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No growth

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Current Employee - Architect in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Architect in Boston, MA

I have been working at Novell

Pros

Novell provides great benefits - health, dental, etc

Cons

The company has not grown and there is no growth in sight

Advice to ManagementAdvice

organic growth

No opinion of CEO

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    A great place to work... until layoff time

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

    I worked at Novell

    Pros

    Actually, even with the constant fear of layoffs and outsourcing, it has been more than worth it. This has been a great place to work; a lot of fun. They value people in general and make sure you are taken care of. There is a great emphasis placed on career path and training. My mangers have been extremely fair in promotion and bonuses. They are understanding of family situations. Though in some departments there is a tendency to overwork, mine was much less problematic. I value their commitment to open source.

    Cons

    The constant fear of layoff and outsourcing is real. It finally hit me though I had managed to avoid it for years. Though we are being offered jobs at the outsourcer, it will be a definite reduction in benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stay committed to Linux and open source. There is a whole world that will open up as you do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Novell has great products but needs to execute better

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    Former Employee - Application Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Application Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Novell

    Pros

    Very innovative products. Company is constantly on the cutting edge with its offerings.

    Cons

    Company lacks direction and seems layoffs/RIFs happen at least 2-3 times a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the existing technology as it's vastly superior to what else is out there. Stop constantly "right-sizing" the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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