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Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. "Technical Support Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "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!!


  3. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. "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....


  6. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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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    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Novell full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people. Awesome Management. Best company to work for - period.

    Cons

    Bad market to play in. Not transforming fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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    "Lead Patroll"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Payroll Lead in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Payroll Lead in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, beautiful building. Culture and management was very good. Enjoyed working here

    Cons

    HR and Payroll did not work well with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to every level of employer.


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    "Account Manger"

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

    Pros

    they have a great product set

    Cons

    limited training, poor management, layoffs every year no matter your progress or success, very political environment, poor systems to determine sales and past history with clients and propsects

    Advice to Management

    Be fair in assessments of who you let go each year.


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    "MTS2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it is good place to work. Lot of scope to work with good products and new technologies
    Work culture is very good and work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Nothing specific. If they concentrate more on marketing, the product line will see good revenue
    Overall it is not having any cons in the employment front. Support functions are very helpful and keep the good work

    Advice to Management

    Learning and development path to the employees can be improved. Other than that the current process and functions is very good.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good environment, and a nice campus. Flexible work environment with a diverse group of people and it's easy to make a good impression. Some perks remain.

    Cons

    Declining business model, no investment in growth, poor leadership. There isn't a focus on competing, but rather reducing expenses and bringing in cash flow.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a product bet and invest aggressively--put your best people on it and use it as a rallying cry for the rest of the company.



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