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un-cool and a total disappointment

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Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at NetApp full-time (more than a year)

Pros

when someone sees netapp on your resume, it seems to carry some clout
my immediate manager and teammates were great to work with
the recruiter executed quickly to get my offer paperwork
there is a handful of helpful folks
the gym is sweet and the cafeteria was good when i used them.
my mgr allowed me to work from home which optimized my efficiency across the mutiple time zone meetings i had.
once HR got my benefits enabled, i thought they were fair and good to Bay Area standards.

Cons

netapp failed to get my benefits right. when i went to use them after paying my share for a month my provider said 'who are you?" and the benefits mgr had no sense of urgency to correct the prob. and it was a netapp mistake. this lack of execution and no sense of urgency is epidemic there.
the longer term folks know how to coast. and they are coasting.
 there's an overall lack of collaboration and teamwork that starts at the director level and permeates their orgs. individuals and sr managers get away with saying 'its not my job" and retreat.
it doesn't matter how nice the campus is if the work environment is dismal.
way too many freaking meetings in sunnyvale - and if you don't attend and some peer thinks you should (and not your mgr) they'll tell you. folks who aren't allowed to wfh don't like it when you do either. very unhappy group of people in SVL.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

enough with the cool company e-mails.
because someone has been with the company a long time does not make them management material.
focus on product and execution of quality product and components
teach sr directors and managers about the impact of their bad behavior on their staff.

Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO
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  1. Fun and interesting work in a great city.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with smart people on hard problems. Managers don't tend to micromanage, and you are pretty free to set your schedule for the most part. Friday beer bashes!

    Cons

    Quite a bit of process overhead, but it's not as bad as some places. Get interrupted quite a bit, sometimes difficult to be able to focus on things for long periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent thought and people leadership

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its about people
    Proud of their products, culture, reputation
    Integrity

    Cons

    Some mgmt still needs coaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coaching for lower-level mgmt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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