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Excellent Company

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Former Employee - Account Manager
Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at Novell full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Recently acquired in 2011 that allows Novell to be competitive in industry. Parent company Attachmate is commited to success

Cons

Rebuilding image; informing high tech industry that Novell is still a great company with opportunity and can be a player in the software space

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours. Terrible boss. Felt like being in elementary school

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Novell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefit was decent. Good 401 k plan

    Cons

    Expect to work from 9:00 to 9:00 everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire incompetent managers. Need a better review system. Clean up middle management to keep good developers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company with great people

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    - Plenty of brilliant people who are experts in their field
    - Good balance of new development and maintenance
    - Wonderful flexibility, especially in the work/life balance

    Cons

    Previous management have given Novell a bit of a negative reputation concerning job security. However, I can honestly say that lately, I've been more positive about Novell's long-term future (and my future with them) than I have during my entire career. I imagine the next six months will be hard for most tech companies, but I am increasingly encouraged about the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work; thank you for re-investing in the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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