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Future of company is doubtful

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Current Employee - Customer Relations
Current Employee - Customer Relations

I have been working at Novell

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Novell has a friendly atmosphere, some of the best benefits around, and has a good product line. The onsite cafeteria and fitness center are great and allow employees to feel more at ease. They offer a lot of time off to plan vacations through out the year.

Cons

Novell is all but sold. They got complacent years ago allowing Microsoft to become the industry standard in server technology. Many of Novell's loyal customers have jumped ship when Novell stopped following up. Sales lacks the desire to expand the company, they are too afraid of making customers upset. Although the product line is great for most businesses, there are too many variation of the products. They needed to focus on one area of the IT industry and not cater to all the needs that a customer has.

Managers are tightening their grip on everything causing stess to go up and moral to go way down. There are reports of a buy out by other companies so it wouldn't be a good career move to work for this company as the buyers most likely would take the assets and lay everyone off.

Advice to Management

When Novell is sold off, make sure that those of us that are still working here are able to find work with other companies.

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  1. My experience at Novell

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Novell

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do pay people who are higher up in the company more money, but unfortunately I was there as an intern.,

    Cons

    They don't pay their interns very well. They don't really care about their employees. There is a feeling that you could be laid off any time.

    Advice to Management

    Take more care of your employees. They are the most important asset to your company. A place where constant fear exists is never a fun place to work.

  2. Novell's bangalore

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    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Novell

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good work environment
    competitive salary, work is good
    management is responsive and employee are treated well.

    Cons

    Company is not doing well overall, long term career growth is not sure in the company.
    Though people are competent but there is lack of enthusiasm because of company position in market.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take some aggressive steps to build position in market.
    Talk less and do more.
    Try to leverage people capabilities properly.

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