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Ron Hovsepian's Approval Rating is Only 64%

More than 1 in 3 disapprove Novell's CEO

Ron Hovsepian smiles



A new survey has just been published.

-Glassdoor.com€®, a career and workplace community bringing greater transparency to company cultures and compensation, today released its first annual Employees’ Choice Awards€¹, listing the top 50 “Best Places to Work” based on surveys€² collected from employees at more than 11,000 companies operating in the United States. General Mills had the highest rating from its employees, followed closely by Bain & Company, Netflix, Adobe, and Northwestern Mutual, which round out the top five companies on Glassdoor’s inaugural list.


Novell is not ranked particularly well and its CEO did not receive an impressive approval rating, perhaps due to the poor decisions that he makes with Microsoft. For those in Novell who are not popular, there is always the possibility of corrupting Wikipedia. From the news:

On top of it all, some critics are still jaded over incidents that surfaced earlier this year in relation to Wikipedia and Jimmy wales. Former Novell scientist and Wikipedia donor Jeff Merkey issued a statement earlier this year essentially accusing Wales of extortion—he claims Wales offered him "special protection" for his Wikipedia entry "in exchange for a substantial donation and other financial support of the Wikimedia Foundation projects."


Novell is also rewriting history for Microsoft's gain.

"Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand."

--Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO

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