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Great place to work!
R&D Tools Support & Development (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON24 April 2018
Great place to work and I learned quite a bit about the corporate environment. I also was able to work on different products and in the process acquired a lot of knowledge about different technologies.
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Productive and Fun place to work, with brilliant people.
IT Security Analyst (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON25 January 2018
Opentext is an interesting place to work, with lots of learning opportunities. It's a place to build and advance a career in IT, and there is no discrimination against anyone. The people there are always willing to help.
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Opentext is a great place to work. Good environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  PH30 October 2017
My typical day, I come to work early. 20 minutes before work time I checked my calendar and my things to do for the day. Checked my incoming emails identify the urgent and not so urgent request before doing my routine work such as preparing correspondence, checking the supplies in the pantry, calling suppliers to canvass supplies needed, assist during the meeting materials needed for the meeting.

I learned to be proactive, asked questions if you did not understand, get confirmation by repeating what was said. Be a smart at your work, always welcome change, do the best in everything you do.

A good management style is someone who gives clear direction and pretty hands-off but ready to give and help guidance.

Hardest part of the job is if there's no clear direction from the management.

The most enjoyable part of the job is work life balance with good salary.
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easy going place
World Wide Sales Operations (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON20 October 2017
Work environment is alright. Employees easy going. very relaxed environment. Employee perks are good. If you want something, just have to ask (i.e. ask company to stock pop in fridge, etc). Treat employees well. THey purchased charter bus to take employees from secondary office in Richmond Hill to Head Office in Waterloo.
Pros
Family environment
Cons
parking is limited
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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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Healthy work enviornment that promotes advancement and recognition
Principal SAP Infrastructure Lead (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON14 September 2017
I enjoy working in a positive rewards based environment that allows for personal and professional growth. OpenText provided exactly that during the 6 months I was there.
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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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Reactive approach
Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON9 January 2017
Management is not invested in the betterment or advancement of employees


Due to the global footprint of the organization, the interaction between teams or direct boss can be limited

Change is the norm and pace at which things change is disruptive to day to day operations

Great coworkers to work with
Pros
lot of flexibility and ability to work remotely
Cons
disconnectedness across the organization
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Keep looking
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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