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Micro Focus Overview

Newbury, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (MCRO)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At Micro Focus, everything we do is based on a simple idea: The fastest way to get results is to build on what you have. Our software solutions enable organizations to do just that. Secure and scalable, with analytics built in, they bridge the gap between existing and emerging ... Read more

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  • We are excited to announce the new Vertica connector introduced in the October 2018 release of Microsoft Power BI. This new connector fully supports DirectQuery mode in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service.

    Microsoft Power BI: Latest Release Enhances Connection to Vertica - Vertica

    Kathy Taylor authored this post. We are excited to announce the new Vertica connector introduced in the October 2018 release of Microsoft Power BI: * With PowerBI Desktop, Vertica is now fully supported using DirectQuery Mode (push-down optimization). * With Power BI Service (Cloud Offering - Saas), DirectQuery mode is now supported with Vertica using ...

  • Cyber threats are escalating. Aging apps and processes (along with new ones) are full of unforeseen risks. Privacy and compliance requirements are mounting. And point solutions don’t offer the scope, vision, or cross-silo analytics needed for these company-wide challenges. With our solutions, you can take a holistic, analytics-driven approach to securing what matters most—identities, applications, and data. See the new Security, Risk and Governance Focus Area:

    Security, Risk and Governance Market Trend | Micro Focus

    Learn how to take a holistic, analytics-driven approach to securing what matters most-identities, applications, and data.

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Micro Focus – Why Work For Us?

The Unique Value of Micro Focus

At Micro Focus we provide our customers with a best-in-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable software with analytics built in. We put customers at the center of our innovation and build high quality products that our teams can be proud of.

Through our breadth of solutions, we are uniquely positioned to help our customers solve business problems and deliver against the needs and opportunities of Hybrid IT, from mainframe to mobile to cloud.   We’re a pure-play software company –we have a level of focus that other technology companies don’t have, we are designed from the ground up to build, sell and support software.                                                                

We also have the strong operational foundation, proven over a combined 40 years of experience, to deliver on our commitments to our customers. Our scale is global—we have the reach and the capabilities to support customers in a global market. With 4,000 employees working on R&D, we can focus on innovating in solving the most complex technology problems for customers.

At its heart, Hybrid IT is about letting customers choose what’s right for them, without the need to compromise. Our job is to help them, and to enable that hybrid model to bridge the old and the new to maximize the value of existing investments.

Working at Micro Focus

Software companies are built on people. The people we attract are the best and most experienced in the industry, and the quality of our products reflects that level of expertise. We build high quality products that our teams can be proud of.

That is why we offer the packages of rewards and benefits needed to attract and retain the best industry talent. Then we put in place the structures that help our people flourish, develop and take our company forward.

So whether you are helping to make, sell, or support our great software, or assist the people who do, you will be making an essential contribution to our work.

In return, we make your work rewarding and fulfilling. Because at Micro Focus, we make software and build careers.

EEO Micro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status.

Diversity Hiring 

Our Commitment: 

We believe in the power of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. A focus on Inclusion and Diversity helps us hone in on the needs of current customers, drive new business, fuel innovation, and attract and attain the best employees. It makes a difference in the workplace, marketplace, and community -- advancing the way we live and work.

At Micro Focus, we thrive on hiring the best candidates in the industry whose level of expertise will help to drive innovation and our ability to solve the most complex technology problems for customers. We take pride in  assessing our candidate’s suitability by evaluating their culture fit, relevant experience, and functional capability to ensure our new hires can make significant contributions  on Day 1.                                                                   

We are Driven by Results, Customer Centered, Respected and Connected, and Action Oriented and this focus allows us to deliver on our mission to put customers at the center of innovation and deliver high-quality, enterprise-grade scalable software that our teams can be proud of.

We Make Software and Build Intern and College Graduate Careers

Want to develop, market, sell, or support leading edge software solutions? At Micro Focus, we recruit top students from the best universities around the world. You’ll work alongside professionals to develop exciting solutions from mainframe to mobile, and support a software portfolio including DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security & Risk, and Predictive Analytics.

Micro Focus is an inclusive company, where our success is directly tied to our employees’ diverse experiences, skills, and backgrounds. Take advantage of our employee benefits and perks including our Employee Resource Groups –global employee communities that ignite our culture and fuel the values of our company. Members often participate in activities including professional development, networking, mentoring, community and educational outreach and product support. In addition, you’ll find many of our ERGs sparking interest in equality events, community service, and heritage celebrations.

At Micro Focus, we welcome students and graduates who are looking to take their passion for leading edge technology to the next level. 

Take charge of your future by joining our dynamic, motivated teams!


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    "Great Software company that's going places"

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    The company has provided me excellent opportunities to grow and develop my career. It's a dynamic place to be and has a bright future ahead, with strong leaders at the helm. The size of the company provides the advantages of a larger organization without being so big that everything gets bogged down. This provides latitude to implement ideas quickly and to be creative. Lastly, the company is committed to diversity and respects their people, which is extremely important to me.


    Following the integration of HPE Software, there has been a lot of integration work underway. There is no way around the challenges that an acquisition brings, though all in all it's going well and the teams have worked hard to improve processes.

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Micro Focus Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Micro Focus (Provo, UT) in August 2016.


    A friend referred me to Micro Focus. I sent him an email and received a call from the hiring managers early the next morning. We set up an interview for the following Tuesday. (a week later) I came in for that interview and interviewed with a number of people. I handled most of the questions well and enjoyed talking with the people I met. On the following Monday, I got another call about a second interview, which happened the next day. This interview was technically for a different position, but with different people from the same group. These interviews went quite well I thought. A day later I got a verbal offer. I then accepted the official offer that weekend.

    All throughout the process, I was in contact with the highering managers and Scott Kesner from HR. Scott, in particular, was pleasant, friendly, and responsive. In fact, once or twice, he called at the just the right time as I was also looking at another job. He reminded me why I liked what I saw at Micro Focus. Ultimately, I accepted Micro Focus's offer even though it was somewhat less pay than the other job. I'm glad I did.

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    • One interviewer asked the fizzbuzz question. I hadn't heard that one before, but it was really quite simple. Its simplicity surprised me, but I guess it's a kind of smoke test.   1 Answer
    • I was also asked various other technical questions.   1 Answer


    It went well. I was satisfied with the offer, but I was also looking at other jobs. Scott was very accommodating as I reviewed my options.

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Micro Focus Awards & Accolades

  • The Job Crowd - Top 200 UK Graduate Employers UK, Top 100 Company, 2016

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