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well-know name but has been having a lot of issues

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Borland Software

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

Pros

Borland was a well-known name. Majority of the development community knows Turbo C and C++Builder from Borland.
Possessed a lot of cool software.

Cons

company's direction was not clear
too many product lines
performance review was not useful
sometimes employees were not treated respectfully.

Advice to Management

instead of going big, it should have been going small. going big meant no real focus in the company. the ALM implementation did not seem very realistic.

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  1. Borland under acquisition...gloom & doom atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Borland Software

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge methods and tools, access to new tech including open source; latest development methods; good equipment, smart, technically competent colleagues are fun to work with

    Cons

    Company is being acquired by Micro Focus who is not even a US company. They have already said there will be layoffs. MF just wants the testing products and may not want the people. Very gloomy atmosphere; employees are upset and angry. Upper management makes out like bandits. Employees may be left with no jobs and minimum severance in a bad economy

    Advice to Management

    Positioned the company for sale w/o letting the employees know what's up until the last minute. Shiney new offices weren't for employees--they were all for effect for sale. The employees gave their all---now they get nothing and you get millions. How can the execs sleep at nite?


  2. Worst Place I have ever worked bar-none

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ICAM in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - ICAM in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Borland Software

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

    Pros

    Nice gym in building that is free to use. Nice view.

    Cons

    Managers are bush league. They act unprofessionally and treat all of their employees unprofessionally. Very unprofessional, disrespectful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the hacks and get some real pros in there. Otherwise, Borland is just going to go down the tubes.


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