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Micro Focus Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • The relentless pace of acquisitions means the pressure on back office staff is huge and work life balance poor (in 4 reviews)

  • No job security, layoff people then re hire them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Truly impressed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner & Alliances Executive in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Partner & Alliances Executive in Newbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    1) No Micro-Management - in hiring you they inherently trust you to be able to perform
    2) Recruitment process is excellent; very friendly and candid, interview to employment was all done within 2 weeks.
    3) Very passionate employees committed to the success of the business
    4) Excellent business model
    5) Truly understand work/life balance which is motivating.
    6) No bells and whistles! Top senior managers are very down to earth and humble; support is provided where asked for and they aren't all suited up with gold cuff-links; it's all about fit, form and function to do the job to the highest quality as far as I can see.

    Cons

    None that I can see.


  2. "Exciting times as we become a huge player in the market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product lines with rock solid heritages. Really smart people in the leadership and right through the organization.

    Cons

    It's a bit bureaucratic but, given our size, we have to be

    Advice to Management

    We can go faster, just ask us and we'll get you where you want to go.


  3. "Microfocus software developer (formerly Attachmate)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    fairly stable company (was formerly Attachmate)

    Cons

    At the end, there was a definite management shortcoming but I am told that is no longer as bad as it was.


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  5. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were friendly and in good spirits.

    Cons

    The leadership team did not know how to support the employees


  6. "At the time, just dismal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, ability to work from home, flexibility. Some management willing to hear from employees (unfortunately, not many). That's about it.

    Cons

    At the time, lots of political infighting, lack of clear and cohesive direction for company. And the worst manager I ever had. Ever.

    Advice to Management

    Don't switch messages and direction every week or so


  7. "Overall ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great working atmosphere, good perks

    Cons

    No opportunities for development, lucky drawer, you have to get lucky on the sales, some cold calling required, many lay off

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, help them move to different areas, help them grow.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Growing company with somewhat restricted opportunities for upward mobilty."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and benefits make this a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Frequent mergers create a constantly changing work environment and often adds stress to the job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the entire workforce like the way you reward and compensate the sales force. Frequent expansion and stress without cost of living wage increases is highly discouraging.


  9. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great work life balance

    Cons

    Didn't come across any


  10. "UK is best, everyone else is useless."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Work from home culture is allowed

    Cons

    Toxic management with a hands-on, micromanagement view of all aspects of work.

    Advice to Management

    Let profitable teams do their own thing, stop giving failing team's credit for work they haven't done.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I find the company to be the most honest, open. and transparent companies I have ever worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people and the overall culture. Is it perfect? Not by a long shot. Do I believe the companybtries very hard to do THE right think it get as close as pragmatically possible? Yes. I see this attitude all the way from how the company deals with shareholders to employees.

    Cons

    I think they are in some ways confused about what they want to be when they grow up. There is confusion with attempting to mix growth products under legacy brands, and lack the commitment to investing properly in rehabiliting the brand.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing overall. I personally would prefer more investment in brand awareness / rehabilitation, maketing, etc. But overall there is far more right than wrong.



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