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Good and Bad - future is cloudy

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

I worked at Novell full-time

Pros

-Has a long history
-Attachmate Group has been a good thing for the company in making changes for the better, but it will take time
-Working on new product innovation (finally vs. OEMing someone else's product)
-Many fantastic and solid products that can compete with the best ones (need to get past - history & name concerns)

Cons

-Has a long history...many companies view technology as old, outdated, or not relevant.
-Corporate marketplace reluctant to re-consider great products simply due to name
-History of failing to execute - from new product innovation/delivery to marketing
-Not sure if Attachmate Group is 3 years too late in this turn around (I hope it turns around, but still has a ways to go)
-Benefits are worse under Attachmate, their plan is not as generous (medical/dental)
-Raises. It's rare to get a raise. (company has been shrinking, so promotions are few and far between)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put in place - NEW - marketing and engineering leaders from outside the whole company (never worked at the company type vs ex-employee returning). Need a fresh perspective and let them execute on a plan without too many restrictions.

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Neutral Outlook
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    It was good while it lasted...

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    Former Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Novell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great employees.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not great prospects for the future.
    Annual layoffs not great for employee morale.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering

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

    Pros

    - Good salary
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Not growing that rapidly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Innovation should be the focus

    No opinion of CEO
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