Novell

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Great company with top notch people

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Novell Director in Provo, UT
Current Employee - Novell Director in Provo, UT

I have been working at Novell

Pros

The salary and benefits are competitive for the local IT industry. Novell has a great culture and facilities (on-site fitness center, cafeteria, credit union, etc.) in Provo and offers a flexible work environment. The best part of working at Novell are the awesome people you get to work with every day and the many challenges and opportunities to help solve.

Cons

Novell was recently acquired by the Attachmate Group and this has naturally caused a sense of uncertainty among the ranks. The leadership and business culture brought into the fold by heritage Attachmate and NetIQ is less polished even though their focus on the customer and driving revenue is sound. Many, including myself, wonder if they are poised to grow the business or merely desire to "milk the cash cow" (existing customer base and maintenance revenue stream).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a great employee, partner and customer base at Novell. In order to keep the business in balance, you need to give adequate time, attention and priority to each.

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

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    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.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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