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Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at NetApp

Pros

Employee Friendly Caring Friendly Environment

Cons

Low Opportunities Less Growth Rate

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    NetApp allows employees to accomplish great things & rewards them for it

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    NetApp trusts it's employees. NetApp rewards hard work.
    NetApp promotes a great culture of openness and honesty.
    The company is dedicated to delivering great products and great customer service.

    Cons

    We need to better define and align responsibility and accountability.
    We need to do a spend more time thinking, planning, and acting strategically, instead of tactically.

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    We need to keep the bar very high for new employees.

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    Once Upon A Time...

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    ...NetApp was the envy of RTP and much of the corporate US. A place with tons of room for intelligent, motivated employees to make a name for themselves and feel like they were contributing to a great company. There were innovative products, the company was big enough to make a splash but small enough to change course when needed. Management was effective, for the most part. Employee Stock Purchase was and still seems to be very generous.

    NetApp had (and still has afaik) unique perks like free beer every week, paid volunteer time, etc. Pay and benefits were par for the course in high-tech, maybe a little low in some roles. A relaxed environment where it was almost always ok to wear casual clothes, take a long lunch here or there, and speak your mind when you felt necessary without fear of retaliation.

    Cons

    However, the company has grown too big for itself - the culture has not been sustained. More managers are being hired than needed, usually through tech company inbreeding (in RTP: Cisco, Red Hat, etc). Too much nepotism in general, especially in more relationship based roles such as sales and marketing. Politics and bureaucracy have gotten out of hand and the company just didn't "feel" the same anymore. Personally I often witnessed praise given to team members who were widely known to be ineffectual and incompetent while the true contributors received nothing but more work to do.

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    - Less middle management needed: too many are in over their heads already
    - Recognize and reward true contributors
    - Focus more on employee well being instead of stock price

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