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Helpful (6)

Company has great products and is well positioned, but has become political bureaucracy

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good to great people to work with, good pay and benefits, great products that meet customer needs, company is well positioned in the storage market, strong executive team.

Cons

Many long time NetApp people, therefore company suffers from lack of mid-level managerial talent and competence. Certain groups (Marketing, Professional Services, Management Software Product Group) are disorganized and dysfunctional. Many mid-level managers and some VPs better at managing up and managing their own positions then managing their own team and growing their people. Inability to set measurable goals and assess performance leads to "focal review by popularity."

Advice to Management

Have the mid-level managers, Directors, and VPs practice (and actually be measured on) what HR preaches around people development. Build a focal review program that is based on measurable impact - not politics.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. i am satisfied.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent work and people. good work life balance - well, most of the time.

    Cons

    salaries could be higher. but i dont complain - i have everything else.

    Advice to Management

    please dont petty politics infiltrate too much into the minds of engineers.


  2. Helpful (5)

    disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people Company is growing so change is frequent

    Cons

    I don't know about the rest of the company, but IT is a terrible place to work. The business decisions made by senior management are unbelievably poor. Its clear the organization is very poorly run from the VP level to first level manager. Culture is one of rule by authority. There is too much ridiculous process and no real feeling of teamwork across organizations. You struggle to get things done because resources are so taxed. No common goals across the organization and there are way too many re-orgs. Like I said, other parts of the company might be good, but IT is definitely nowhere near top 5.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in all new management at every level. Words are cheap. If you say you value people, show it. Do not allow politics to influence business decisions. Push back on PMO. Allow people to do their job without trying to define every single role. Very very few employees are happy in IT, they're just waiting for the economy to pick up so they can leave. IT is gaining a very bad reputation both inside and outside the company.


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