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Micro Focus Overview

Newbury, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1976
Company - Public (MCRO)
Information Technology
$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.

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.


Micro Focus Reviews

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

    Pros

    - Working with the best professionals in town
    - Competitive atmosphere with professional team players
    - Selling to the greatest companies in the world
    - Work-from-home options

    Cons

    - No one knows who Micro Focus is
    - The future of Micro Focus is largely unknown. Many employees fear that Micro Focus is where products go to die. The potential is there, but will upper management invest in the future, or cut to the bone and milk their cash cow with a skeleton staff?

    Advice to Management

    With the spin-merge from HPE to Micro Focus, many of the best professionals in the enterprise software market made the move over to Micro Focus. Micro Focus needs to overcome the perception that they only know how to take successful products and let them rot on the vine.

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Micro Focus Photos

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Micro Focus Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation

    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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