OpenText Corporation
OpenText employees attend a celebration bringing staff together following the company's acquisition of Micro Focus  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2024) and Southwestern Ontario's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why OpenText Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2024) and Southwestern Ontario's Top Employers (2024):

  • OpenText offers maternity and parental leave top-up to 16 weeks for new mothers and up to eight weeks for fathers and adoptive parents -- and employees seeking to start a family may take advantage of a generous fertility treatment benefit that ranges up to $10,000, if needed
  • Located on the University of Waterloo's campus (where the company's founders have their roots), OpenText is a strong supporter of ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly related to their current position (to $3,000 annually), along with a variety of in-house and online training options
  • OpenText offers a range of flexible and hybrid work options for its employees -- and when onsite, employees can gather in an employee lounge complete with video games, board games and foosball as well as an outdoor patio, and have access to a cafeteria with healthy menu items and an after-hours self-serve system with fresh sandwiches and salads available at a reasonable cost
OpenText employees learn about career paths at the company during career week  

Employer Background

Industry Software publishers
Established in Canada 1991
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian locations Mississauga ON, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Richmond Hill ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,790
Part-time employees in Canada 61
Full-time employees worldwide 24,982
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 0.09%
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 46 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, television, video games, foosball table, board games, table tennis
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Other food options at main location express fridges (replenished daily by the catering company), after cafeteria hours employees can use a self-serve pay system with fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks (at a reasonable price)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, treadmills, stationary bikes, shower facilities

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A+

Employee social committee name Site Squad (est. 2003)
Past social events return to office celebrations, hosts neighborhood walks, pop-up beer gardens, golf and disc golf charity tournaments, Oktoberfest (a Waterloo tradition), departmental soccer tournaments, a FIFA World Cup viewing party, road hockey tournaments, annual Christmas holiday party, and more
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications virtual town halls led by the company CEO, social Yammer channel (with departmental and special-interest subgroups), virtual coffee breaks

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $3,300) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $250 every 2 years
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Health spending account up to $320 each year
Wellness spending account up to $320 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $320 each year
Additional health plan information $10,000 fertility drug allotment is applicable for IUI and/or IVF treatments
Additional health and wellness initiatives fitness club subsidies (50% discount at GoodLife Fitness), weight loss and smoking cessation programs, access to 24/7 online medical services
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 14 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 85% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $10,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 6 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information vacation entitlements increase by 1 day each year after the second year on the job, moving to 4 weeks after 6 years of employment

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 13,512 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 139 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Food Banks (across Canada), UNHCR (supporting Ukrainian refugees), Red Cross, Red Crescent (earthquake relief in Turkey), Ditchley Foundation, Legacy of Hope, Projets du Autochtones de Québec
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight OpenText's charitable focus is directed towards education and innovation; support for children and family programs; serious illnesses; and global disaster relief efforts.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why OpenText Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • OpenText offers paid internship opportunities in a range of fields including software engineering, technical writing, development, data analysis and marketing -- as well, the organization manages a Finance Academy campus recruitment program for new graduates in finance and accounting programs, hiring students directly into the corporate finance team
  • OpenText launched the Navigator Indigenous Student Internship program in partnership with Lakehead University and recently extended this initiative to create a Black Intern Program, aiming to remove barriers to employment for students by creating a clear pathway to digital positions -- students hired through these programs gain exposure to a range of projects and responsibilities, and have access to onboarding and offboarding activities, engagement with OpenText leadership, mentorships, and career planning and financial training sessions
  • All employees at OpenText are encouraged to structure their development and career goals with myCareer Development Plan, an internal tool where employees can reflect on their current strengths, view opportunities for growth in their current role, and develop an action plan to help them achieve success -- employees can work with their manager to create their formal plan, as well as receive feedback and coaching on an ongoing basis
OpenText employees support food banks across Ontario  

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Major Canadian locations Mississauga ON, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Richmond Hill ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,790
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities management development courses, comprehensive training programs in sales, professional services, customer support, engineering, and information technology, mentoring and sponsorship program across all affinity groups, myCareer Development Plan internal tool to create formalized career plans (includes strengths, opportunities for growth, career aspirations, and action plan), onboarding roadmap provided to new hires and their managers
Additional highlights annual career week for all global employees (share career journeys and learn about resources available to support career development, includes messages from the CEO, internal guest speakers, local career storytelling panels, and formal training)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why OpenText Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • OpenText is committed to ambitious goals through its Zero Barriers commitments -- they include a majority ethnically diverse workforce by 2030, 50/50 gender parity within key roles and 40 per cent women in leadership positions at all management levels by 2030, and an emphasis on education and training opportunities in the communities it operates in
  • OpenText recently welcomed its first cohort of Black and Indigenous interns as part of its Navigator internship program, offered in partnership with Lakehead University -- every intern had a trained mentor and onboarding buddy, weekly programming included workshops on well-being, financial planning, resume and LinkedIn, Indigenous Elders and networking
OpenText staff hold a panel for National Truth and Reconciliation Day  
In a global climate where LGBTQ+ communities are under political, social, and physical threat, it makes one evaluate where support actually resides. In other words, who has my back? Who is standing by my community when it is not always a popular stance? Those concerns have been assuaged in my experience at OpenText and its diversity programs. As a leader of the LGBTQ+ Employee Network, I have personally witnessed senior executives vocalize support, devote funding, and take real action to facilitate initiatives. It cannot be understated how reassuring it can be to recognize this support in my workplace." Brad Ackerberg, director of training, consulting, customer support

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Major Canadian locations Mississauga ON, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Richmond Hill ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,790
Performance management and accountability Zero Barriers commitments as part of the OpenText Zero-In Initiative, includes a majority ethnically diverse workforce by 2030, 50/50 gender parity within key roles and 40% women in leadership positions at all management levels by 2030, and a focus on education and training opportunities in the communities the organization operates in
Employee resource groups 10 groups with over 3,500 members: Black Employee Empowerment & Excellence (BEE), Queer Pride & Allies, Worldwide OpenText Women (WOW), inspirASIAN, truABILITY, Familia (Hispanic/Latinx), Indigenous & Allies, Salute (veterans) and an intergenerational employee network
Recruitment initiatives Navigator internship program for Black and Indigenous students, a campus advisor role was hired to recruit Indigenous and Black students, offers internships for women in technology through the University of Waterloo
Retention and development programs mentoring program created by Women's Network
Training and awareness initiatives recognizes important dates such as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Black History Month, and International Women's Day with speakers, resources, and blogs
Diversity highlights piloting diverse interview panels by including an interviewer from the WOW employee network, ED&I team reviewed policies for updates, policy committee (co-chaired by VP of ED&I) meets quarterly to review and approve updates to policies, participates in March of Dimes' MentorAbility program (provide mentors to differently abled people looking to learn about professional possibilities in the tech industry)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why OpenText Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2024):

  • OpenText helps employees make more environmentally friendly choices for their commutes to work, with secure bicycle parking, bicycle repair stations, shower and changing facilities available for active commuters as well as EV charging stations at several offices -- the organization also partners with TravelWise to provide discounted transit passes and a carpool matching program
  • OpenText has formalized its commitment to achieving sustainable and inclusive growth through its Zero-In Initiative, which includes progressive goals for reducing its environmental footprint -- the Zero Footprint pillar includes a commitment to reduce emissions by 50 per cent by 2030, reach net-zero by 2040, and send zero waste to landfill by 2030
  • OpenText engages employees in environmental initiatives throughout the year, including hosting community clean-ups at various offices for Earth Day and sharing information and resources to learn about the circular economy, waste reduction and recycling in honour of Waste Reduction Week
OpenText facilities team members are recognized for their dedication in support of the organization's return to work efforts  

Highlights

Industry Software publishers
Major Canadian locations Mississauga ON, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Richmond Hill ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,790
Part-time employees in Canada 61
Employee green team Corporate Citizenship Champions
Senior executive who oversees initiatives vice-president, corporate citizenship
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Earth Day (employees engaged with resources to learn about Earth Day, hosted community clean-ups at sites around the world), client-facing "Be a Climate Innovator" campaign (focused on reducing environmental impacts through digitization)
Noteworthy initiatives OpenText Zero-In Initiative commits to a science-based greenhouse gas emissions target of 50% reduction by 2030, net-zero by 2040, and zero waste from operations by 2030
Building footprint includes electric vehicle charging stations, compostable takeout containers at the Waterloo head office's onsite café, LED lighting, motion and occupancy sensors
Extended recycling paper, batteries, printer cartridges, plastic, metal containers, e-waste
Commuter amenities offers sustainable transportation options through TravelWise (discounted transit passes, carpool matching and trip planning tool), Sustainable Waterloo Region Impact Network, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Waste Reduction Week in Canada

The Career Directory

OpenText Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
OpenText employees at a Light the Night Walk, hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Highlights for New Grads

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Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian locations Mississauga ON, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Richmond Hill ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Software Engineer, QA Engineer, IT Analyst, Financial Analyst
Starting salary $60K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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