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Contractor technical writer for NetApp

Current Employee - Technical Writer III in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Technical Writer III in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at NetApp as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

NetApp has a large technical writing department and strives to make its documentation user friendly. The writers use DITA to publish online manuals. The writers use the NetApp wiki to publish plans, procedures, schedules, and other project-related information.

Cons

It is sometimes hard to talk with the engineers.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    TME

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    Current Employee - TME in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - TME in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Culture. Freedom to express ideas

    Cons

    Need Management training to management team.

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    Wonderful people, bad middle management

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The NetApp culture has brought some A players to the scene.

    Cons

    Middle managers are too technical and less capable of managing people. We keep losing these same great people to the competitors because of this lack of good management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move technical people into technical leadership roles and get them out of leading divisions of people. Those leaders need to achieve excellence in building teams.

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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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