Novell Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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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 day - interviewed 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 day - interviewed at Novell in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Written test
    C/C++, Networking, OS and other concepts
    Technical interview
    OS concepts, coding skills, Netwoking concepts, C++ concepts
    HR interview
    Package discussion

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Novell in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    -Written test
    -Aptitude
    -3-4 Technical rounds
    -HR round
    -Team manager round
    -Senior manager round

    REad : java , DS , Algo , OS and your past experience.
    Be ready for good HR question which could reject you as well.
    Take care on all the Question and round.
    They have asked to write an essay on Linux and open source communities.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Threre was not much to negogitate , it was fixed salary offered in campus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 day - interviewed at Novell in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round: Written round compromising of 3 sections; logic, operating system+networks and programming language concepts
    Interview: 2 rounds of interview, First by the technical engineer and next by the director of software development

    Interview Questions
    • The syntax of a header file, suppose <stdio.h> and few different questions related to compilation of a program and its steps   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was not negotiable. Got a fixed salary of 6.2 lpa which included a joining salary of 50k INR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Novell in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    First Round - Aptitude,c basics,operating system,50 questions.Questions based on work,boat,interest.51 questions in all were given.50 MCQ's and 1 coding question

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Novell.

    Interview Details

    Written test of 70 mins.
    15 ques aptitude, 20 ques on OS and Networking, 15 Ques on C. All these questions were objective.
    There was one C program which was tough

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    SSE Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Novell in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was asked about few basic linked list qns and pointer basics

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    After negotiation got sign-on bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Novell in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great Interview Process. Really detailed questions that helped me to focus more clearly on the position's contribution to business goals.

    Interview Questions
    • Calculate the CPA for various social media channels.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Found a better company closer to home.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 16 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Novell in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hi I attended Novell Interview on april, 2014. I had 6 rounds in total.

    All the rounds were simple. They ask only the very basic questions
    1. Aptitude, verbal, technical (system concepts and coding snippets), Essay on open source was not required. [details about the questions are mentioned below]
    2. Programming interview.
    3. System concepts and testing concepts [how will u test a pen, tell us some test cases in ur project]
    4. Interview with Manager [other than technical questions]
    Since everybody was busy, my interview was moved to next day.
    5. Interview with Senior Manager [other than technical questions] - she was very kind.
    6. Interview with HR [She discussed about the company, benifts etc.]

    Once you clear the first 2 rounds, you are almost selected.

    Salary range 6 - 7 L for freshers. Value varies in between for candidates from PSG, NIT and others.

    out of station candidates, if selected will get accomodation in a business class hotel for 15 days. They welcome you with big flower boquets etc.

    This is for a full time employee through employee referal without any consultancies, contract, contigencies etc.

    Novell is a very peaceful place to settle. Compared to many companies in bangalore, it has a very good work life balance. Sat and sun off. Good benefits. No work pressure. No timings. My managers are really kind.

    Below are the questions i noted down after each rounds. All the best. :)

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Novell in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Comparatively easier, more technical, only two rounds of interview. need to bargain for salary, salary depends on the previous salary. Very straight forward. Some times director round is difficult. interviewers are friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • why should we hire you, what value add you bring it to the company   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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