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Helpful (5)

Slow, Old, Outdated -- Not good for youngsters -- Good for Retirement

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company, not without its issues though

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beer bash on Fridays Compensation is competitive with other companies in the area Most people are hard working and friendly

    Cons

    Health benefits are mediocre Has its share of jerks in middle management that can make your life Hell Last two layoffs have gotten rid of some really talented people while leaving blatantly incompetent people untouched


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work rating falling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee benefits and work life balance are very good. Employee training is great and you are expected to attend regular training sessions to improve your management skills and awareness. Employees are generally friendly & focused on their work.

    Cons

    There is an undercurrent of frustration and uncertainty that runs through marketing among the various teams. A large part of that is the constant budget battle and changes within the organization which take place on a fairly regular basis resulting in confusion about how they are going to accomplish the goals that have been outlined. The higher the level of management, the less in touch with the actual challenges the budget issues evoke among the teams, limiting the ability for cross-functional cooperation.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize that constant change within the organization means that there is little to no time for employees to adjust and accomplish goals before they are readjusted. The marketing budget issue needs to be addressed.


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