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Updated 24 March, 2019
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  • "No standard process and work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Sometime senior management does not response" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great work-life balance, awesome perks, amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Richmond Hill, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay: my pay is on par with colleagues in similar industries at a similar position
    - Work/Life: in at 9, out at 5. Never have had to check an email after hours and projects are very predictable
    - Perks/Benefits: pretty good, on par with the industry
    - Culture/People: being a large organization, this is highly dependent on your group - i can say that my team and extended group is fantastic. People are honest, supportive, and have integrity

    Cons

    The work is mundane. Very repetitive projects and lack of executive direction. Strategies change on an annual basis with little time to implement.


  2. "Finance department"

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    Current Employee - Finance Department in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, treat you with respect. Buildings are nice, good cafeteria offering variety of food at decent prices, free Starbucks coffee, teas, kombucha. Company is always acquiring companies and restructuring which means it is a very fast pace environment, you learn a lot of things every day, which at times could also be frustrating. Due to the size of the company your responsibilities are concentrated in only one small area, but there are opportunities to move and growth.
    Benefits are average of a big corporation, however, education assistance and wellness benefits has been the same amounts for the past 6+ years.

    Cons

    No training, basically you sit down and start asking co-workers how to do things, but managers expect you to deliver things on-time. The number of Directors had increased but not staff, too many executives with no knowledge of the area causing additional work or non-value added tasks to their staff.
    Salary is way below market, benefits are not great, work-life balance was good but not so much right now.

  3. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great, benefits are great, vacation time is great. Salary good be better.

    Cons

    Salary could be better, but it could also be worse


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Needs improvement but it works for now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Relatively good work life balance.
    Friendly environment and supportive culture.

    Cons

    There is room for improvement in the compensation department. Doesn't hurt to earn slightly more given that there is no growth prospects here.

    Advice to Management

    Actually focus on your human capital then sing about it in your company calls.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people and location

    Cons

    The negatives are outweighed by the positives


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Comfortable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Specialist/Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Specialist/Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good workplace perks (Oktoberfest/summer festivals)
    Great location (next to parks so there are good paths)

    Cons

    Large company can mean that it's difficult to get things done.
    Constantly having to onboard new acquisitions which means our culture isn't stable.
    After 2 years here, I still don't know what our company does.


  7. "Privacy Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Privacy Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Privacy Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance provided

    Cons

    Not in Toronto, not enough networking opps there.

  8. "Great for career growth/development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, experience opportunity, challenging but rewarding, positive culture, social activities

    Cons

    Recognition not always awarded fairly, unpaid overtime (on-call), heavy workloads

    Advice to Management

    Raises are very marginal and not always awarded annually.


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and good life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries, some management, that are no longer there.


  10. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great personal & Work Life Balance.
    Salary is good
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of right now.