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"Great company"

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Respect employee as friends as part of its culture

Cons

Growing slow now and have difficulties to transfer from a small company to big

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. "Its a great place to get exposed to vertical stack in Data Storage industry, but process overhead slows down innovation."

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Pretty good work life balance, especially if you are coming straight out of college.
    - Since, it has a strong foot hold in the data storage market, you get exposed to all interacting components in the eco-system like customers and partners using the data storage.
    - Some really knowledgable, dedicated engineers to boost your domain knowledge and technical skillset in C/C++, data structures and algorithms.
    - Has really good tie-ups with some universities, allowing you opportunity to attended conferences from industry experts.

    Cons

    - Code base being huge and old, ramp up time is pretty high. Due to this, need to spend a lot of time digging into details in your area of work, which leaves very little time to explore other components.
    - The technical skillset and culture is very inconsistent across teams. Some teams have excellent senior engineers and managers, and some teams seriously lack the technical expertise and strong management which could slow down your progress tremendously.
    - Unfair performance evaluation of employees, as managers could lack technical expertise and domain knowledge. This leads to dissatisfaction for dedicated, passionate engineers who deliver on their targets, but are not compensated fairly, relative to the rest of the group.
    - Interviews were not taken seriously for some hires for senior positions, leading to a lackluster group, devoid of good mentors. So, the interview questions for the group, should give you an idea of the competency of the group.
    - No useful technical feedback from some managers, as they are not technically equipped to understand your challenges.

    Advice to Management

    - Have concrete targets set and do performance evaluations based on multiple metrics like punctuality in meeting targets, ramping up engineers, number of regressions or serious bugs introduced, quality of coding, commenting, modularity of code, ease of debugging code (statistics/counters) from supportability point of view.
     - 1st line mangers MUST understand C/C++ coding and MUST provide useful technical feedback to engineers. Only this way, will managers act as real leaders contributing to the growth of the group.
    - Take hiring decisions very seriously. Hiring 4 engineers quickly does not equate to the job being done. Instead, if unable to get more engineers, wait and reward existing employees more for their hard work until you get good engineers on board.
    - Ensure that good engineers get compensated in line with the overall market pay. Losing engineers is expensive as you entail a ramp-up 6 month cost for each new member in the group most of the times.


  2. "positive experiences, good benefits, making a difference"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    teamwork and collaboration, good work-life balance in most areas, volunteer timeoff program, good salaries and benefits

    Cons

    cost-cutting measures to appease Wall Street make it a little uneasy now; growth opportunities may be limited

    Advice to Management

    continue being candid and sharing with employees. Think about add'l. stock options for valued individual contributors.


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