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"NetApp deserves its spot in thye top 10 places to work"

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Former Contractor - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Contractor - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at NetApp as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

NetApp truly treats people with respect. If you go beyond expectations, you get immediate praise from stakeholders. The company runs lean in a positive way. There are enough people to get the job done, but not a bunch of extra "experts" to second guess every decision. I found none of the purely political behavior that can kill a company. People act as a team and worry more about the job than covering their errors. When someone does make an error, it is addressed professionally and the team moves on. This company not only values its people, it makes you feel valued.

Cons

Their is a tendency to play defense which means some opportunities are missed. They move slow on hiring so you need to be patient to get hired. While top management is moving toward a more agile, customer focused organization much of middle management is not getting the message yet.

Advice to Management

Keep pushing the new direction. Bring in some mid level people who share the vision to speed things up. Keep doing all the things you are doing right!

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. "Was a great place, but not so much anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free bagels on Friday and fruit on Tuesdays. The gym in Sunnyvale is very nice and they offer massages (although not free!). The cafeteria food is decent, the campus is nice and near many new places to grab lunch. The benefits and compensation are good.

    The people are genuinely nice and the environment feels very much like a family in many regards.

    There is flexibility to work from home and schedules in general are flexible (as long as you get your work done and attend all the necessary meetings).

    Cons

    In recent years the company, especially marketing, has become extremely political. There are a lot of people leaving and a general frustration and unhappiness among workers. It's becoming almost impossible to get things done because of politics, process, lack of decision making, lack of vision and planning, etc. What used to be a very lively and fun place to be, now feels toxic. Many of the people that made the culture what it was have left and the new people coming in aren't always as talented.

    The marketing department constantly changes direction and there is no clear goals or objectives for anything being worked on. I have absolutely no clue what people are measured on or how people are held accountable. It seems to be based on if your manager likes you vs. any real business impact.

    Advice to Management

    Create accountability based on business goals and impact. Make clear decisions and do a better job of planning.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love the people and culture"

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

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

    Pros

    People are the best assets here at NetApp

    Cons

    Lack of leadership or strategy in a department.

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