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good company go bad

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

good office hardware, lots of resources

Cons

too many people doing nothing

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Much talked about culture - can do attitudes and very helpful co-workers
    Knowledgeable senior leadership
    Great communication from senior executives via all hands meetings and initial new hire orientations

    Cons

    Not all management is aligned with valued culture - sometimes just words and not demonstrated in actions
    Incentive compensation sometimes challenging around fiscal year end (receipt not always assured)
    Poor experience with integration of acquired companies and intellectual property
    Lack of career path opportunities from a management perspective (100% left up to employee to drive)
    Multiple corporate layoffs in the last 12 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture varies greatly by what office one works out of - this inconsistency is very discouraging to those in non-primary locations (meaning not in Sunnyvale, RTP or New York for example).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some technology are still good.

    Cons

    After working one year at Netapp in Sunnyvale, I feel it is the worst decision I ever made to choose Netapp as my first job.
    Salary is at best the market average in the bay area, most likely well below the market average. Name a company that's the same size with Netapp and easily you'll find out most of them pays better than Netapp. Lay-off has become a habit whenever the revenue doesn't look good. Management aren't doing anything serious to bring the company back into growth. Morale is pretty low among the engineers and NCG keeps leaving within a year or two. Shut-down week happens twice in a year and if you don't take those days off as vacation, your income is impacted. Good culture is going away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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