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It's no accident NetApp is consistently voted a best place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at NetApp

Pros

Great people, great management, excellent benefits, products that are unique and therefore easy to sell. Company is growing, and a testament to the customer value of the products is that NetApp grew during the recent economic downturn.

Cons

Understaffed in some areas results in overworked staff in those areas.
Top focus areas get all the attention and funding, resulting in disenchantment elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to do a better job of recognizing and funding those areas that are critical but are not in the top focus areas.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Drink the Koolaid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Some good perks - bagels and beer bashes
    Good benefits
    One of the best salesforces in the IT industry

    Cons

    Engineering runs the company
    Cult-like envorinment where everyone drinks the ONTAP Koolaid
    Everyone lives in meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more leaders from outside to break up the cult

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to wrok

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Good technology if you are in core data storage areas
    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    We can create a linked list of management chain with the link property set as personal acquaintence. Talent is irrelevent in selecting people in high positions - favoritism rules. Managers form opinion not based on rsults of work but on the opinion of their favorite "lead". Very bad for energetic neutral engineers who are not "aligned" to management drinking cool-aid.

    There are quite a few good managers around and if you are lucky to be with them, your life is good. Having few product lines, job rotation is not an option and best way to advance your career path is to leave for a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid management and some architects with questionable talent in a lot of groups will pull down the company. When favoritism & politics rule, bad talents accumulate and let the good talent leave.

    No opinion of CEO
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