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Borland Software Reviews

Updated March 20, 2014
Updated March 20, 2014
29 Reviews

3.3
29 Reviews
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Borland Software President & CEO Erik E. Prusch
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    Sales Order Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company was very compliant with policies and management supported job growth

    Cons

    Company moved out of state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Had a great run at Borland

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Borland was a fast paced collaborate environment and willing to let employees take on their own projects. If you had an idea, you were encouraged to run with it. I learned a lot, contributed a lot and compensated well for my contributions

    Cons

    Work life balance didn't exist. Working weekends and late nights was a given, vacations often had to be cancelled at the last minute

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    Some good, some bad, some ugly.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    Pros

    Some really good people on the technical ladder. Relatively good compensation.

    Cons

    Top management often went from bad to worse. Owning companies, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gratification before performance, or the lack thereof, really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Used to be a great collaborative place to work

    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA

    Pros

    Great engineers and very helpful managers

    Cons

    Some unfortunate high level direction changes

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    SE

    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Borland was a great place to work and develop as an SE. The management team was very supportive and fostered a great team environment

    Cons

    The company struggled to develop a strategy after the decline of the JBuilder business. They made a few bets and the only one that seemed to be worthwhile was the acquisition of the testing business. This led to the company being purchased by Mircofocus who did a horrible job of integrating the company and a bloodbath of terminations.

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    Management does not understand switching territories is a bad idea

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People I worked with were great!!!

    Cons

    Management switched territories and simply upset our clients. I had accounts who refused to talk to the new account managers and would only speak with me...I made no commissions on those accounts, but still serviced the accounts because they deserved the best service I could offer no matter what!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision and a plan, THEN STICK TO IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Borland was one of the best places to work.

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    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager in Cupertino, CA

    Pros

    Great people, fulfilling work, great opportunities

    Cons

    Commute was tough. Fortunately they let me work remotely.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    What a horror show

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Cupertino, CA

    Pros

    Being able to say you worked for a former "Titan of Silicon Valley".

    Cons

    Borland started in a downward spiral and could never get out of its own way to turn things around. Management was consumed with personal "land grab" initiatives and paid no attention to employees, their efforts and achievement or their career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did a fine job ruining a great company. Congratulations!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Borland once was great, but no more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great people in worker roles; management not so much.

    Cons

    Bullies for managers; if you don't ascribe to their point of view you will suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since they are gone now, nothing. Micro Focus destroyed them with Eric Prusch's help.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to work, but management lacked focus

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Cupertino, CA

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Good middle managers
    Friendly atmosphere
    Senior Management was highly motivated and eager to improve the company

    Cons

    A lot of senior management churn, particularly in the CEO position. Too many CEOs came in with different directions and focus for the company. Once it was clear that the company was going no where fast, the CEO hit the road and left the company to flounder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Borland was acquired by MicroFocus so there really isn't anything that can be done now. Before the acquisition I would have recommended that management pick a strategy and stick with it.

    Approves of CEO

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