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Borland Software President & CEO Erik E. Prusch
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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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company was very compliant with policies and management supported job growth

    Cons

    Company moved out of state

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Gratification before performance, or the lack thereof, really?


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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fulfilling work, great opportunities

    Cons

    Commute was tough. Fortunately they let me work remotely.


  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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. 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

    I worked at Borland Software

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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