Corel Reviews

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Tom Berquist
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    Corel Corporation Still Sells Great Brands...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Corel

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    Company has great people, incredibly loyal and smart. Still sells great brands - Word Perfect, WinZip, Roxio, PaintShop Pro, Pinnacle Studio. Marketing is challenging with PC and Mac software sales declining...but working on the Corel team has been a great experience in integration and co-marketing. Decent benefits, and flex hours too!

    Cons

    Tough situation to have to cut every year despite hitting sales targets and goals within the company. Communication is lacking due to it being a private company and each division was unaware really, of what the other was doing. Staying focused and motivated was challenging so it really came down to the people you were working with which made it ok.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Realize people are more than just money makers - make decisions that benefit all aspects of a company in addition to the bottomline.


Corel Interviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Corel (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The first stage was an informal discussion for about 1h The second interview a couple of days later was more intense with more in-depth and focused questions for 2h with the team. I was asked to beforehand to prepare a small business model exercise. I was then contacted on the phone by HR with standard behavioral questions. They checked my references and I got to meet the CEO and had a nice chat. I had another informal meeting a couple of weeks later on. The whole process took a good month due to vacation days. They finally sent me a very low balled offer, including a very large ratio of incentives and bonuses (way more than the typical 10% for this type of position) and pretty standard benefits. Countered, and was turned down flat...

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    Reasons for Declining

    Offered less real money than my current salary. The rest is only promises of future bonuses and growth.

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Website www.corel.com
Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Adobe, Apple, Microsoft

Corel draws on its extensive experience in the graphics and publishing software business. The company's flagship office productivity suite, WordPerfect, includes word processing, spreadsheet, communications, and presentation applications. Its graphics and productivity offerings include tools for illustration and layout (CorelDRAW), digital painting (Painter), and technical illustrations (Designer). Corel also markets applications for creating and editing digital images (PaintShop) and video (VideoStudio). The company's professional services group supplies ... More

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