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Corel is going down the drain.

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Eden Prairie, MN
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at Corel

Pros

Flexible work environment where the results are the most important thing and not when you do it. I often telecommuted. Note: this was in the US and I do not think that other locations have as much flexibility. The pay was very competitive and benefits ok.

Cons

Corel is HQ in Canada with offices in Taiwan, US, and China. They have had many layoffs and have moved most development to Taiwan and China. They laid-off a very experienced team in the US and moved the development to a smaller team in Taiwan with less experience and little knowledge of the code base.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not all engineers are equal. A person with extensive knowledge in the product space can not be replaced with another just because they cost less.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good people to work with but no directions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corel full-time

    Pros

    - OK pay and benefits
    - Life/work balance
    - Some very bright and nice people to work with

    Cons

    - Constant layoffs
    - No vision/direction
    - Very short-sighted outsourcing stragtey from new management who has no idea about the the products are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is easy to look at numbers and make calls on what you can see. It is harder to be couragous and taking-risk to head the company to the future growth. Without a mindset change, the company is going away sooner or later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Seems to be going downhill

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

    I worked at Corel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was able to work with some very good people
    Individual ideas and thinking are encouraged
    Compensation and benefits were fair

    Cons

    Position did not feel secure, as though at any point the position would be eliminated.
    There was not much enthusiasm about the product or product releases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant product inovation is needed to keep pace and move ahead of competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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