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  1. Sales Order Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borland Software full-time

    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
  2. Had a great run at Borland

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borland Software full-time

    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

  3. Some good, some bad, some ugly.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at Borland Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    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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  5. 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

    I worked at Borland Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great engineers and very helpful managers

    Cons

    Some unfortunate high level direction changes

  6. SE

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

    I worked at Borland Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    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.

  7. Management does not understand switching territories is a bad idea

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Borland Software full-time (more than a year)

    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

    I worked at Borland Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    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

    I worked at Borland Software

    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

    I worked at Borland Software

    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
  11. great peers, poor salary

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Scotts Valley, CA

    I worked at Borland Software

    Pros

    A lot of very smart, friendly people work here.

    Cons

    The pay is way below market, senior management make poor choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people closer to the products run things a bit more.

    No opinion of CEO

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