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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Novell full-time (more than a year)

Pros

free food is a pluss

Cons

novell is a dying company

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    -Has a long history...many companies view technology as old, outdated, or not relevant.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