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Good, not great, for eng/prod mgmt

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at NetApp

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

=> Very high trust environment. For instance, no "expense report authorizations" required. Just do what you think is right and don't abuse it
=> Not cut-throat, collegial
=> Successful company with good product portfolio

Cons

=> surprisingly old (lots more "30 year tech veterans from Amdol" than 5 year out of school kids)
=> Rampant title disparity, some corporate staff roles do zero work (and earn Senior Director or VP titles) while line jobs (eng, prod mgmt, sales mainly) are carrying a huge load for Manager or Director title. Sounds petty, but it's really frustrating to the line
=> Surprising amount of red tape in the product development orgs - we're talking 16 months to get a feature included in a new release, and getting slower! Simply not nimble

Advice to Management

Keep up the respect you show your employees - it does make NetApp a place you want to work. Consider a youth movement (try recruiting from grad schools, not just industry hires). The place is on the way to becoming HP (and I don't mean that in a good way)

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    Drink the Koolaid

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire more leaders from outside to break up the cult

  2. Great career and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time, great campus, great benefits, and employees are respected and valued. The Professional Services / Sales organization is challenging and has many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    after hours and weekend work at times due to my customer's schedules. The Professional Services positions can be stressful at times and have a lot of travel depending on the time of year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, continue to offer career advancement or horizontal moves in the company. I would like to see more stock option grants offered as incentives.

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