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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
Micro Focus is a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate faster with lower risk.

Company Updates

  • Vidsys, in partnership with #MicroFocus IDOL, has created the Intelligent Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) to showcase the latest in #bigdata analytics-powered physical security technologies. Get a firsthand demo at the IFESC Conference in London June 19-21. | #TeamMicroFocus

    A new opportunity: Your chance to see a converged security operations centre for the organisations of the future - IFSEC Global | Security and Fire News and Resources

    Authors: James Willison MA, MSyI, Founder, Unified Security Ltd and Sarb Sembhi CISM, CTO CISO & DPO, Virtually Informed Ltd. Many security professionals highlight the problems of security vulnerabilities and weaknesses in all systems but few offer a cross functional response supported by converged technologies. This is what we want to see change.

  • Leading global hardware #security modules vendor to acquire the #MicroFocus #Atalla #payments security portfolio. Utimaco is committed to further security, product quality and innovation for Atalla Customers:

    Micro Focus Announces Agreement with Utimaco to Divest Atalla Portfolio | Micro Focus

    Leading Global Hardware Security Modules Vendor to Accelerate Growth Trajectory in Payments Market; Committed to Further Security, Product Quality and Innovation for Atalla Customers

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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. We are the 7th largest software company in the world, and the largest technology company listed on the FTSE. 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.

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.

Micro Focus Reviews

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Micro Focus Chief Executive Officer Stephen Murdoch
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    "Great Software company that's going places"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time (More than 5 years)


    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 Photos

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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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