Corel Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Middle management is pretty good, and colleagues are generally intelligent and friendly (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment where the results are the most important thing and not when you do it (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to cutbacks and layoffs, you are expected to do the work of 5 people and catch hell when deadlines are not met (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Alive and well

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people flexible hours every person can make a difference lots of opportunities to grow good leadership good location never boring always a new challenge

    Cons

    There is a perception of constant layoffs that leaves people uncertain of what/who is next, but the reality is there is a keen eye on financial success and stability and there are a lot of new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Thank your lucky stars for such a dynamic and resilient workforce and reward them often for their extreme commitment and perseverance.


  2. Nice place to grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Startup Carrier for a good growth

    Cons

    long hours to work with overseas


  3. Internship Review

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Corel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Got to talk to higher ups, get a feel of actual corporate work, get a feel that my work actually 'changes' something in the company

    Cons

    Not much to say, I didn't stay here long enough to see any.


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  5. Software Development Engineer in Testing

    Former Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Orem, UT

    I worked at Corel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful, nice and willing to help. Good benefits An enjoyable place to work in.

    Cons

    Corel shut down its Provo location and moved back to Canada.

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. Great people, fun and challenging work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Exposure 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    Spend on R&D. More on the research part


  8. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Consider long-term goals rather then just worrying about this quoter


  9. Good choice at the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corel

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Even 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.


  10. You have to work in China or Canada

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people. nice activities. open-mind CEO.

    Cons

    Less important product line can not get enough resource.

    Advice to Management

    they do very good job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place with an old product line

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Recent 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 Management

    Need 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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