Micro Focus Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
59 Reviews

3.1
59 Reviews
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Micro Focus Executive Chairman Kevin Loosemore
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27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work / life balance while your job lasts (in 5 reviews)

  • Some good people with real hope of helping customers (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Management at Microfocus should have stuck with mainframe, as they really have no clue about ALM (in 3 reviews)

  • Changes in CEO, Poor management, Profit warnings, Buyout rumours (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be better...

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Support

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

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Good benefits, unhealthy pressure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for 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
  7.  

    MicroFocus an industry leader

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    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 for 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
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best niche industry to be in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Troy, MI

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, good office community (at least at this sales office), good benefits, managers for certain product lines know how to do their jobs and want their teams to succeed, company phone and laptop to take work home, some sales territories can reap lucrative rewards.

    Cons

    battles between outside sales and inside sales for accounts and commission
    the company is modernizing old applications written in COBOL, but what's next?
    the borland product line bought from compuware has no true vision
    lower management has to jump through rings of fire for their reps just to get things done
    some sales reps have overstayed their welcome, and need to be let go
    worst CRM system ive ever encountered
    work life balance is terrible if you truly want to succeed
    quotas are unrealistic for some territories, but are mandated from the top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are certain sales managers who really know what they are doing. Don't let these people go, and don't make it impossible for their teams to succeed. Give your sales team a clear vision that doesnt change from quarter to quarter, or even fiscal to fiscal. Yes, you have investors to be mindful of, but giving your reps unrealistic quotas is worse than being honest about your profit expectations.

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

    I really enjoyed working at Micro Focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I made a lot of really good friends there that I am still in contact with 20 years later.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say about MF

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company. Great people"

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong product portfolio. Marquee list of clients

    Cons

    Catered industry is flat. Not much opportunity to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to acquire new growth technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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