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NetApp Member of Technical Staff, Software Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "Good One"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically challenging and interesting job profile

    Cons

    Compensation on lower side as compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on retaining and nurturing talent.


  2. "TAM"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in New York, NY

    Pros

    good company, best company, super company

    Cons

    waste company very waste company

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software QA"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    > Laid-back work culture
    > Salaries are competitive

    Cons

    > Lots of politics
    > No promotions
    > Loss of motivation due to recent layoffs
    > Inefficient yearly reviews


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    "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cranberry is nIce place to work, lots of state parks around.

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs are constantly bothering employees.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Going Downhill Faster Than Ever Before"

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (no weekend duties ever)
    Decent pay and benefits
    Some co-workers are good

    Cons

    Too much inefficiencies
    Decade-old technologies
    Lack of real innovation and vision
    Company's importance in the market is diminishing rapidly

    Advice to Management

    You should focus on the right thing to do instead of the Wall Street thing to do. NetApp isn't betting on the right technology and strategy of the future.


  6. "Politics, Layoffs.."

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    better company when it was.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs . No new innovations in products. Stagnant Industry.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Netapp"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, I can't stress it enough how good the people are. You always feel that you are surrounded by and work with smart engineers

    Cons

    Management seems confused and don't drive engineering in the right direction. More focus and conviction in execution is needed. Course correction needed

  8. "mts 2, software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff, Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NetApp starts embracing cloud technology in building hybrid cloud storage infrastructure. It recently brought SolidFire which will enhance its market on flash storage.

    Cons

    Layoff, shrinking market, the future of this company is unknown.


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    "MTS"

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and career opportunities

    Cons

    Need better predictions on business model


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people, Teams focused on getting things done.
    - Free Breakfast, Beer Bash on Fridays and Mid-week Free lunches.

    Cons

    - Processes have crept in a little too much lately and acts as an impediment to being productive as an engineer.
    - Interviewing bars are not the same compared to say a couple of years ago across different teams.
    - Promotions and performance based incentives are clearly lacking.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on Innovation and Quality of products and less on processes.
    - Recognize talent and award competitive performance based incentives and promotions to those who deliver and go above and beyond.