OpenText Senior Consultant Reviews

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OpenText CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea
Mark J. Barrenechea
33 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Comfortable place to work

    Mar 3, 2021 - Senior Marketing Automation Consultant in Waterloo, ON
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    Pros

    Good work / life balance and flexibility. Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Pay somewhat on the lower end when you stay a while.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Fascinating place to work if you are in the right kind of area

    Jun 14, 2013 - Senior Consultant 
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    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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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Fun yet bumpy ride

    May 18, 2014 - Senior Solutions Consultant in Waterloo, ON
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    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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    10 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    SE

    Oct 6, 2015 - Senior Consultant in Waterloo, ON
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    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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    13 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Working balance

    Jun 15, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
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    Pros

    Have good work balance environment

    Cons

    Not share knowledge between colleges

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  6. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    ECM as it should be

    May 24, 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Great company , forward thinking

    Cons

    career path limited as a contractor

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

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    May 23, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Very Helpful management in all

    Cons

    No cons to say specially

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Work Life Balance but Higher Management is too much involved

    May 11, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
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    Pros

    1. Work Life Balance 2. Nice people

    Cons

    1. Doesnt pay enough for the job 2. No Career Growth

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Senior

    Apr 6, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Pune
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    Pros

    Hikes and bonus are impressive

    Cons

    Work- life balance issue due to heavy work load

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Company Env

    Mar 26, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues, nice management, udhav

    Cons

    Sometimes work gets repetitive / boring

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