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It all depends on the management

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

I worked at NetApp full-time

Pros

NetApp is one of those companies that sucks you in with a lot of perks such as a gym, quarterly beer bashes, and 3 cafes. It's a high profile company and has been rated in the top ten best places to work for about 5 years running.

Cons

The perks aren't free, they expect you to pay by being available all the time. The company is rated in the top 10 places to work because they offer employees an additional day off if they make it on the list. The company culture is a bit cold and people don't have much of a sense of team cohesiveness but untimately, I think it depends on your management. That is what really determines how you are going to do at a company. I had both good and bad management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be more transparency at the company. The employee reviews of managers was a good start but employees need some sort of recourse if they are not happy with their management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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
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