OpenText Reviews in Chicago, IL

263 Reviews
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263 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance; some intelligent, hard-working colleagues (in 45 reviews)

  • The work environment is one of the best I have experienced (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to be recognized for a promotion unless you are "pals" with the right people in Senior Management (in 13 reviews)

  • Seeing some sudden change in direction from upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Awful company to be a sales rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Sorry I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, zero focus on product innovation or integrating all the legacy products in the stack via acquisition, and the EIM thing is not a vision but a pipe dream that is totally divorced from the reality of the company's product portfolio. Halfway through this fiscal year, over 2/3 of the sales reps had sold less than $100K in total revenue and less than 10 reps were on pace to make quota. Yet somehow, the company keeps reporting earnings growth. Virtually every rep in the entire company is currently interviewing elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please explain how the company continues to report record earnings while over 90% of the sales force is under quota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Who will save us ?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at OpenText

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, freedom to learn.

    Cons

    limited resources to actually perform / achieve any goals. Always seem to hit the wall early in projects. Never seem to quite get it done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus focus focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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