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Helpful (8)

Was a great place to wrok

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. A great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NetApp was a great place to work. The senior leaders cared as much about the culture and the employees as they did about the bottom line. They made the team feel important. The facilities and resources were great.

    Cons

    Middle management got bogged down and had issues making decisions and tradeoffs. They became risk averse as well. Inefficient processes were also deployed.

    Advice to Management

    Skip-level management would have uncovered some issues and inefficiencies. The culture did not promote politics, but there were some mid-level politics at work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    NetApp is Great! but....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company benefits, 401 match, Employee stock purchase plan, fun activities like "Beer Bash Fridays", cookouts, and other team building activities. Tons of training. Friendly Management. Relaxed dress code, and the list goes on. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    When it comes to the Management, sometimes the right hand doesn't seem to know what the left hand is doing. Some of the higher-ups make silly decisions that will make them look good to their Bosses, not realizing how it's going to effect the ones actually doing the work. If you don't like or can't handle a stressful environment, this isn't the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your team and actually voice the issues to your Boss instead of letting it stop with you.


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