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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
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Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Novell

  1. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Decent place to work -- not cutting edge technology nor really fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open source, fairly cutting edge, fairly innovative managment

    Cons

    It's a bit stodgy of a place

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

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