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Perfect place to work
Finance Analyst- (Revenue Recognition- ASC 606) (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON12 October 2017
Good Scope and can learn many things. The kind of knowledge that I get from this company is most demanding in the current financial job market. Hours of work is pretty normal and no need to work out of office.
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Good for a short while
Employee (Former Employee) –  Ontario28 September 2017
With being a public company, Open Text has a very shady culture. Acquisitions happen all the time and so do layoffs. One never knows if it is their time. What decides the end of your career at Open Text? Salary, that's it. Nobody looks at contribution or the hole one may leave after they are let go when deciding on who should be let go.
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Great place to work if you get hired on.
Accounts Receivables Specialist (Temp Positon) (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 September 2017
Getting hired on instead of working through agency is hard. But if you are lucky enough to get permanent employment great place to work. They look after the employees.
Pros
Great place to work.
Cons
Getting hired on instead of working through agency is hard.
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Great workplace
Technical Support Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON4 September 2017
Good work life balance. Fast growing digital enterprise. Lots of new acquisitions and opportunity for growth. Management consists of experienced seasoned professionals.
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good company to work for
Team Lead - IT Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON1 August 2017
Open Text was a growing company when I worked there and it had many growing pains however overall it was a good place to work and enjoyed my time there.
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Good international exposure
Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON13 July 2017
The company has international set up and keeps growing through acquisition. It's a good workplace to gain international exposure. While there are lots of tedious administrative jobs related to acquisition.
Pros
Work/life balance
Cons
keeps changing due to acquisition
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Lots of company changes constantly
Field Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON15 June 2017
as above - lots of company changes and uncertainty. Great comany and products/services but hard to follow the constant change. It was a company with great people.
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Headed, mostly, in the right direction, but uphill against a revenue-loving mgmt team
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 May 2017
Heavy focus on revenue with little appetite for IT automation due to cost. Benefits are slightly below average (no bonus, minimal salary increases). Company does shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Pros
Free coffee and pop at my office
Cons
Moving to a "work from office only" cuture, slow pace of change
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Great place to work
Senior Software Program Maintenance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON2 May 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was the SOCIAL COMMITTEE
There was nothing hard about the job
The workplace, the environment was very friendly, comfortable, and highly motivated.
I learned a lot being in IT industry about software programs and first class resolution support, 24/7 support, extended support and many other programs.
Maintained renewals for licensed support for both production and backup environment.
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good place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON25 April 2017
OpenText is a decent place to work it is a great place to start your career off. it is great for new graduates who want to get into the tech market with a Canadian company
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Fun workplace with good management
Renewals Administrator (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON17 April 2017
OT offers many opportunities for upcoming students, new grads. Great work environmental, good employee morale.

On site cafeteria. OT is involved with many NGO's and other organizations in the Community which allows employees to get involved.
Pros
Excellent networking and corproate discounts
Cons
High pressure at work
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Great place to work
Employee (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON13 March 2017
Great company to work for. If your looking to grow your career this is definitely a company that allows you the opportunity to do so. Would recommend OpetText to anyone looking for a great career.
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Not a stable environment, company is constantly in a state of flux
Account Development Representative (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON6 March 2017
If you are looking for a company with a stable working environment, look somewhere else. Company is constantly acquiring other companies, which creates constant transition and ambigiuty among employees.
Pros
social events
Cons
corporate culture, management
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Developer (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON19 December 2016
Do your research before deciding to work here. OpenText is an acquisition machine and it's fueled by politics and deceit. Management does not care about growing you or their products. Top Employer awards are bought and paid for. There are a lot of fake reviews on Glassdoor. Employee perks are constantly being scaled back. The turnover rate is well above the industry standard. Growth opportunities are few and far between.
Pros
Decent vacation, great colleagues
Cons
Poor management, high turnover, corporate politics
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Great atmosphere, growing company, Merges and acquisitions
technology architect (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 October 2016
Great place to work at, going though transitions changes. Acted as a trusted advisor. Provided recommendations on latest technologies to effectively guide the technical direction of projects, proactively identify and resolve complex technical issues and assess the potential impact of emerging technologies relative to strategic business needs and recommends their use in the company for current and future needs. Key focus is to reduce capital cost and mitigate down time and business risks.
Pros
Octoberfeast-
Cons
multi turnover company
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You must be one of "the chosen"
Finance (Former Employee) –  Waterloo21 July 2016
I worked in finance for 3 years. Most of the managers were completely incompentant and seemed to have one gotten those positions based on their ability to suck up rather than their skills. Favouritism was rampant in finance.
This meant a lot of the hard working and skilled people would quit and they wouldn't be replaced rather their work was dumped on those that remained. They also constantly acquired new companies which meant more and more work.
OpenText is a large multinational with the policies of a small company and the HR department is a joke.
The benefits and perks were good but the pay was a joke. There is no connection between your performance and annual raise. That is if you even get an annual raise as they have no policy around that. You have to complain about your pay to get a raise.
Pros
Good benefits and perks
Cons
Low pay, increasing work load, favouritism, weak management
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Incompetent
Manager (Current Employee) –  Ontario20 July 2016
A large company that pretends it is an engineering company when in fact it's really about acquisition. As a result the company is incompetent, bureaucratic, and political.
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Best place to learn and grow
Lead Technical Consultant (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON6 July 2016
A good organization to work with. Recommended as a good workplace to learn and grow your skills. A global standard and winner in Enterprise Content Management.
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Poor management, corporate politics and favorizm
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON16 February 2016
Since the new CEO came aboard this company is no longer what it used to be. There are always deadlines and new responsibilities thrown on your plate but there are only expectations and no proper compensation nor promotion for all that extra work. Lack of human resources problem is being ignored for years now and all they do is hiring contractors instead of permanent employees. Finance team is a dead end, there is no opportunities to grow professionally, you will be most likely stuck in the same position for years unless you are the "chosen" one that will magically be promoted without doing anything.
Although there are still some great people there, it is a matter of time until those leave this company as well. Such a shame as this really was great place to work. Now is only corporate politics, favorizm and poor compensation.
Pros
Great people, flexible work hours
Cons
Poor management, corporate politics and favorizm; poor compensation
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Unbearable culture for an active under 30 person
Reporting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 February 2016
OpenText is a very old traditional company that comes with all the drawbacks of a corporation that is stuck in the past.

This is purely subjective as i'm sure there are lots of people who would enjoy the culture at OpenText. I will describe OpenText culture by virtue of what they are not, who am i and why it is a terrible fit.

I am active, love to travel, love trying new things, learning new things, new sports, talk about innovation taking place around the globe. Having fun in my book is doing awesome "stuff" with people who think like me.

At OpenText i could not connect to a single person on basic human level in terms of interest, beliefs, things i care about. Conversations are dominated by discussion of tv shows (i don't watch tv) and variety of household routines.

Work style is very deadline oriented at certain times in a year yet not results oriented. I felt like all i did was spin my wheels while i was there. Again, take this with a grain of salt because i am switching careers. It could be that this just wasn't for me...

Overall i was miserable there. I would like to emphasize that this might be due to bad fit to begin with.
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