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Micro Focus Reviews

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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3.1
54%
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73%
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Micro Focus CEO Stephen Murdoch
Stephen Murdoch
242 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "SE"

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    I worked at Micro Focus

    Pros

    Work-life balance was very good

    Cons

    They don't use much Cutting-edge technology

    Micro Focus2018-02-15
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Do it for the long haul"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong and stable customer base Long-term opportunity for career growth Flexible location policy and work-life balance

    Cons

    Values operational efficiency over innovation Focused on shareholder value over employees Very frugal when it comes to marketing Little to no employee frills

    Micro Focus2018-02-16
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Call Center or Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Some fantastic managers who look out for their reps and are successful in spite of sr. decision making. fairly good work/life balance compared to some sales roles.

    Cons

    Mixed signals. Some months call volume and dials are monitored ad nauseum. others they let you actually sell, travel out to customer sites and act as a true software sales rep.

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    Micro Focus2018-02-09
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice manager

    Cons

    Low salary, low cash bonus, no RSU

    Micro Focus2018-02-06
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Here's a timeline that we've been following"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    1. July/Aug 2017 - Record profits announced 2. July/August 2017 - Bonus slashed by 60% to thousands of employees 3. Sep 2017 - HPE Merger Completes 4. Sep 2017 - Stephen Murdoch tours office 5. Sep 2017 - Soon After tour and facing employees, news of 300 million pound executive "Bonanza" announced. Appears CEO did not want to face employees with that impending news. 6.Dec 2017 - Trump tax cuts are passed 7. Jan 9 2018 - $700 million tax benefit received by Micro Focus turns up in article, CFO mentioned that to investors 8. Jan 15 2018 - Announced Thousands of employees receive $0 bonus I will say that I really enjoy my coworkers. There is a decent work-life balance, however, at the end of the day you need to have the financial stuff taken care. Hence, all categories get 1 star.

    Cons

    This has been hard for employees families. Mission statement that CEO wants everyone to know mentions nothing about employees.

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    Micro Focus2018-02-08
  6. "Good Employer with Decent Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is important here and the pace is slow enough to keep this up

    Cons

    Stagnant Environment and outdated technology

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    Micro Focus2018-01-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance; opportunity to spearhead and drive changes; always seeking to understand why we're doing something, versus just "doing something."

    Cons

    limited career opportunities; encourage new MF leaders to continue to challenge the old HPE behaviors of trying to solve every issue immediately.

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    Micro Focus2017-12-14
  8. Helpful (3)

    "no growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool portfolio. very comprehensive. Great work life balance. You cannot ask for more.

    Cons

    people are not treated well, as a result , good talents leave. cut backs every where. benefits are not that great. Medical has plans with huge deductibles. management so new to their job that they do not know what they are doing with heads full of egos. TONS of favoritism and some racism internally to promote only buddies who are like one another. there is NO culture. it is just all about numbers and profits.CEO just want to get his stock option, not interested in people who actually do the job. He really does not know anything about managing a company, Very poor execution so far.

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    Micro Focus2018-01-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, tough management"

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    Former Employee - Contract Manager 

    I worked at Micro Focus full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, friendly work environment. Work-life balance was good most of the time, although this depended somewhat on one's particular manager.

    Cons

    The company, dating from Novell/WordPerfect days, was unstable. There was always a fear of layoffs, and an inability to come up with great, new, breakthrough products. More hierarchy and red tape than you would imagine for a software company.

    Micro Focus2017-11-07
  10. "Security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with a good low-risk growth strategy. Lots of opportunities with many different specialization areas.

    Cons

    Lower R&D budget. Growth not huge but sustainable. Good work/life balance.

    Micro Focus2017-10-04
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