "why do you choose this company?"etc. I was asked to present my recent project about database. That's it.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Waterloo, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OpenText in August 2012.

Interview Details HR phone screen and on-site technical interview

Interview Question – Generica web application related questions: SQL, CSS, business logic design, Java   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

BI Developer Co-op Interview

Anonymous Employee
Waterloo, ON

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at OpenText.

Interview Details Easy interview. Fit questions. Smile lots and you'll get the job,

Interview Question – None. All questions are fit questions.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at OpenText

Interview Details Phone interview & technical interview

Interview Question – What is polymorphism?   Answer Question

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1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Director Level Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at OpenText in November 2009.

Interview Details I was approached by a representative of the company. Did a phone interview with this person. She indicated that I had the skills and experience and would pass the information to her Manager to setup an interview. No communication then for 5 months. I then get an email out of the blue asking me to do a phone interview at a specific time and date with less than 48 hours notice. No explanation for the 5 months of silence.

Interview Question – The interview was not difficult and I appeared to have the skills and experience they were seeking.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I decided not to proceed with this company as they clearly have little communication skill and I felt that it probably was indicative of a place that puts little effort in keeping their employees in the loop. I also felt that the urgency in the final email meant they were up against a deadline to have candidates for interviewing and they were just contacting me after 5 months to meet their deadlines.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Product Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at OpenText in October 2009.

Interview Details Quite pleasant experience for product marketing manager position.
Questions were very straight forward and uncomplicated.
Email with pre-screening questions helped set the stage for the interview.
No offer was made due to limited experience.
Recruiter tried to pass off more experience than I had, despite my resume being outstanding.

The recruiting experience is a much different strategy than simply applying directly to hiring managers.

Interview Question – What writing have you done of sales material   View Answer

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2 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

QA Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OpenText in April 2009.

Interview Details I replied to a job site posting, had an initial phone interview and was told that an interview would be scheduled in Waterloo. I didn't hear anything, so after 3 weeks I followed up and an inteview was scheduled within a few days. I think the recruiter 'lost' me in the system.

I had two typical in-person inteviews which went really well and I liked the team and the work responsibilities - it would have been a perfect match for me.

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions - just the standard interview questions - why did you leave your last job, what are your strengths/weaknesses, etc.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After accepting the offer, I found out that a police, reference and credit check would be done by an American company. I would have been ok with this if a Canadian company was doing the checks but because of the US Patriot Act, I was extremely uncomfortable for the potential (albeit very remote) of this information being used by the US government.

Just the thought of my personal information potentially being sent to a third-party without my knowledge or consent made me feel as if my right to privacy was being violated.

I then revoked my acceptance of the offer.

In summary, the interview was positive; the conditions of employment were unacceptable.

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