Micro Focus

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Micro Focus Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
66 Reviews
2.8
66 Reviews
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Micro Focus Executive Chairman Kevin Loosemore
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, reasonable salary (in 7 reviews)

  • Competitive salaries, good benefits, upward mobility, a number of high-quality professionals (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor management across the board (in 4 reviews)

  • No job security, not stability and no direction (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Developer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Developer in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great personalities, excellent work-life balance, strong management, interesting technologies, some talented people, good processes, good performance feedback, diplomatic HR practices.

    Cons

    Below market rate pay, strong ties to antiquated technologies, some not-so-talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    All in all, good company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Solid training and development. Great sales jobs for those early in career. Managers care about employee success. Healthcare and benefits are on par with industry standards.

    Cons

    Very cheap on comp plans for sales team. Revolving door of Account Managers has customers frustrated. Layers of process inhibit needed change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Poorly Managed Company

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

    I have been working at Micro Focus

    Pros

    Work remotely and decent compensation......That's about it.

    Cons

    Poor management across the board. Constantly switching directions. Culture is awful. Management style of fear. Revolving door. Archaic products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be better...

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

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

    Pros

    Good peers to work with

    Cons

    Too thin in many respects...way too much cost-cutting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on building the company and not just the bottom line in order to make it attractive to suitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some good people with real hope of helping customers.

    Cons

    Work is extremely challenging, No real help from senior staff. No formal training of products which changes often.
    No real experienced supervision, supervisors are non-experienced but liked by upper management to do micro management of subordinates.Sales rules and they give customers bad information on products but are rarely disciplined by management, The first line of defense are poorly untrained support personnel .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change how you treat the people who have contact with your customers first, which are your 2nd line support.
    Stop the layoffs, because this makes for an uncomfortable situation and makes employees not trust each other but
    turn on each other creating Poor Morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Good benefits
    - Good work environment
    - Solid pay

    Cons

    - leadership sometimes lacking
    - executives often disconnected from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - don't forget to reward your top producers
    - get us excited about working here every now and again

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, unhealthy pressure

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, good benefits, upward mobility, a number of high-quality professionals

    Cons

    Intense pressure on sales organization to hit revenue goals at any price, high turnover, employee morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees and customers than the stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential for working from home full-time; casual work environment (even shorts and sandals!) in U.S. office with perks such as free vending machines and ping-pong table 24/7. Knowledgeable, pleasant co-workers, challenging tasks, good products.

    Cons

    Lack of structure for newbies; I was hired for a particular skill but lacked the experience in the primary task necessary for the position and was dumped in the deep end without direct support. Training was provided in MF products but not the basic skills needed to successfully handle the requirements of the position. Inconsistent support structure meant some managers provided direct mentors while others did not. Product documentation was unconscionably out-of-date and poorly written making problem-solving difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MicroFocus an industry leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Entry Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Order Entry Specialist in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great ...

    Cons

    I wish I could use more of my talents as an attorney

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Micro Focus

    Pros

    People are great and fair

    Cons

    Layoffs typical scale with revenue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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