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"Slow, Old, Outdated -- Not good for youngsters -- Good for Retirement"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work.
They have a garage,gym and beer bashes in the Sunnyvale offices

Cons

Management says No to any new projects/challenges
As a young software engineer you want to write more code, make more changes, break things,fix them, learn ... these things don't happen at NetApp

Pay is sub par. Really it just sucks to be a NetApp employee in terms of $$$.

Fake Emphasis given on Great Place to Work rankings(who cares about this ?). Pay your employees handsomely, ask them to deliver, give them real work, challenge your employees -- you will automatically have a great place to work.

Zero or fake or virtual guidance given on growing new talent.Personal development at work is a myth. I guess NetApp doesn't care about having a good ratio of experienced to young employees.

Advice to Management

Focus on real innovation, emphasize on new technology. Make an effort to ship products with fancy features.

Time to Market is Key, be on par with the start ups out there. NetApp can beat every start up if it decides to wake up. Drive more research. Focus on shipping research and prototypes as quickly as possible to customers. If the driver isn't there write it, take risks.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, not without its issues though"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beer bash on Fridays
    Compensation is competitive with other companies in the area
    Most people are hard working and friendly

    Cons

    Health benefits are mediocre
    Has its share of jerks in middle management that can make your life Hell
    Last two layoffs have gotten rid of some really talented people while leaving blatantly incompetent people untouched


  2. "Innovative Legal department with supportive management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Large intern class makes in-house internship less lonely that at similar-sized companies.
    -Management is invested in the success of interns, happy to get legal interns in front of law firm contacts.
    -Substantive projects and responsibility come early and often.
    -The Legal department is very well networked and positioned in the Valley

    Cons

    -The corporate intern program tries a little too hard at times to be cool

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering some projects to the legal intern class to work on as a group, which cut across the practice areas.

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