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Great products....bad marketing

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Provo, UT
Former Employee - Engineer in Provo, UT

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

Pros

Great technologies. Great managers and leaders.
Great people to work with.

Cons

Mobility and growth problematic. Business model bad - can't make money when you're product is free. And even with superior technology, if you can't market it.....toast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

new marketing. new pricing.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Provo, UT

    I worked at Novell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Tough market position, and questionable leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good and Bad - future is cloudy

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    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    -Has a long history...many companies view technology as old, outdated, or not relevant.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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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