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2.9 39 reviews

8% Approve of the CEO

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Tom Berquist

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21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Place, Bad Industry

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) Taipei (Taiwan)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry mobile?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Software Engineer

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Taipei (Taiwan)

    ProsFree and CP high Company

    ConsNo foresight and OEM tended company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Enjoyable time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible
    Pursue own ideas
    Fairly open.
    Friendly staff
    Changing responsibilities

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

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    Great place for someone to jumpstart their careers

    Developer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place with an old product line

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

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

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    You have to work in China or Canada

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice people. nice activities. open-mind CEO.

    ConsLess important product line can not get enough resource.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey do very good job.

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    Good choice at the time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider long-term goals rather then just worrying about this quoter

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsExposure 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.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementSpend on R&D. More on the research part

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, fun and challenging work environment.

    QA Specialist (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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