Novell Interview Questions in Provo, UT

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT).

    Interview

    Communication leading up to the interview was professional and timely. The HR recruiter did a great job with a screening interview. The actual face-to-face interviews were both one-on-one with the hiring manager and the +1 manager. The team I managed interviewed me as a panel.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked why I would want to join the company as it was struggling.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't much negotiation. I was able to push toward the top of the range with HR before interviews. No movement after that.

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    Technical Support Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT).

    Interview

    The interview process involved several expected levels. The people interviewing were professional, knowledgeable, and respectful. Started, as expected with phone interviews and then had a set of interviews first with the manager and then with a panel of team members. The questions asked covered the full spectrum. There were questions to test expected skill level and guage my ability to reason. There were also questions intended to show problem solving skills. And other questions meant to guage professionalism and team experience.

    Interview Questions

    • No question seemed excessively difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT).

    Interview

    Phone calls from hiring manager. Interview - phone screen. Interview focused on situational questions rather than behavioral. Offer given on the spot. Overall process is standard for entry level positions.

    Interview Questions

    • troubleshooting. Basic flow for thought. How would you solve problem A. Some of the problems were screenshots of errors, just to see how you would approach a problem.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Telephonic interviews, followed by personal round. 2 Telephonic rounds.on the second it's a conference call with 3 people on the other side. which is again followed by personal round. In Personal round one was with hiring manager and other with PMO.

    Interview Questions

    • Some behavioural questions. By taking a scenario how you react if situation arises. etc etc   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in May 2012.

    Interview

    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?   27 Answers
    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
    • Where would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 among all the other people that have interviewed for this job?   1 Answer
    • Describe yourself in three words.   1 Answer
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    Credit Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Asked regular questions about my resume and background.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about credit?   1 Answer
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Initial application and contact was very quick. The Director of Product Management himself did the first rounds of interviews to filter more quickly and not wait for recruiters to filter. After the first interview, the second round was a week or so later. Then a long wait.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was limited--my boss was great and came in at the max offer point.

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    Solution Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in April 2010.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • How would you change our product strategy?   1 Answer
    • What are the ways you would market our solutions?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in October 2009.

    Interview

    It was very simple and straight forward. It helped that my friend was already working as an intern there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Non-existant.

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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Novell (Provo, UT) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Met with various managers on the team and team members. The higher software engineers asked more technical questions and managers asked more typical where do you want to be type questions. It was at least 4 hours interview. I also had to interview with the HR person at the beginning.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the engineers asked me to solve a link list problem   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was with the hiring manager and she was very nice and it was very fast. Two phone calls

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