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Used to be a great place, now it's just a good place.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at NetApp

Pros

NetApp in its early days was one of the most exciting and innovative companies around; nowdays it is mostly just a big tech company. Better than a lot of places, but nowhere near as special as it once was.

Cons

Too much focus on growth and not enough on real engineering innovation and product quality. Company is run by bureaucracy at this point -- not by engineering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need a serious purge of middle-management -- both the managers themselves and most of the layers. Senior management is detached from engineering. Stop offshoring -- you have plenty of engineering and technical talent in the US, if you use it, resource it, support it and make it a priority.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    This is the third best place to work in the whole world?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Salaries are good, offices are very nice if you're at a major location. (i.e. not Wichita). Bagels free on Friday, employee socials on Friday, Good employees in many departments. Opportunity to coast in many roles, sadly, because management does not seem to be interested in your contributions.

    Cons

    If you are in a satellite location that is not headquartered there, you are in for a rough time. At Wichita, if you aren't in the new product development team, you're treated as a child most of the time, with little opportunity for recognition or growth. Many departments are very California-centric, so if you are in one of those departments outside of CA, you really are living on eggshells career wise. Many very solid employees have left or are leaving as a result of being ignored and treated poorly. Really a very depressing environment to work in, it started out wonderfully but nobody is living the corporate values we read so much about in about every tenth email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look from remote sites how you're bringing people in. California office dominates many areas, suffocating career growth in the field. It does not need to be this way. Also, need to focus on creating a broader perspective on operations. Right now, lots of things are siloed, so that nobody has a global perspective. Long term, the company will fail if something does not happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Challenging work and high level of productivity

    Cons

    slow growth and highly competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more recreation facilities should be included

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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