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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

I worked at Novell

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Nice campus
Nice cafeteria
Nice exercise room
lots of time off, didn't need to beg for permission
good location next to free way
excellent benefits

Cons

Company was bought out by Attachmate, Attachmate laid off hundreds of employees
company can't compete and therefore is not growing
moral is way down
Dead end job no way to move up
No raises in 4 years
If managers don't like you, even if you do a good job, they will lower your bonus at the end of the year.
very political. some people got promotions playing to manager's egos while undermining their coworkers performance.
When things got tough, managers would only look out for themselves and threw the people on their team under the bus.

Advice to Management

Attachmate should get rid the rest of the managers and then sell off the rest of Novell. The company isn't worth keeping around since Novell can't compete.

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  1. Great team to work with, interesting work and flexible environment.

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    Current Employee - Enablement Manager in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Enablement Manager in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Novell

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule; trust your work integrity; friendly, competent colleagues, good benefit package.
    They expect you to get your work done, but don't micro-manage if you work at home, office, at night, etc. With children, it is very important to have the flexibility to see class plays, go to doctor appts, etc.
    Colleagues are good at their work and there is a good collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit under market and no/small pay increases; no hard push for growth or huge change (could also be considered a Pro)

    Advice to Management

    With new owner/management, look to reward the performers and maintain the incredible collaborative spirit to grow business and maximize the growth and profit potential of the company.

  2. Great experience working on a dynamic team in a company that may need a little kick start.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at Novell

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked on a very dynamic team with intelligent and progressive thinking managers and employees. Team members were all very willing to work together to accomplish goals, were open to new ways of doing things. The team was always striving to improve and work toward aggressive goals.

    Cons

    Cons include those typical working with a large company that has been around a while. Some of those include: red tape to get projects approved, dealing with old and dates processes and technologies, inability to think outside the box and try new things.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to scrap old projects that are consuming resources and not meeting objectives. Invest in the resources to get the job done right. Trust your managers to make decisions.

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