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"Beautiful Campus, Reasonable Pay, Good Opportunity, Difficult Culture"

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Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT
Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT

Pros

Beautiful offices and campus, convenient on-site gym, bank and cafeteria, opportunity for solid business experience, great opportunity for exposure to international business, home to some of the hardest workers with whom I've had the pleasure to be associated

Cons

Lack of communication, executives are focused on personal goals rather than leadership and building a good culture, total lack of valuing of employees as an asset, due to international presence, MANY work hours expected of salaried employees including late nights and early mornings and all normal hours in between, in-fighting between executives at the various sites across the globe, an archaic sense that in the relatively smaller Provo, Utah market employees have no other viable employment options and Novell is the only "game in town" and consequently employees are not treated as they should be, there is a surprising number of under-qualified upper management

Advice to Management

Value your employees and verbally express thanks for their hard work, communicate more openly, foster unity among various departments, develop a productive culture

Other Employee Reviews for Novell

  1. "Great experience working on a dynamic team in a company that may need a little kick start."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked on a very dynamic team with intelligent and progressive thinking managers and employees. Team members were all very willing to work together to accomplish goals, were open to new ways of doing things. The team was always striving to improve and work toward aggressive goals.

    Cons

    Cons include those typical working with a large company that has been around a while. Some of those include: red tape to get projects approved, dealing with old and dates processes and technologies, inability to think outside the box and try new things.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to scrap old projects that are consuming resources and not meeting objectives. Invest in the resources to get the job done right. Trust your managers to make decisions.


  2. "Great team to work with, interesting work and flexible environment."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enablement Manager in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Enablement Manager in Provo, UT

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule; trust your work integrity; friendly, competent colleagues, good benefit package.
    They expect you to get your work done, but don't micro-manage if you work at home, office, at night, etc. With children, it is very important to have the flexibility to see class plays, go to doctor appts, etc.
    Colleagues are good at their work and there is a good collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit under market and no/small pay increases; no hard push for growth or huge change (could also be considered a Pro)

    Advice to Management

    With new owner/management, look to reward the performers and maintain the incredible collaborative spirit to grow business and maximize the growth and profit potential of the company.

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