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Updated August 12, 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. "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


  2. "Best company to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant
    Former Employee - Software Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary packages and hikes.
    Onsite opportunities.
    Flexible timings, WFH options depends on the project though.
    Good senior managers

    Cons

    Hr is the most arrogant, rude and less knowledgeable.

    Trust issues with the management.

    Career growth is slow and sometimes hierarchy not clear for the aspirants

    Advice to Management

    share every possible update about company's future with employees to build up the trust

  3. "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.


  4. "A good place to start your career in IT."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Slowly they are adopting new technologies like node.js and angularjs. Good and stable environment to work. People are very nice and helpful. You will be given sufficient time to learn and do the work.

    Cons

    Work will be mostly on their legacy software and sometime working with them can be frustrating as the internal frameworks are written in 10-15 years back not easy to work with. Very slow growth and average compensation with negligible benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Somewhat the process which has been defined needs to be strictly followed. Give incentives to great performers and motivate them.


  5. "Experience in Novell as a developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment to work and learn new things.
    Employee training programs are also provided to keep updated with latest technologies.
    Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Nice environment to work and learn new things.


  6. "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


  7. "Decent job but slow paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You can learn at your own pace
    - Good work life balance
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -Very slow paced
    - Rewards based only on seniority not merit
    - Junior employees are not rewarded for anything they do , making it seem like a thankless job with no advancement

    Advice to Management

    This place needs more life, recognize achievements of junior employees and award it. It's time you got rid of the slow paced system and employees who only seem to be on coffee breaks, smoke breaks, carrom breaks and other breaks.

  8. "Good company for good people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Good policies. technical sound team.

    Cons

    As per my knowledge no Cons.


  9. "Great learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good work environment.
    2. Good learning
    3. A lot of products to work on

    Cons

    1. Salary not compatible with market standard.


  10. "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.


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