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A Company in Transition

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Competes in a industry segment with steady growth
- Focuses on innovation and encourages employees to embrace it
- Fair compensation and benefits
- Promotes giving back to the community with paid volunteer days

Cons

- Inconsistency in ability to execute as a large company by organization and geography
- Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer
- Declining employee morale. Loss of some key talent to start-up competitors
- Erosion of the corporate culture that earned Great Place to Work distinction

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work not much opportunity for career growth

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good products, good systems engineers, fair managers (meaning willing to work out deals). The support from product management in the form of whitepapers, technical cookbooks, tools and staff to help with pricing, and other tactical tools are available at your finger tips.

    Cons

    The company is growing so fast they haven't time to develop a stable tactical plan. The CRM tools and product capabilities have been in flux. The organization changes each year has disrupted not only the culture but made messaging to partners and customers unclear. NetApp is failing to protect its brand and start up companies are emerging with just as capable products at a fraction of the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle down and have a longer view then a quarter or fiscal year. Kind of feels like the old EMC. Share the three year plan with the field employees like you used to. Competition is tough and the preferred partners keeps changing annually. The messaging from marketing keeps changing which is perceived as a lack of a real product plan. The constant change in faces and positioning has resulted in distrust in the channel, with the customer, and with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall an OK place to work, but not much growth - end up with doing the same stuff for years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    On the product engineering side, it is still a good place to be, if one can get to those groups.

    Cons

    On the IT side there are constant changes in processes and not much is there for those who want to continue with technical innovation. Talent retention is becoming a problem and backfills are mostly offshore. Intergroup relations not as friendly as they used to be - not very agile either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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