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"Was great, now good"

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

I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great CEO, aspire to be a good culture, exceptional technical talent

Cons

Remarkable success story, but now suffering from big company syndrome. Over the years, as storage startups have come and gone, NTAP has become a place for the survivors to flock to as one of the last few pure storage companies. As a result, it has become top heavy with senior leaders trying to build their careers and more and more energy is spent focusing on internal politics vs how to survive in the era of the Third Platform. Founders have slowly faded into the background. Missed the flash array first wave now playing catch-up. Every acquisition became something to suck into ONTAP vs thrive on its own, and now ONTAP as a delivery vehicle for IP is much too laden. ESG nice try, but their technology also becoming irrelevant to data center. Now, too expensive to play in the data center and SMB flocking to cloud so entry suffering. Billions spent on Clustered ONTAP - perhaps finally paying off but fighting cheap server scale-out in data centers. Like the server incumbents, disruption coming from places they never dreamed.

Advice to Management

Get while the gettin's good. Take a tip from EMC and let your acquisitions truly diversify the company, not homogenize it. The ONTAP power brokers need to retire.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not such a Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture for most of the company.
    Enterprise wide activity in local community.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    IT culture is lacking leadership and work/life balance.
    Opposing views are not welcome.
    CEO does not act strategically.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting "yes" people and promote managers who act with good character and integrity.
    Allow employees to carry over PTO or pay them out.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Still ok, but becoming just another big company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is cool and exciting, if a bit slow to be adopted. Co-workers are still enthusiastic. You feel like you're working for the "good guys".

    Cons

    Lack of management vision, big company bureaucracy is creeping in.
    Force you to spend your vacation time during two shutdown weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is falling apart and upper management's words ring hollow with the employees.


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