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"Still feels like a small company in a lot of (important) ways"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

NetApp likes to hire smart people who are passionate about what they do. There are high expectations for performance and even higher expectations about collaboration. It takes a while to get decisions made (both big and small), but once they are made they are executed with extreme efficiency. The company is nimble and can still operate like a small company in a lot of ways. The emphasis on company culture is truly remarkable and lived by virtually all of the top level executives. There is a lot less corporate ego here than in other places. The top execs stand in line in the cafeteria like everyone else.

Cons

Having a lot of passionate people makes conflict unavoidable and decision making slow. For the most part however, people are very respectful of conflicting opinions, come up with workable strategies and move forward together. Short term decisions and investments and little process becomes quite problematic as the company grows.

Advice to Management

Continue to value the front-line workers, demonstrate humility and respect and the rest of the company will follow suit.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. "Great summer!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Not too high stress
    -Can pick your own project
    -Offered relocation expenses
    -Met a bunch of fascinating people and learned exactly how big tech companies work
    -Had an awesome manager and worked on a great team

    Cons

    Make sure you pick your team carefully. Also since you are given your own freedom in a lot of areas, you have to keep yourself motivated to make sure you don't run into a ton of work and other troubles at the end of your internship. Pay might be a little less than other places.

    Advice to Management

    Had a great time, and your recruiters do a great job in keeping interns happy. Keep publicizing company culture and more students will take interest in NetApp opportunities.


  2. "Awesome job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, free food, beer fridays, cafe is amazing, gym is state of the art, nice salary of course

    Cons

    management can be painful, politics, change process, inconsistency of data structures

    Advice to Management

    Standardize your tools ! Get rid of the current CRM!


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