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Novell Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  • Fewer opportunities to move up as company no longer growing as they did in past years (in 6 reviews)

  • Career growth touching nadir - You will find 10 years experience people sitting and fixing bugs months after months (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Novell"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people good benefits cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Hard work, sometimes requiring late nights


  2. "good tranditional company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are nice, time to learn new tech and time to relax

    Cons

    downsized with the old products, no investment in several years.

  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Novell full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity
    Use old technologies


  4. "Director, Technical Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, leadership, and benefits

    Cons

    Slow to adopt emerging markets

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive in emerging markets, stablelize financials to employees feel somewhat secure.


  5. "was a great company"

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    Former Employee - Partner Account Executive in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Partner Account Executive in Provo, UT

    I worked at Novell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    had good work environment and some really nice people

    Cons

    the company no longer exists


  6. "Technical Support Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Account Manager (SAM) in Saratoga Springs, UT
    Former Employee - Service Account Manager (SAM) in Saratoga Springs, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, awesome team/management. Had many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Novell is no longer around. They are now called MicroFocus.

    Advice to Management

    It was fun while it lasted. I don't now anything about the management teat at MicroFocus.


  7. "Novell"

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    Former Employee - Partner Account Executive/Account Manager/Channel Account Manager in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Partner Account Executive/Account Manager/Channel Account Manager in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Novell has compelling and Innovative technology. The idea and ability to access all of your applications under one log in is brilliant.

    The culture and mission is second to none!!

    Cons

    Went thru many changes an mergers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on innovating!!

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, good people

    Cons

    Lots of changes, layoffs common


  9. "Great company, in their hayday"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stellar products and management and had a substantial lead in Identity Management solutions with new and exciting products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Lost market focus and suffered through multiple acquisitions which ultimately neutered the company.

    Advice to Management

    Too late....


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High growth. Lots of new cool technology.

    Cons

    High growth caused silos and complexity

    Advice to Management

    Manage better


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