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"No innovation left at this company. Constantly downsizing"

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Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive pay, Flexible scheduling, Good benefits

Cons

Declining revenue
Poor executive management decisions
Not innovative enough to keep afloat
International work schedule
Old products

Other Employee Reviews for Corel

  1. "Corel is not a place that innovation thrives"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average vacation time (hey it's a Canadian company!)
    They try to treat employees with respect (at least in North America)

    Cons

    It's a mix of many companies they acquired, plagued by poor management. If you're an innovative person looking for an exciting work, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Think out of the box, get some innovative leaders, commodity business won't survive! You've lost so many chances already, could have been #1 on mobile multimedia apps.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corel is going down the drain."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment where the results are the most important thing and not when you do it. I often telecommuted. Note: this was in the US and I do not think that other locations have as much flexibility. The pay was very competitive and benefits ok.

    Cons

    Corel is HQ in Canada with offices in Taiwan, US, and China. They have had many layoffs and have moved most development to Taiwan and China. They laid-off a very experienced team in the US and moved the development to a smaller team in Taiwan with less experience and little knowledge of the code base.

    Advice to Management

    Not all engineers are equal. A person with extensive knowledge in the product space can not be replaced with another just because they cost less.

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