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"Business Analyst"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Provo, UT
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Provo, UT
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Novell full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great coworkers, and beautiful campus.

Cons

Tough market position, and questionable leadership.

Advice to Management

Run it like a business.

Other Employee Reviews for Novell

  1. "Great products....bad marketing"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technologies. Great managers and leaders.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Mobility and growth problematic. Business model bad - can't make money when you're product is free. And even with superior technology, if you can't market it.....toast.

    Advice to Management

    new marketing. new pricing.


  2. "Good and Bad - future is cloudy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novell full-time

    Pros

    -Has a long history
    -Attachmate Group has been a good thing for the company in making changes for the better, but it will take time
    -Working on new product innovation (finally vs. OEMing someone else's product)
    -Many fantastic and solid products that can compete with the best ones (need to get past - history & name concerns)

    Cons

    -Has a long history...many companies view technology as old, outdated, or not relevant.
    -Corporate marketplace reluctant to re-consider great products simply due to name
    -History of failing to execute - from new product innovation/delivery to marketing
    -Not sure if Attachmate Group is 3 years too late in this turn around (I hope it turns around, but still has a ways to go)
    -Benefits are worse under Attachmate, their plan is not as generous (medical/dental)
    -Raises. It's rare to get a raise. (company has been shrinking, so promotions are few and far between)

    Advice to Management

    Put in place - NEW - marketing and engineering leaders from outside the whole company (never worked at the company type vs ex-employee returning). Need a fresh perspective and let them execute on a plan without too many restrictions.

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