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Micro Focus Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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Micro Focus CEO Stephen Murdoch
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HPE was challenging"

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    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay well and stock had down really well prior to HPE merger

    Cons

    Pain of HPE software integration caused alot of turnover and uncertainty

    Micro Focus2019-02-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Top down decisions are not so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work culture and great, talented people.

    Cons

    Managed from outside the United States in very disconnected manner. Resulted in crucial functions being moved out of the country to less effective and bigger teams for cost savings which actuall slows and complicates processes. This is likely because they are trying to keep the stocks up. Which didn’t work out well for a lot of the employees.

    Micro Focus2019-02-14
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do sales here unless you have no other software options"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are mostly honest about who they are - read the earnings reports before going here. EBITA off of legacy stuff that is hard for people to get off of. Some good products and some good people. If I were starting my software career, maybe it is a place to get some experience.

    Cons

    IMO the focus on pure EBITA (read their earnings reports they are proud of it) rather than customers or great products or culture leads to little fun for sales. When one could be selling, one gets to deal with 1) broken systems 2) audits 3) trying to "save" products 4) contract disagreements 5) customer complaints about #1-4. Little/no voice of the customer. It doesn't seem like improving the products or customer experience is a concern since developers, product managers, and support seem to keep disappearing without being replaced. Seems like some real churn of the salesforce but I don't know the numbers. I dread being asked for a roadmap. If you take a job here, be sure you have a sizeable install base and pray for expansion as new logos is rough sailing IMO. Selling at a company that wants to grow topline is far more enjoyable and profitable for me. I learned here to look for expanding topline and expanding headcount at the next job. This place seems to be the reverse.

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    Micro Focus2019-03-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "no vision, incompetent management, stressful culture and environment"

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    Current Employee - SME Information Management in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    working remotely. too many mergers & acquicistion

    Cons

    no vision, incompetent management, stressful culture and environment

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    Micro Focus2019-03-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pieces don't fit together"

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    National Account Manager in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance is decent

    Cons

    Disfunctional product set and the UK runs the show.

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    Micro Focus2019-01-31
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Average Comany"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    401 k match Bonus Legacy Hewlett Packard employees

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting Lack of leadership

    Micro Focus2019-01-30
  7. "Performance does not always equal benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good bonus plan Amazing benefits Personal and sick time great! CEO gives it to you straight!!

    Cons

    Lots of changes with acquiring companies. Raises are sparse. Efforts and time put into projects goes in appreciated.

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    Micro Focus2019-01-18
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Place where good people and good products go to die"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Employees from the smaller companies that were acquired by MF the only positive aspects of the company. But sadly there are few of them left.

    Cons

    MF basically is killing off any product lines that are not HP. Management is made up of the good boy system with people who rule with fear. Product growth decisions are totally dysfunctional without any regards to install base. Pay raises are based on where you came from; from HP, no problem; not from HP, forget it. Most folks are just collecting a paycheck until they can find someplace elsewhere.

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    Micro Focus2019-02-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid, safe company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager 

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work from home/work life balance (flexibility)

    Cons

    Required to be in same locale as team Lacking employee loyalty

    Micro Focus2019-01-25
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not a pleasant or stable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Pretty good benefits -Getting a paychck

    Cons

    -Everything else. -After the numerous mergers and aquisitions, way too many to mention, its really hard to do your job. There are so many systems to try and navigate to find answers regardless of what department you are in. -Unstable working environment where layoffs are constantly occurring. -There is no room for growth either professionally or financially. -You will get more work and responsibility but no promotion or raise. -The only incentive to do well is that you get to keep you job. -Manegment considers lateral movement an "opportunity" when in reality the only opportunity is the opportunity to keep your job. -Local management is completely complacent. They have been there too long that they're not concerned about fixing any problems. -Management is more worried about making things appear to be all in order so that their jobs are intact. -There is zero company culture because the company is still trying combine all the different philosophies and visions from all the recently acquired and merged companies. -Management is dishonest, untrustworthy and not dependable. If considering employment here, be sure to get all promised compensation and benefits in writing otherwise they will change unexpectedly.

    Micro Focus2019-02-11
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