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NetApp is a great company but Senior IT leadership leaves a lot to be desired!

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

I worked at NetApp

Pros

Great company with great earning potential and bonuses for hard workers.
Great technology and great minds - a wonderful learning experience.
Very supportive of continued training.
A certain amount of flexibility and allowances for working from home.

Cons

The outsourcing of IT in 2009 was handled badly from the perspective of those who lost their jobs, as well as those who remained. Executive management identified those who would be laid off without input from middle management, who had no say in who from their staff would be laid off. Some only found out the day before or day of the layoffs in 2009. The number of reorgs in IT says it all, and there are some Sr Managers and Directors who should never be allowed to talk to human beings.

The number of IT senior/mid-level staff who have left NetApp over the course of the past couple of years to move to other Silicon Valley companies says it all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lean IT budget is one thing but when are you going to look at the number of reorgs in IT and the real reasons why? Could it be IT executive management's strategy is a bit faulty?

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great salary and benefits in a passive-agressive culture

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Overall good benefits and intelligent people to work with. Executive team is top-notch and extremely focused - which is great for bonuses, stock and long term growth.

    Cons

    Middle management from VPs down is very passive-aggressive creating a fearful, caustic environment.
    Major disappointment when the execs are candid and open.
    Great company, great potential. Yet it has become just a another company to work for insted of a Great Place to Work. Too bad, what a waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Big Opportunity has motivated employees with a great sense of urgency, yet it has also smothered the candid and creative energies of workers with fear. VPs and Managers are encouraged to get rid of anyone they don't like under the guise of cutting the low performers or just take an easy route by eliminating the position in a restructure - not the work of course, which just gets redistributed to others.
    Change is good - motivating hard workers is better than threatening them and cutting individuals one at a time - all while billboards are posted that the company is hiring.

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    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - MTS4 in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Very nice people and very friendly. Good work. Nice software. Challenging Managers. Pittsburgh office is doing some nice development work.

    Cons

    Set up is too small.
    Salary can be more competitive.
    There should be more leave.
    Company should give its employees more perks.

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