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Corel Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  • Upper management is constantly firing people and making poor decision (in 3 reviews)

  • New executive team unqualified, lack of leadership and authenticity (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Web and Database Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web and Database Developer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web and Database Developer in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Corel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corel is an equal opportunity employer. Employees have good work life balance. Work is always interesting and challenging, we have creative freedom to design and develop the module. Colleagues are very supportive and share knowledge.

    Cons

    Not much to say. Only thing is Company headquarters are in Ottowa, Canada. So the Compnay focus is on growing the team in Canada, Not much attention is given to the employees in CA, US.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. Management is great, they always listen to what employees need.


  2. "Software Development Engineer in Testing"

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    Former Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Software Testing Engineer in Orem, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful, nice and willing to help.
    Good benefits
    An enjoyable place to work in.

    Cons

    Corel shut down its Provo location and moved back to Canada.

    Advice to Management

    -


  3. "Lost the direction"

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    Former Employee - Supervisory Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Supervisory Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, talent engineers. People were very nice, helpful, and bright.
    The middle layer managers handle the teams well and continue to improve the development process, including code review, unit tests, continue integration, and keep delivering quality software.

    Cons

    Not innovative enough to get the customers back.
    The senior manager team is too conservative. They cannot react the market change promptly and properly. Just reduce the cost and not have any strategy to invest for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Be ambitious to challenge the market leaders. The customers and market are changing. We must be aggressive to meet our customer's expectations and acquire new customers, or we will lose the future.


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  5. "The people make the place!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Corel was overall a great experience, because of the people I worked with and around. The products are also very good, high quality and fun to use.

    Cons

    Hard to fully understand the company objectives.


  6. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Corel full-time

    Pros

    It was a growing company that was on the edge of technology.

    Cons

    Long hours and poor management at the time.


  7. "Enjoyed the time spent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my stay at Corel for 8 years. I had a work life balance. They gave me opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    We were given small amount of time when they announce they will shut down their branch here. No proper planning on their projects to sustain their products to the market .


  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collegiate. Fun products. Global. Fast moving industry.

    Cons

    Short term results trump longer term strategy


  9. "Senior Database Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Corel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like people with who I work

    Cons

    There were lots of Restructuring and downsizing episodes in the past


  10. "Working in Corel"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Corel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collauges in Ottawa are all moving in fast pace and have strong developers skills

    Cons

    Really hard to get promoted and stay in same title for 5+ years already.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion and huge raise please


  11. "We are all ambivalent, but we still show up for the team and products we love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corel full-time

    Pros

    - This is an amazing group of people. The best that you will ever work with. You will never work with another team like this.
    - The team is extremely talented, experienced and close. We all learn from each other and we all focus on releasing good products.
    - Awesome products with awesome users
    - We keep trying to make things better

    Cons

    - We are owned by private equity that has a deep value investment philosophy. 'nuff said
    - Opportunities for growth are irrelevant. Executives explicitly told us that they will not invest in R&D.
    - Constantly changing leadership. Every new guy tells you that he's the guy that actually cares.
    - A lot of talk and a lot of yes-men. But now even they are starting to turn negative.
    - The best talent keeps leaving
    - They tell us things when they're optimistic, then disappear when those things don't work out

    Advice to Management

    I hope you consider the festering morale and attrition in your projections.



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