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Not a bad place to work if you just want to be a number on a spreadsheet. The management are only out to line their own pockets. Bonuses and pay rises are non-existent.
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Very good n good staff and work is nice , family balanced , can work from home , lots of flexibility, Carter progression, friendly manager and salary via good.
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What people like
  • Fair pay for job
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
Areas for improvement
  • Energising work tasks
  • Sense of belonging
  • Inclusive work environment

I received 2 P45's while still employed by them

its cold calling, plain and simple, managers have no mercy when it comes to meeting targets and will hound you if you don't meet them. enough is never enough for them always wanting you to make more money. its all about money they don't realise that people have other motivations apart from money, in addition the management is poor when it comes to empathy and sympathy and simply worry that their manager will hound them if they dont meet their targets. slow to react to new mediums always focusing on cold calling, data is usually bad. Marketing is poor and from my time there, their own customers werent happy with them due to little contact and support

Pros

decent salary

Cons

cold calling, little support from managers, sink or swim mentality
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Excellent company to work for

Fantastic company to work for, especially my team, so supportive and knowledgeable, a great experience Very supportive team, especially the manager, who would help and support you, nothing was too much trouble

Pros

So supportive

Cons

None
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Enough.

The company suffers from unskilled employment and human resources management staff. Micro focus has a contract with the Recruitment Agency "Manpower". Using this scheme to hire employees, the Agency applies methods of unfair dismissal of employees. Managers of "Manpower" often make unjustified staff reductions without paying the redundancy money required by law. The company Manpower thrive protectionism for appointment to the position and occupation of posts. All this combined leads to a deplorable result in the field of hiring employees.

Cons

unfair dismissal of employees
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Painful

Old fashioned, slow, inefficient, painful. Old management very good at managing up and more concerned about protecting their own jobs than progressing the company.
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Not very collaborative

A very old fashioned business with backward thinking individuals who do not want to change. I’m guessing they have been there a while. New joiners want to change things but are held back. Senior management is excellent but low level management need to improve.
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Productive with very high level timescales

Morning Meeting every day , Check in Points with Management , Reporting on a weekly basis, Friendly team, Friendly stakeholders, Lots of meetings on a daily basis, but left to your own devices to get the work done
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Profits before people

Management team on commercial side is self serving and disingenuous. Senior staff behave inappropriately on many levels, have questionable ethics and seem more interested in fleecing customers than genuinely growing business. They will boast of new business growth, but over 60% of sales is driven by non-compliance which is 100% unintentional by customers and dealt with in a despicably draconian fashion.
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Good company to work to gain experience thats it

Good company with good benefits. Hard to move internally, too micro managed and too many people bossing which is very hard to you to handle. Too much going and no clarity.
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Good People

Enjoyable, varied role. Worked from home with travel around UK - mostly London - every fortnight. Did not enjoy the slow re-organisation and lack of communication.
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Excellent Place to Work

Working as a Micro Focus employee is excellent. The salary is really competitive and the working environment is extremely flexible and supportive. There is no micro management if it is seen you can effectively carry out your role, then you are treated with the same respect.
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it was a good life experience for my work experience.

In my work experience at microfocus I learnt skills such as working efficiently on my own at a desk but also how to work well in group work with the other colleagues and suggest ideas within the group. I also worked equally well within the group as I did working on my own whilst completing the tasks they set me to a high standard.
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Management know what they're doing

Good management but results focused with no mercy. Worked with a great team and would go back. Am impressed with the M&A strategy. Opportunities to progress internally.
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Good company

Good place to work - flexible work hours possible - ability to work from home as well. Decent pay - better raises if you change roles. Employee share options provided. No canteen on premises.
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Productive and fun workplace

Micro Focus has such a great atmosphere and everyone that works there is very friendly and supportive. They are a very organised and successful company.

Pros

Long lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Great place for starting career

Good place for starting a career and gaining experience in the IT industry. Benefits include free dental and health care which seem to be standard in the industry, but lacks benefits offered by the newer tech firms keen to attract the younger crowd. Much of the software offered by Micro Focus is legacy and new business is not easy to come by. Mergers cause plenty of confusion and mean consolidating teams and systems which take time to happen and unavoidably people being sacked, bringing much uncertainty and sometimes lack of cooperation amongst employees.

Pros

Salary, access to executives, relocation opportunities, good work life balance.

Cons

Lack of direction and support given by management, somehow feels old and outdated, marketing is almost non-existent for some products, sales managers over focus on compliance deals.
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Great Company

Great company to work for over the years worked in Security for the first 5 years then progressed into more of a facilities for the last 3 years, seen some changes over 8 years
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IT Manager

Can be very demanding and also rewarding - inter departmental politics could and can become an issue on a daily basis. Management Team above current position needs to be reviewed - co-workers are under stress to meet demands with little support. Hardest part is working through the communications to provided what the company wants when and where. Most enjoyable part is delivery on time and within budget

Pros

Great environment fun people

Cons

Bad Management at a level that impacts on departments
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A dynamic and also caring company

I was employed by Micro Focus for some twelve years. Throughout that time, and despite changes of senior management, the comapny always demonstrated a determination to treat their staff fairly. This did not of course mean that the job was necessarily easy, but it's always more pleasant tackling difficult tasks if you feel valued.

Pros

A great company, that employed intelligent and nice people

Cons

They made me redundant (in fact, they often made people redundant)
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Exiting place to work on new technology or modernizing old technology

Working as an product management intern at Microfocus, I learned a lot about software product development/management.The culture is very informal and everyone is easily approachable and more than willing to help, which made it a great place as an intern to learn.It is also an exiting place to work, where you have the opportunity to work on products related to the latest trends in technology.The work/life balance is also very good at the company with flexible working times, remote working etc.
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Based on 305 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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