Corel Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place, Bad Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Corel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture, colleagues are nice, work-life is balanced

    Cons

    PC industry is going down year by year, the management still have problem finding a new goose with the golden eggs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try mobile?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Free and CP high Company

    Cons

    No foresight and OEM tended company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Enjoyable time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    Flexible
    Pursue own ideas
    Fairly open.
    Friendly staff
    Changing responsibilities

    Cons

    Lacked strategy
    Better employee benefits
    More travel reqd
    More communication across regions
    Stable CEO.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for someone to jumpstart their careers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    The best thing about Corel are it's people. Due to downsizing, the ones left are true professionals with great flair. For a software corporation of its size, its scale of operations is quite extensive and this is all due to the quality of its employees.

    If you are a junior to intermediate level person who wishes to grow, this is a great place as you will be working with world-class professionals with a can-do attitude to everything.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. Management hold onto their positions tightly and keep their employees from evolving into leadership roles.

    If you are a senior-level person, you will find it frustrating at the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain your high quality employees, you need to provide them opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place with an old product line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    Good group of highly skilled people that enjoy their work and their products. Decent perks, work flexibility, and consistent perfromance recognition throughout.

    Cons

    Recent history of investor purchase, delisting, relisting, delisting again. Very tight ship with little room or budget for innovation. Culture of "me too" products. High executive aversion to risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to foster more innovation at a low level. Create more turnover in the employees to bring in fresh experiences and skills.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You have to work in China or Canada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    nice people. nice activities. open-mind CEO.

    Cons

    Less important product line can not get enough resource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they do very good job.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good choice at the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corel

    Pros

    The General Manager of my division was the reason I joined the company. He was inspiring and made you believe in this division's future.

    Cons

    It was challenging to deal with the changes when our CEO left for another job, and a new interim CEO joined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though they were hired under different leadership, it would have been great if management allowed people to do what they were originally hired to do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    Nice people. There are some interesting opportunities both in profesional sense and in climbing corporate ladder.
    Overall, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Job security - I guess it is the same for all IT jobs in the developed word.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider long-term goals rather then just worrying about this quoter

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career, just don't stay to long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies. The people were fun to work with and for the most part enjoyed their jobs. Employee events, and fun days were appreciated. Very good place to start a career, people in Ottawa recognize the the talent of Corel employees. Free coffee (the good stuff) and pop. Very good work home balance. I was always able to take time from work to look after home and family.

    Cons

    Long hours without proper compensation. A lot of the time managers felt that it was necessary to do overtime just for the doing overtime. No willingness to provide relevant training. Cut backs and lack of R&D spending limit the amount of positions available to move into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend on R&D. More on the research part

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great people, fun and challenging work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Specialist  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Everyone gets along and there are virtually no conflicts. It's a fun and often challenging environment to work in. Communication from upper management has improved 100% over the years. You get a true feeling that you are part of a large team, all working toward a single goal of success.

    Cons

    The same as all companies in the high-tech sector -- the fear of cutbacks and downsizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends

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