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Novell President and General Manager Kathleen Owens
Kathleen Owens
20 Ratings
  • Good company but lacks vision for success

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Provo, UT

    I worked at Novell (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO


    People, bonuses, perks for employees


    Need more structure for employees

    Advice to Management

    Strive for continuous improvement in all activities and measure.

Novell Interviews

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Novell in October 2014.


    Phone screen with a recruiter. Second interview with hiring manager and two co-workers. Asked a lot of questions about testing and development process and around Agile methodology and application. Technical interview with lead SDET that had an algorithm question, a code example and an API test whiteboard example. After the interviews, I heard back from the recruiter and then the hiring manager. There was frequent communication with the recruiter that was very helpful and provided lots of follow-up. Overall a good interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical interview felt somewhat rushed. There was a series of questions given a partially completed interface, how would you test it. A lot of leading questions and re-phrasing that made it difficult to understand where he was going with it. Lots of ambiguity.   Answer Question


    Originally told that my salary requirements were too high and I accepted a different offer. Came back a few days later with an increased offer. Seemed like a disconnect between hiring manager and recruiter, but they were willing to go to bat for me.

Novell Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2010
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2009

Additional Info

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Headquarters Provo, UT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Symantec

Novell knows how important networking is to getting ahead in business. The company develops network connectivity software that links desktop computers to corporate networks, integrating directories, storage systems, printers, servers, and databases. It also provides a version of the Linux operating system tailored for businesses (SUSE), network management software (ZENworks), collaborative tools (GroupWise), and network security products (Sentinel). Its services include consulting, support, and training. The company's has strategic partnerships with CA, Dell, Intel ... More

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