Micro Focus Reviews | Glassdoor

Micro Focus Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
617 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Micro Focus Chief Executive Officer Stephen Murdoch
Stephen Murdoch
53 Ratings

617 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Work Life Balance is important here and the pace is slow enough to keep this up" (in 100 reviews)

  • "Work From home daily if desired" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great Software company that's going places"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has provided me excellent opportunities to grow and develop my career. It's a dynamic place to be and has a bright future ahead, with strong leaders at the helm. The size of the company provides the advantages of a larger organization without being so big that everything gets bogged down. This provides latitude to implement ideas quickly and to be creative. Lastly, the company is committed to diversity and respects their people, which is extremely important to me.

    Cons

    Following the integration of HPE Software, there has been a lot of integration work underway. There is no way around the challenges that an acquisition brings, though all in all it's going well and the teams have worked hard to improve processes.


  2. "Turbulent times"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Great people with long tenures. Work flexibility.

    Cons

    Transitioning management. Complicated mergers. Lots of unknowns about the future. Not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employee forums to understand the current culture and overall feelings of where the company is headed

  3. "Maximum Entropy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, co-workers in general make an effort to help and support each other.

    Cons

    minimal investment in the business, enough to barely stay relevant and not jeopardize existing install base, not a long term viable strategy.

    Chaos and M&As impairing ability to execute consistently, true organic growth is a concern

    Lack of communication - Whatever is formally communicated to employees is often the tip of larger iceberg, and feels like the bare minimum effort.

    Advice to Management

    In the software industry, people are the #1 asset, and if a company truly believes in that statement, everything else falls into place. It is possible to build a culture with empowered passionate employees, AND return value to shareholders at the same time. The slow bloodletting strategy leveraging M&A to shift the attention away from organic growth is short termed, and will eventually become difficult to manage


  4. "Not the same company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Lots of products. Experienced management.

    Cons

    Product lines disappearing. Only care about selling a license, not really customer success.

    Advice to Management

    HP changed the business. What made Micro Focus is now gone.


  5. "Architect"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    versatile and broad areas like operation, testing, cloud, security and big data.

    Cons

    No recognition of talent
    less innovation. It is like old age home where they take old products and target customers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company outlook not good."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues and the customers are wonderful. All are very knowledgeable and professional. Everyone is willing to assist you whenever possible.

    Cons

    Company senior management are out of touch and not focused. They don't give any sense of care or loyalty to their employees. They drive a narrative that says they have the business under control, but it's obvious they don't. As Serena Software, we had hundreds of employees and multiple award winning customer service and support. After the Micro Focus buyout, all those accolades disappeared. Customers lost faith in the company and renewals are steadily declining.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the employees and the management staff of those companies you purchased. Actually find out what was the success of the company and empower them to get back to those winning ways. Not only will you have happy employees, but happy customers as well. This will drive revenue and win back loyalty. On the current path, company culture will continue to fall and customers will feel that.


  7. "Strong legacy; lots of change"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    - Focused on its mission as a consolidator and software industry expert; has completed multiple company acquisitions but also spin-offs
    - Favorable historical reputation as a global software provider.
    - Strong leadership with common sense approach to business.
    - Excellent direct manager
    - Great team to work with across the globe; employees care about their work and are willing to help each other from the ground up
    - Flexibility
    - Opportunity to call out inefficiencies and to update and improve processes
    - History of bonuses being paid (but all tied to EBITDA performance)

    Cons

    - Growing pains during recent acquisition of a larger company; still working through the normal adjustments including IT system integrations causing some manual workarounds and temporary processes
    - Due to so many acquisitions, the company is many cultures rolled into one; not yet a strong common identity

  8. "sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and PTO and sicktime

    Cons

    Uncertainty of not knowing what's coming.


  9. "HPE Software"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing to mention..
    Chance to be a Software only company

    Cons

    HPE Software was acquired by MF..
    Not many Leaders left from HPE.


  10. "finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    work from home when you like

    Cons

    not connected to the UK team


Showing 617 of 639 reviews
Reset Filters