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Slow, Old, Outdated -- Not good for youngsters -- Good for Retirement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work.
They have a garage,gym and beer bashes in the Sunnyvale offices

Cons

Management says No to any new projects/challenges
As a young software engineer you want to write more code, make more changes, break things,fix them, learn ... these things don't happen at NetApp

Pay is sub par. Really it just sucks to be a NetApp employee in terms of $$$.

Fake Emphasis given on Great Place to Work rankings(who cares about this ?). Pay your employees handsomely, ask them to deliver, give them real work, challenge your employees -- you will automatically have a great place to work.

Zero or fake or virtual guidance given on growing new talent.Personal development at work is a myth. I guess NetApp doesn't care about having a good ratio of experienced to young employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on real innovation, emphasize on new technology. Make an effort to ship products with fancy features.

Time to Market is Key, be on par with the start ups out there. NetApp can beat every start up if it decides to wake up. Drive more research. Focus on shipping research and prototypes as quickly as possible to customers. If the driver isn't there write it, take risks.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not so great for contract workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Technical in Remote, OR

    I worked at NetApp as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional growth, technical excellence of colleagues. Management generally good, although not always "on the same page" with one another. I worked for a business line that was a corporate purchase and the original functions had not been completely integrated into NetApp even after years, so my impression might not be reflective of the parent organization.

    Cons

    Contractors held as a breed apart, no real path for integration or eventual hire. Seemed to be a culture of non-cooperation between divisions within the organization. Not a lot of teamwork, sort of a rock-star mentality that caused a lot of frustration, duplication of effort and wasted work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that teamwork has a role. Manage your managers. Stop the constant, needless churn in organizational structure - pick a plan and live with it for a year or two.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    engineer qa

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has good office culture, decent compensation. The company has good training programs for new employees. Everything goes south from there on.

    Cons

    Too much bureacracy, no room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more proactive in removing bureacracy, the management should breed more creativity and allow ideas to grow. Credit should be given where it is due. Treatment should be fair across the board.

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