Novell

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Good starting job, but the department doesn't have a real career path.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - License Management Analyst in Provo, UT
Current Employee - License Management Analyst in Provo, UT

I have been working at Novell

Pros

You get great benefits and there are some great people to work with.

Cons

It's like pulling teeth to get a promotion or advance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees and then you can know what they really want.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No future

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

    I worked at Novell

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beautiful Campus, Reasonable Pay, Good Opportunity, Difficult Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT

    I worked at Novell

    Pros

    Beautiful offices and campus, convenient on-site gym, bank and cafeteria, opportunity for solid business experience, great opportunity for exposure to international business, home to some of the hardest workers with whom I've had the pleasure to be associated

    Cons

    Lack of communication, executives are focused on personal goals rather than leadership and building a good culture, total lack of valuing of employees as an asset, due to international presence, MANY work hours expected of salaried employees including late nights and early mornings and all normal hours in between, in-fighting between executives at the various sites across the globe, an archaic sense that in the relatively smaller Provo, Utah market employees have no other viable employment options and Novell is the only "game in town" and consequently employees are not treated as they should be, there is a surprising number of under-qualified upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and verbally express thanks for their hard work, communicate more openly, foster unity among various departments, develop a productive culture

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