Unbearable culture for an active under 30 person
Reporting Analyst (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 12 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.