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"can be worse, but could be much better."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Some interesting work, good technology, friendly and talented coworkers, reasonable benefits,

Cons

Limited opportunities for the future, work is not divided well between overseas offices, projects get moved to other groups with little notice, upper management only wants to make "safe" choices, leadership vacuum leads to lack of coordination among managers, upper management is too dependent on middle managers to know what is going on.

Advice to Management

Keep non-manager employees more in the loop about what's going on, talking with each person to hear what they are doing. Also, allow people to take ownership of their work -- it's difficult to be motivated to make a long term investment in your project (work hard or be creative) knowing that your project may be taken away from you at any moment.

Other Employee Reviews for Corel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you are a grunt level employee, don't bother, but if you are middle-high management, this place is for you."

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    Current Employee - Part of Grunt Level Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Part of Grunt Level Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    The roles are always evolving with market trend and market technology in the software multimedia space and Corel is the market leader in this particular market in many ways. Never boring and always learning (unless again, grunt level)

    Cons

    Very very top heavy for a small-medium sized company.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate each senior managements direction into one and negotiate with the holding interest in the back to make sure the goals are aligned. Too many directions and too many opinions leads to competitor stealing business away.


  2. "I was hopeful"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Support in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Technical Support in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corel as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Relaxed environment
    Team Building Events
    Frequent team meetings
    Weekends Off
    My Manager was always approachable
    Quarterly Bonuses in place

    Cons

    During interview, told it's full-time after 3 months. Keep renewing contract every 3 months
    Poor Morale
    Many Lay-Offs
    VC Owned
    Salary is below average for technical support positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay your support people for what they are worth, as they are the voice of the company when dealing with customers. Take good care of your support people. The customer needs them, just as much as your support staff need Corel.

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