OpenText Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
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  1. "Fascinating place to work if you are in the right kind of area"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of very bright people who are all working to solve problems and make things better for the customer. Mostly great software with lots of capabilities. Over the years many competitors have fumbled the ball and OpenText has kept building on its core products and supports customers very well. Stock plan is ok and benefits are very good. On many levels they care about employees.

    Cons

    Software industry is sometimes ruthless with layoffs as "the market" changes. If you are in accounting, finance or other support areas the pay is not so great and the work is not that interesting. As the company has grown it has stopped caring so much about the 'little people.'

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    OpenText2013-06-14
  2. Helpful (13)

    "SE"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Decent salary if you negociate at hire or just during the acquisition - Entrepreneurial "get it done" culture - Professional Services consultants get quarterly bonuses - Virtual office (Work from home) is a real possibility for most PS and sales consultants - Discounted share buying plan - Clean offices, free coffee - Most hands-on collegues are smart and passionate

    Cons

    - Gifts and mementos for your anniversary died since new CEO and "yes men" CA team on board; - Majority of offices are campus buildings in suburbs. If in city, parking is crazy expensive; - No pay raises except, maybe, if you have a written offer to challenge status quo; - PS get bonuses but based on overall regional organization sales. Individual performance, if you made your % of utilization is somehwat watered down to the lowest common denominator; - "Best Place to Work" mantra is a a joke. - As PS, your vacations impact your utilization & bonuses; - 3 Cloud re-orgs in 2 years. The team, in its latest incarnation although competent, is overworked, overbooked and barely able to extinguish fires; - IT simply cannot keep its head above water due to constant acquisitions, the priority being given to systems mergers; - Close to constant hiring and non bill travel budget freezes: every new financial year, during acquisitions (2-3times a year); - Fresh blood / new hires almost non existent, except for the rare competent, overworked folk coming from acquisitions. - Management based on hierarchy, all aimed at getting the best bottom line possible. No organic growth. - Internal HR is non-existent, except when it comes to layoff people. Everything else is given out to head hunter agencies. - For every acquisition, there is lots of natural attrition and all redundant services (such as IT, HR, accounting, etc.) eventually get laid off. Software engineers and hands-on consultant will leave as soon as they realize the lack of challenge and growth available. - Nonexistent growth opportunities, extreme process/workflow dashboard data amounts to manage on legacy corporate software with poor usability vs very little proper software design. - Communications are top down and stop at middle management. There is no transparency whatsoever for the hands-on people unless you make friends on cross-team projects and chit chat once in a while. - Quarterly "wrah wrah wrah" all-hands and town halls only give hands-on folk the impression of a complete reality disconnect from the CEO and "yes men" CA team

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    OpenText2015-10-06
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Fun yet bumpy ride"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with some very talented people on some challenging projects over the years.My overall experience at OpenText was positive, yet I would still caution people considering work at this company.

    Cons

    Company is driving growth through acquisition and cost reductions. Companies are acquired, stripped bare, expenses reduced and semi integrated into OpenText. This can make for an unsettling work environment for employees at all levels. Senior Management are consistently dishonest with customers and employees and this dishonesty permeates the corporate culture.

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    OpenText2014-05-18
  4. "Senior Consultant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 

    I worked at OpenText full-time

    Pros

    Salary is not upto the mark compared to other employees

    Cons

    Good company to work with.

    OpenText2020-05-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Opentext"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely 100%.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from management when it's needed.

    OpenText2020-03-08
  6. "Good starting point"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Makati City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of options for career growth

    Cons

    Demands can be too high

    OpenText2019-10-11
  7. "Great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People here are generally very good. Hard working, understanding and trying to get things done. Products are very strong, market leaders etc. Not all products and none are perfection but generally the software works really well with lots of happy customers. Depending on your department, lots of scope to grow and develop your career. If you work at it you will be rewarded. No free rides, but plenty of room to do well. Lots of people who leave come back. Large numbers of return employees who prefer OpenText to the greener grass they sought.

    Cons

    Not lots of politics but there are some things that make love difficult. I’d say you find that in any company. It’s not too bad but sometimes a little frustrating. Pay can be a little hard to increase but not impossible. I’d say the pay is fair, above average but not stellar. If you work at it you can negotiate good pay but you have to drive this.

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    OpenText2019-09-13
  8. "Pre-Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pre Sales Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and work ethic is superb

    Cons

    Salary increases are very rare

    OpenText2019-08-22
  9. "Poor Project Managers"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reading, England

    I have been working at OpenText full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very stable, good international experience

    Cons

    PMs have no product knowledge

    OpenText2019-08-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at OpenText full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of great co-workers.

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucracy.

    OpenText2019-07-11
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