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Was great, now good

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Former Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Great CEO, aspire to be a good culture, exceptional technical talent

Cons

Remarkable success story, but now suffering from big company syndrome. Over the years, as storage startups have come and gone, NTAP has become a place for the survivors to flock to as one of the last few pure storage companies. As a result, it has become top heavy with senior leaders trying to build their careers and more and more energy is spent focusing on internal politics vs how to survive in the era of the Third Platform. Founders have slowly faded into the background. Missed the flash array first wave now playing catch-up. Every acquisition became something to suck into ONTAP vs thrive on its own, and now ONTAP as a delivery vehicle for IP is much too laden. ESG nice try, but their technology also becoming irrelevant to data center. Now, too expensive to play in the data center and SMB flocking to cloud so entry suffering. Billions spent on Clustered ONTAP - perhaps finally paying off but fighting cheap server scale-out in data centers. Like the server incumbents, disruption coming from places they never dreamed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get while the gettin's good. Take a tip from EMC and let your acquisitions truly diversify the company, not homogenize it. The ONTAP power brokers need to retire.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still ok, but becoming just another big company.

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant

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

    Pros

    The technology is cool and exciting, if a bit slow to be adopted. Co-workers are still enthusiastic. You feel like you're working for the "good guys".

    Cons

    Lack of management vision, big company bureaucracy is creeping in.
    Force you to spend your vacation time during two shutdown weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is falling apart and upper management's words ring hollow with the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A very nice place to work at

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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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at Netapp, the company is great, the people are extremely nice. The company has a wonderful and fully equipped gym, with various classes offered by different trainers. The facility is top-notch. The company is located in a somewhat secluded area, surrounded only by other tech companies and lots of trees and lakes aaaand many reindeers (my wife loved the reindeers). Every Friday the company has a social event that takes place at its cafeteria. You can find all types of beers available, as well as many games, and sometimes even fun company held activities. Netapp offers a lot of opportunity for employees to volunteer for the community. In addition, they offer excellent corporate housing for its interns. This company, is really a wonderful place to work at.

    Cons

    Can't see any cons really, besides that other companies offer better pay for interns.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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