NetApp

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Pretty good on the whole

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Company is doing well, benefits are good.

Cons

It's becoming much more a big faceless monolith, culture is diluting. Very siloed, little interaction between departments, easy to stagnate.

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    Good company to work for

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and good pay

    Cons

    Heavy competition from EMC, IBM, and others so NetApp is not a prosperous as it used to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Incredible co-workers, Horrid Management. Company leaders have derailed the advertised culture.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible co-workers that are highly intelligent, sharp, and good people by nature.

    Cons

    Management cripples employees, has their own individual agenda that in turn leads to chaos, a lot of wasted cycles, and a highly political environment. Being thrown under the bus is such a common occurrence, one might think their desk is on the 405 at rush hour in LA. Two years prior to my employment, sales reps averaged 200% of goal. The two years of my employment, sales reps averaged 70% of goal. The path they are headed on is not one that is righting the ship.

    Contractors are treated as second class. Beer bashes and the fact that the company serves beer on Friday's is used as propaganda to encourage contractors into filling out favorable employment surveys that are used to attract great talent that will quickly be turned over. For some reason, these contractors are hired in large numbers just before employment surveys are sent out by Forbes, GPTW, etc.

    On the beer note, it is not uncommon for a manager to selectively wait a few weeks for an employee to attend a "beer bash". Once the manager sees an employees has had a beer, management has been known to slide a yearly review in front of them without any prior notice that the yearly review will occur with the goal of procuring a rubber stamp approval. It might just be me, but I thought yearly reviews should be scheduled and not be conducted when an employee has had a beer that was encouraged and paid for by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase accountability, address the widely publicized lackluster middle management, stop hiring a large number of contractors a few weeks before all the employment surveys are distributed to pad the results.

    Employees do not appreciate working 60+ hours, being ridden by management, only to get no where. Particularly when colleagues in their vicinity spend the day playing solitaire, Farmville, and watching videos on YouTube, couldn't tell you a thing about their actual duties or the companies technology, then receive awards and praise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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