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"Long hours. Terrible boss. Felt like being in elementary school"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Novell full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefit was decent. Good 401 k plan

Cons

Expect to work from 9:00 to 9:00 everyday

Advice to Management

Fire incompetent managers. Need a better review system. Clean up middle management to keep good developers

Other Employee Reviews for Novell

  1. "Good company with great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Plenty of brilliant people who are experts in their field
    - Good balance of new development and maintenance
    - Wonderful flexibility, especially in the work/life balance

    Cons

    Previous management have given Novell a bit of a negative reputation concerning job security. However, I can honestly say that lately, I've been more positive about Novell's long-term future (and my future with them) than I have during my entire career. I imagine the next six months will be hard for most tech companies, but I am increasingly encouraged about the future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work; thank you for re-investing in the company.


  2. "good, structured and sometimes slow moving company, stable though"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    mature company, good benefits, caring, solid product management, very business/profit oriented, very large customer base and returning business, fun

    Cons

    mature company, takes time to embrace new opportunities, probably slightly below industry average compensation (money isn't everything though, enough pros to make up for it)

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