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Good place for learning technology but too hard working

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Corel

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good place for learning technology. A bunch of good engineers there to work with. All are hardworking and prefessional

Cons

Managers try to make you work over time most of the time. Don't have much chance to grow up management-wise.

Advice to Management

The management should give employees opportunity to give feedback. More resource is moving to Taiwan so people start worrying on that

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  1. can be worse, but could be much better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Corel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some interesting work, good technology, friendly and talented coworkers, reasonable benefits,

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for the future, work is not divided well between overseas offices, projects get moved to other groups with little notice, upper management only wants to make "safe" choices, leadership vacuum leads to lack of coordination among managers, upper management is too dependent on middle managers to know what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep non-manager employees more in the loop about what's going on, talking with each person to hear what they are doing. Also, allow people to take ownership of their work -- it's difficult to be motivated to make a long term investment in your project (work hard or be creative) knowing that your project may be taken away from you at any moment.

  2. Helpful (1)

    If you are a grunt level employee, don't bother, but if you are middle-high management, this place is for you.

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    Current Employee - Part of Grunt Level Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Part of Grunt Level Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Corel

    Pros

    The roles are always evolving with market trend and market technology in the software multimedia space and Corel is the market leader in this particular market in many ways. Never boring and always learning (unless again, grunt level)

    Cons

    Very very top heavy for a small-medium sized company.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate each senior managements direction into one and negotiate with the holding interest in the back to make sure the goals are aligned. Too many directions and too many opinions leads to competitor stealing business away.

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