Novell Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Novell in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The Novell or Attachmate recruiter contacted me looking for a developer with similar skills. I phone interviewed with the recruiter who was based out of New York and then had two different group interviews. One was with a set of developers and one was with a set of managers, one being the hiring manager. The phone interview went fine although I should have listened to my instincts and declined when she asked me one of the top 10 dumbest interview questions: "what interests you about Novell?" Hmm, you were hiring!

    But I didn't listen and I went to do the interview anyway. The group interview with the developers went great. They seemed like seasoned professionals which thought about and solved the same types of problems that I work with every day. We hit it off exceptionally well.

    Then the managers came in for the group interview to just "see if I was a good fit for the team." They continued for the next hour to ask the worst interview questions I have ever experienced.

    "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
    "Why do you want to work here?"
    "Rate yourself."
    "Why didn't you rate yourself perfect?"

    When they asked for the second time, "Tell us in 1 minute why we should hire you over all the other candidates we have interviewed," I couldn't take it anymore and replied: "Did you want this answer different than the last time I answered it?" They both kept a completely straight face as if they hadn't asked the same dumb question twice, and replied, "yes, answer it differently." At that point I knew, even if they offered me the job, that I wouldn't want to work anywhere near these managers... ever!

    Interview Questions
    • How would people communicate in a perfect world?   View Answers (27)
    • Why do you want to work here?   View Answer
    • Where would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 among all the other people that have interviewed for this job?   View Answer
    • Describe yourself in three words.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Asked regular questions about my resume and background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Parner Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by HR. This person had no sense of humor. Voice was monotone. Not a got listener. After discussing my my experience, this person asked me if I had any experience as a..........I wanted to say to this person "didn't you listen to one word I said?" What a loser.....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Talked on the phone with a VP of Marketing. Frankly, I got the distinct impression that I was one of many people he called that day for his superiority complex fix. He asked me a few questions, some of which I had no way of knowing without having worked there before. Unfortunate experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do to improve the performance of our Plate products?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solution Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fast paced questions that were scenario based. Terse, cut me off before answer was complete to get to next question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    The screening interview took about 30 minutes. Started with the HR recruiter giving an overview of the position. Then followed by general questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Testing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly straight forward. There were three different groups looking for new hires and each group did an interview one right after another. For the most part the questions that were asked dealt with technical questions. The work culture seemed to me to be one that I would be comfortable working in, more laid back and free. I later found out that upper management pulled the plug on new hires for the time being.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how to configure and manage a VLAN.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Novell in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    The process started quite well--the recruiter seemed professional and was fairly responsive. After he set up the first rounds, however, it was impossible to get any updates. I followed up at least 3 times in 6 weeks only to be told they'd get back to me "soon." Finally, after 42 days, I got a message stating they were moving ahead with other candidates. I knew that Novell was having a diffucult time, but apparently that extends to their recruiting process as well!

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied through elitmus, called for writtern test.
    rounds: written, techical rounds, hr.
    all are elimination rounds.
    around 200 members were called for written test and only 20 got selected for next round i.e for technical interview.
    and finally 2 members got selected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Novell process consists of 3 rounds. 1st round was online test, questions were basically on quant, data structure, system software basics, compiler design. 2nd round was technical interview consists of coding round and 3rd round was HR .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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