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Corel Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - nice but unmotivated co-workers

    Cons

    - compensation
    - pointless political battles
    - crusades to prove people wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Tenure is not a metric for expertise or management prowess. Managers manage. Leaders lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible management and non-stop layoffs

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Corel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very free culture and flexible schedule, before the 2012 mass layoff there were many cool and new systems and tools to learn and use for daily work projects, some very nice and friendly coworkers, etc.

    Cons

    The management team is horrible, especially some of the managers in Taiwan who are just lazy and have no sense of responsibility and no clue about what they are doing. Managers of the customer service team and IT team come to work in the late afternoon and leave work at 6 p.m. sharp, so other teams have to cover their work, such as taking phone calls and deal with user complaints and system issues. The executive team in the North America approve this kind of thing as long as they are served well when they visit the Taipei office. Non-stop layoffs and endless re-structuring make the company so hopeless. The Taipei office used to have over 400 people back in 2008 and now only 20 - what a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes please, do not destroy the company so fast. Treat your customers with respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    From a Philippine Support

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    Current Employee - Mpeg Software Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Mpeg Software Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Corel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only interesting experience I have gathered in this company is the camaraderie and friends that exists. Everything else goes to hell. Why I am still staying here? It is because of them.

    Cons

    The PH Team salary for public information has been UNCHANGED (and measly) for over 2 years. We have met the Quotas, we have made clients, we have satisfied clients in large chunks of the portfolio but management clamors for more. The savings and income went to WRONG DECISIONS such as buying another corporation which are NONSENSE. Motivation is NIL. Benefits are planned but perpetually (and) consistently delayed. We are entitled to 10 sick leaves per year, no carry overs and no conversion to cash for unused leaves. And for information of the public view, every time we are on sick leave, a memo is issued to explain after a Medical Certificate had been submitted already. What is it to explain? Should I bring the doctor to explain I am sick?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should go back and school and re-take MGT101 again and again, concentrate your assignments on MOTIVATION. And as a reminder: BUYING ANOTHER COMPANY IS NOT A GAIN! Remember that, my goodness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No communication and understanding of what really goes on

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Corel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, and flexability is great

    Cons

    Bad communication and decisions, company is heading in the wrong direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great co workers .. lousy compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours (*except in November*)
    - Great people to work with
    - Excellent work environment
    - Decent Benefits

    Cons

    -No Pay increases
    -No one in upper / middle management listens to ideas, thoughts or suggestions
    -Due to cutbacks and layoffs, you are expected to do the work of 5 people and catch hell when deadlines are not met

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying your employees for what their worth, not what you think they should be paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap is already too expensive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Aged but nice products and good people

    Cons

    Riding nice products to death without any (or minimal) investment and basically no support, consumers are left with bugs and other issues no one cares about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go get a more consumer-friendly strategy: acquiring companies and leeching off their brand value is a great ROI but will ultimately kill the company's reputation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    very challenging, exciting but very low company appreciation of its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    low investment in research and development. company owned by investment firm, all the care about is profitability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show interest in what the teams are doing, reward people for their work. reinvest in research and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good place to start career

    Cons

    not a lot of direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics everywhere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    Good amount of resources and some really talented people.

    Cons

    Politics (and a LOT of it)
    Constant layoffs
    Poor pay in regard to industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people more than the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great products, wrong VC

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people across all teams, serving many great customers and been around for over 25 years.

    Cons

    VC based, sucking up all the money and leaving nothing on the table for expansion or growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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