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5 people found this helpful  

disappointing

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at NetApp

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company, great benefits, strong company culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    - great benefits, competitive salaries
    - great philanthropy

    Cons

    - conservative culture
    - need to continue to infuse more next generation of talent (i.e. NCG/Interns)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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