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Great company - if you're focused on Storage.

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Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant

Pros

Compensation and benefits are excellent. The products that have been through multiple version releases are almost always excellent. Great people to work with, and a great company to work with if all you want to do is Storage.

Cons

A lot of the internal applications and information is spread across multiple systems, and they're not always a cohesive unit. Some of our core applications are from very large vendors, and being web-based, suck badly. IT Helpdesk is narrow in the scope of what they support, and are sometimes no better than any other "Consumer level" drones. Professional Services consulting and sales teams are very regionalized - in the US, it's East, Central, West, and there is very little cross-region work. Professional Services is also very product oriented - if it's not related to our storage, we typically don't provide services. Again, very narrow scopes of work. Also very difficult to become a specialist in specific skill areas - generalists are preferred. Communication from the top is usually good, but there's a lot of middle management in between, which tends to distance the top management from the people down in the field.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on making the Professional Services practices widen the scope of services they offer. Storage is great, but it isn't everything.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just a number at NetApp

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    Pros

    Donuts or maybe Bagels?

    At least the bathrooms were clean and stocked with tissue paper and hand soap.

    Cons

    Fresh fruit day?

    Support model at the time does not "follow the sun." Having 3 shifts for the sake of all major support being in one location is not necessarily a best practice.

    New hires receive no initial technical training upon hire but insted receive the same end-user training as customers. At least during the first 2-3 months this is the case but the company already expects proficiency in all aspects of service and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrogance hurts sales...

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    Pros

    There isn't a perfect place to work, but NetApp is pretty damn close. Nice perks, great benefits. Very good training programs are available. Collaboration is very much encouraged. Mangement has been easy to get along with. You can tell this company has high standards. Upper management seems to communicate very well. Yes, we even get free beer on Fridays.

    Cons

    Make sure they don't take too much of your time. Some perks are going away because of the bad economy right now, but everybody's doing that. Hopefully they'll bring most of it back when things improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communcation, let us know what's going on.

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