OpenText Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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3.1
57%
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60%
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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
974 Ratings
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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Corporate Event Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Great Events Team & working environment

    Cons

    Unfortunately let go from contract due to COVI - Economics/workload

  2. "Great career advancement opportunities for those willing to work very hard."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours Career coaching Technology leader Work from home

    Cons

    Political mess Low lead time for changes to market Competitive internal business units

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  3. Helpful (9)

    "When you reach the top of the payscale you will be laid off."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good managers and good work environment

    Cons

    Once you have reached the top of the payscale there are no more raises and you'll get laid off.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "A mess"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Its a fun company, fun coworkers, tries to act big so they have a fun environment. Work life balance

    Cons

    It is slow, confused, silod, political, and innovation shunting. Want you to be DevOps / SRE / Ops in one role but will not pay you accordignly. The salary is horrible the mgmt does not care about you and you will be cut off if they chose to. The CEO sees employees as ants.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not a bad place to work . . . for a while"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    experience gained from the team

    Cons

    politics!! too much acquisition growth

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship like the Berry"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a excellent company until 2016 until CEO become to be obsessed by money, stocks and beat IBM and others big companies .

    Cons

    - CEO lies that always is because of cost - Several freezes - Poor Management and Micromanagement - Be happy if you have 2% raise every 3 years - They have a huge issue with the structure having overqualified people in positions that have no career path to move up, so or you be submissive or they will make your life miserable to you quit or they put you in probation and if nothing works layoff you. - No raise or promotion even if you have the highest score in the evaluation as soon there are no career path - Lies and omissions during hiring, then change the rules after you are on board - Managers chaise people and hide behind HR who cover them - Company just buy other companies and every time more they say have less money to share - RRSP match cut with COVID excuse, but the real truth is the CEO excuse have money to buy new companies - Do not follow compliance rules and if raise an issue HR will make you guilty to hide the management problems - is becoming no longer a multicultural environment and they are often hiring people with only working VISA - several benefits cut off - work in environments with less people then required, so you will work for 2 and receive less then the market pays - Several people having illness, but HR hide this because they know the management is causing it and need to hide politically - VPs and CEO before COVID changed the rule making all work from office and now want show they are good guys but the real truth they want you in the office because they don't want to see empty chairs to do micromanagement. - They want you that you produce as 2 or 3 people, put in the evaluation that you are in the average to not give raises and promotions, smile when they do micromanagement or chaise other employees, and say yes for everything the do even against the law. - Payment raises are inferior to the Canada inflation if you have it - No longer motivated employees, they just stay for lack of options - The company has no clue what they are...in the past was a software company but now they don't know if they follow as a software company, consulting firm, support company or even just a company who buy others to acquire customers.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Problem with roles and pay"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intermediate Full Stack Developer 

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, RRSP matching, decent health benefits

    Cons

    Poor pay, managers don't know enough about what their staff are doing, difficult to change positions

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  8. Helpful (15)

    "My experience was so terrible they paid me out to never speak of it ever again"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    the general life experience and growth from the situation looking back

    Cons

    having to go through the experience day by day and then having to stop & reflect and grow from that as if in a prolonged game of snakes and ladders but outnumbered by the snakes

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (21)

    "Terrible"

    1.0
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good STARTING salary and benefits

    Cons

    - No raise most years, even with 6 excellent performance reviews - No cost of living increase EVERY year - Thanks to a 5% salary cut (COVID19 measures), after 6 years I now make less than on my first day.... think about that - Most of the positive reviews on here are nonsense and propaganda

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  10. Helpful (15)

    "Get out while you can"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - IT Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Really none that I saw.

    Cons

    Unfeeling corporate climate. They will praise your work while getting the knife ready behind your back. Take advantage of any situation to pad their numbers, even if it hurts the hard working staff.

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