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Novell Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.4 284 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Novell President & General Manager Bob Flynn

Bob Flynn

(43 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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  • no future, no raises, outdated technology(in 6 reviews)

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    Good Work environment

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsAll Novell products are Superb

    ConsShould use SUSE Linux, our own product instead of Windows

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be a career spoiler

    Quality Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementPlease help the quality managers improve their career paths. Create a separate ladder for quality managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice People but not much happening

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork Environment good
    Nice work life balance

    ConsLess than Avg saaries
    Not much innovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont treat everyone with the same stick
    Award people who perform

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not soo good experience

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWorking timing is good and products are good.

    Consdifficult 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 Senior ManagementManagemengt need to promote some good technical employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsDecent projects and nice seniors, good benefits and gifts

    ConsLess pay, high hiring bar fr freshers

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place

    Associate (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsFlexibility
    Work Life Balance
    Good Culture
    Employee Friendly

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare all employees equally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent company to work with

    Territory Manager (Current Employee) New Delhi

    Prosgood work life balance
    great compensation
    adequate learning

    ConsNot challenging for people who have fire in belly

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter to be more focused on long term system improvement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work, but needs more focus in new trends

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Prosvery good work life balance.
    Work and ownership at Bangalore IDC is great.
    More core work done out of bangalore with full ownership.

    ConsNeeds to focus more for latest trends
    Legacy products is a baggage
    Management must improve on product planning and staffing. Currently it is poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay scale must be maintained per standard. The scale provided shows no parity with peers with respect to performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work environment.

    Specialist (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsBest Work Environment, Can work on multiple devices, OS's, Phones, Tablets etc. Linux, Automation & Cloud computing via REST APIs.

    ConsNot Growth oriented organization, Very less preference to Automation. Language based bias seen with some managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould give equal importance & more importance to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExperience good Work-Life balance, No Micro Level Management

    ConsNo prediction can be done for profit making. Does not make profit making deals

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