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Fun and Flexible

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Provo, UT
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Provo, UT

I have been working at Novell full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Fun working enviroment and lots of great and long lasting friendships. Quite flexible with the schedule and personal life.

Cons

Takes forever to get anything done with the data center and you don't feel appreciated as they do not make counter offers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of (insert 3 letter company acronym here) outsourcing disaster and get the employee's back on at Novell so we can get the business running like it should again.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Loving my time...

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

    I have been working at Novell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In the time that I've been with Novell I've found that they offer flexible work hours, a unique and productive office building, consistently challenging work, and a plethora of great talent and associates.

    Cons

    There are some negative perceptions of the company specifically locally and some of our products are often viewed negatively within the press.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward your employees and the production will come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A Change in Culture

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

    I have been working at Novell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Since its acquisition by The Attachmate Group, Novell has begun to undergo some important changes in culture. On the positive end of things, there is a stronger focus on Sales and on the customer. Within the Novell Business Unit, the engineering team has new life! Important improvements in products are being released much more regularly.

    Cons

    But, unfortunately, the new company is also heavily silo'd now and strongly hierarchical. There is much less cooperation between BU's and between departments than there used to be. There is much more defending of turf. Managers and Directors who wish to collaborate for the good of the company generally have to do that under the radar. There is a strong hierarchy in place. It requires position power to communicate effectively between groups. To speak up a level is difficult. Information is held confidentially, often even from the people who need to be doing the work that requires that information. It is a strange dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up communication and trust your people. You have a huge store of experience and talent of long-term employees that is being squandered. This is probably the biggest driver of attrition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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