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Novell Reviews

Updated 4 August 2014
Updated 4 August 2014
289 Reviews

3.4
289 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Experience good Work-Life balance, No Micro Level Management (in 53 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good development process for individuals, well understood business process (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management at times experience a disconnect from the work in the "trenches" (in 8 reviews)

  • no future, no raises, outdated technology (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great employer. Perfect Work Life balance with multiple opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Multiple Opportunities, Perks, Benefits, Payscale

    Cons

    Lack of adequate training for freshers, Less On-Site opportunities for product development team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    attitude towards market should change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    1. Employee Friendly
    2. Very talented engineers

    Cons

    1. company does not align with market and hence lost market share
    2. compensation is less compared to competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Can be a career spoiler

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Bangalore

    Pros

    Good products and technology
    People are technically inclined
    Good work like balance

    Cons

    No major focus on quality improvement.
    No career path improvements for quality managers.
    Technical ability for managers not appreciated.
    Very less recognition for managers
    Quality Managers are stagnated
    Freshers are being hired to work on testing - which is very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help the quality managers improve their career paths. Create a separate ladder for quality managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Humble Beginning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Great Ownership , even the newbies get to work on hot things .
    Relaxed work atmosphere .
    Immense opportunity to learn .

    Cons

    Compensation is low as compared to counterparts .
    Bonus is not guaranteed .
    No Team lunches , team outings
    The overall atmosphere is really boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People spend eight -ten hours of their day in the office , try and take some initiative to make their day to day life interesting .

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice People but not much happening

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Environment good
    Nice work life balance

    Cons

    Less than Avg saaries
    Not much innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont treat everyone with the same stick
    Award people who perform

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    All Novell products are Superb

    Cons

    Should use SUSE Linux, our own product instead of Windows

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not soo good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Working timing is good and products are good.

    Cons

    difficult to work With high attitude existing employee. promotion and hike is very less.it is depend on the basis of rapo with your boss. No innovation and no flexible work time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managemengt need to promote some good technical employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Decent projects and nice seniors, good benefits and gifts

    Cons

    Less pay, high hiring bar fr freshers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Associate in Bangalore

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Work Life Balance
    Good Culture
    Employee Friendly

    Cons

    Politics, Regional
    Money depends on good rapport
    Hike very less
    Bonus not guranteed
    Training
    Biasing towards new joinees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care all employees equally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New Delhi

    Pros

    good work life balance
    great compensation
    adequate learning

    Cons

    Not challenging for people who have fire in belly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to be more focused on long term system improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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