Compare OpenText vs BlackBerry BETASee how BlackBerry vs. OpenText compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at OpenText full-time for less than a year
I have been working for Opentext for just over 8 weeks. As a Sales Executive, I have been through lots of sales training. Different methodologies such as SPIN, Challenger, etc. I just returned... from Sales University at Opentext and without a doubt, this is the best training I have ever received. The company sent 10 solution/industry experts to spend two solid weeks with us trainees. In depth presentation skills, product knowledge and how to access the multitude of team members was incredible. The experts spent time away from their "day" jobs to teach us, often one on one, about the tips and tricks of being successful at Opentext. This is a great company with so many solutions to offer our customers. The training has confirmed it, I have landed at my dream job!! Challenging but very rewarding.
The one small con I have about the company is that creating a quote/proposal and deal for a customer is very complex and time consuming, especially when proposing a cloud deal.
Advice to Management
Please continue to focus resources into Sales University. The last two week shave made me a better sales person and given me more tools to be successful at Opentext!!
I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than a year
People are wonderful, very welcoming. Very diverse set of skills and abilities within the organization. Never short from learning on a daily basis.
Work-life balance is very difficult. It may be unique to my role given I'm in security and monitoring. BlackBerry has a hard rule from working from home which has only gotten more extreme. Before it... was casual and if you had a good reason, I'm thinking some people abused the freedom we had. Unfortunately this has stifled my family life and I feel like I'm always in the office.
Advice to Management
Discuss hours of operation, work from home capability again. Competing organizations are well advanced in comparison.