Corel
3.0 of 5 37 reviews
www.corel.com Ottawa, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 12, 2014

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Tom Berquist

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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very challenging, exciting but very low company appreciation of its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corel full-time

ProsInteresting technology, amazing people to work with.

Conslow investment in research and development. company owned by investment firm, all the care about is profitability

Advice to Senior Managementshow interest in what the teams are doing, reward people for their work. reinvest in research and development.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service, Technical Support to the customers; Brazil Resellers Website and Local Marketing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corel full-time

ProsFree to work on your time

ConsDon´t have policy to grow

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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People are great but . . .

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

ProsThe best part of this company is the employees. A relaxed but professional environment combined with friendly staff makes going to work enjoyable. People, including middle management, are working hard, and everyone is treated with respect.

ConsThe worst thing about Corel is the VC ownership cloud hanging over it. The staff never knows when the next re-org is coming, so that ownership can take a little more money out of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a tough road ahead. Take the pulse of the worker bees more often. Keep being honest.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corel full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood place to start career

Consnot a lot of direction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to learn about business operations

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

I worked at Corel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt demonstrates how a M&A based company runs a business.

ConsIt ignore core technology development. The organization changes frequently.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck to you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Politics everywhere.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corel

ProsGood amount of resources and some really talented people.

ConsPolitics (and a LOT of it)
Constant layoffs
Poor pay in regard to industry standard.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people more than the bottom line

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great products, wrong VC

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Corel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBrilliant people across all teams, serving many great customers and been around for over 25 years.

ConsVC based, sucking up all the money and leaving nothing on the table for expansion or growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corel full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgreat culture and work/life balance. Good pay for a small consumer package company.

ConsVenture Capitalism driven - cash out as much as possible. No growth plan or long term strategy. Very low innovation and R&D investments. Cost reduction mode is on for a while....

Advice to Senior Managementready cons

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Some good people to work with but no directions

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corel full-time

Pros- OK pay and benefits
- Life/work balance
- Some very bright and nice people to work with

Cons- Constant layoffs
- No vision/direction
- Very short-sighted outsourcing stragtey from new management who has no idea about the the products are

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is easy to look at numbers and make calls on what you can see. It is harder to be couragous and taking-risk to head the company to the future growth. Without a mindset change, the company is going away sooner or later.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place, Bad Industry

Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
Taipei (Taiwan)

I worked at Corel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood culture, colleagues are nice, work-life is balanced

ConsPC industry is going down year by year, the management still have problem finding a new goose with the golden eggs

Advice to Senior ManagementTry mobile?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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