Corel Reviews

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Tom Berquist
15 Ratings

    Terrible management and non-stop layoffs

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Corel full-time (more than 5 years)


    Very free culture and flexible schedule, before the 2012 mass layoff there were many cool and new systems and tools to learn and use for daily work projects, some very nice and friendly coworkers, etc.


    The management team is horrible, especially some of the managers in Taiwan who are just lazy and have no sense of responsibility and no clue about what they are doing. Managers of the customer service team and IT team come to work in the late afternoon and leave work at 6 p.m. sharp, so other teams have to cover their work, such as taking phone calls and deal with user complaints and system issues. The executive team in the North America approve this kind of thing as long as they are served well when they visit the Taipei office. Non-stop layoffs and endless re-structuring make the company so hopeless. The Taipei office used to have over 400 people back in 2008 and now only 20 - what a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes please, do not destroy the company so fast. Treat your customers with respect!

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Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Adobe, Apple, Microsoft

Corel draws on its extensive experience in the graphics and publishing software business. The company's flagship office productivity suite, WordPerfect, includes word processing, spreadsheet, communications, and presentation applications. Its graphics and productivity offerings include tools for illustration and layout (CorelDRAW), digital painting (Painter), and technical illustrations (Designer). Corel also markets applications for creating and editing digital images (PaintShop) and video (VideoStudio). The company's professional services group supplies software... More

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