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- Culture & Values
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- Senior Management
The company treated employees well
There are no cons I could report.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed 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.
- 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 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 ...