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Novell Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  • Inadequate focus on building new products (in 8 reviews)

  • upper management seems to be lost (in 8 reviews)

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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. "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


  3. "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!!


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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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in La Center, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in La Center, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Nice location. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor management with no planning or pipeline of new products

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan! Whoa! No development pipeline...it's like a ride on the Titanic.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "FAE"

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    Former Employee - FAE in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - FAE in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay was ok. lots to learn, lots of good people

    Cons

    too much travel, T&E process

    Advice to Management

    respect employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional culture. Bright people who care about their clients and partners.

    Cons

    Not nimble enough; Moves at the speed of a big company when agility is required to be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't neglect your installed base


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