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Great company with great opportunities that know how to go after them

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer Manager  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Manager in Washington, DC

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

Pros

The company is really growing fast with lots of new opportunities all of the time. The benefits are very good and most of the people are really focused and work hard. There is pretty good comradely and almost everyone is willing to jump in to a situation and help.

Cons

As the company grows not everyone has the same entrepreneurial spirit. Some come aboard thinking it is a big company and they simply have to focus on their little piece. Those people don't go far and as you look through the reviews it is easy to find them.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Management Accountability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    NetApp is a pretty good place to work at...great technology...great "perks" like beer and bagels on Fridays, etc.

    Cons

    There is no accountability for management at NetApp. All they do is shuffle senior-level managers and directors around to different jobs instead of cutting the dead weight. The idea of fixing a problem in support is just to change the seating arrangement around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the people who don't contribute anything apart from wrecking various organizations with half-baked ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work but needs more structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Internship program gave interns access to higher-management, such as speeches by executive managers where they talk about themselves and allow the interns in the audience to ask questions about them
    - Relative ease of access to talking with people across all levels of the hierarchy instead of just being limited to one's manager
    - Intern Showcase - in a very science-fair format organized by the university recruiters, interns present what they did over the summer. If you actually did something of value, then this would be no problem; if not, then you'd have to get real creative with making it seem like you actually did something useful.
    - Relaxed environment -- can be a pro or a con, depending on how you look at it, but I put it under pros to balance the number of pros versus cons

    Cons

    - Political environment
    - Too much "fat" in the company
    - Internship program needs to be better supported; many interns were getting paid for contributing really nothing of value to the company
    - A lot (not saying ALL) of employment comes through referrals, so you'd really only have a chance of getting in if you already have connections here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can you actually get anything of value done when you're in meetings all the time? Stop trying to keep yourself busy by going to meetings and actually get things done instead of "delegating" them all the time.

    Also, support the internship program better and actually give the kids something of value to do and learn instead of just keeping them busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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