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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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Other Reviews for Novell

  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beautiful Campus, Reasonable Pay, Good Opportunity, Difficult Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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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