Novell

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Novell, a founding IT co. with perception issues of whether they are relative to the market & a decent place to work!

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

I worked at Novell

Pros

Great technology, great corporate support on products and programs, great people at corporate who really care about their jobs, technology, and each other.

Cons

Marketing of products and services has been historically a challenge for the company, so it is hard to sell the solutions because of market perception of the company. Sales managers and VP come and go each year, so customers and employees get frustrated with each new VP's "program".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on marketing or solutions and corporate America's perception of the company and bring in McKinsey or Bain or someone that can help create long term strategy.

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  1.  

    maybe yes, maybe no

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Novell

    Pros

    The company is poised for growth.

    Cons

    You have to fit a predetermined profile to move departments. People hire for the resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of talented people are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, despite what you read in the news.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Novell

    Pros

    A collaborative environment; great customers; good visibility to-and-by senior leadership; innovation is welcomed and rewarded; some excellent subject matter experts: especially in engineering, corporate marketing, and finance.

    Cons

    Cannot translate our bold vision and excellent products into increase share value; Sales team doesn't seem to match the quality of the people "behind the curtain"; Always the runner-up (or worse) in the market; too much centralization in Provo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make the bold market plays; work harder and getting our top-tier customers to speak on our behalf. Don't lose sight of the customers you DO have for the customers you DON"T YET have.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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