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Updated July 27, 2017
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NetApp CEO George Kurian
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  • Recent transformation initiatives have negatively effected the work life balance as the company tries to do more with less (in 55 reviews)

  • Middle-management & below still stuck in the past (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Company has its mojo back"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strategy alignment
    Collaborative and engaged culture, great place to work isn't a PR message
    Great portfolio
    Strong customer focus

    Cons

    Still in major transformation, significant executive changes ... must keep focus on culture and employee engagement / retention


  2. "Program Manager of Sales Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and good people

    Cons

    Can be TOO collaborative with everyone sharing an opinion

  3. "Weak sales leadership. Great company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Executing on strategy since George has taken over as CEO.
    - We have made it through many cDot migrations which has helped us get our mojo back.
    - Strong earning potential. If you are good you will make money in short term.
    - Best data management platform on the planet. If you understand data management and how to elevate business value from data you will do well.
    - Amazing products in our portfolio

    Cons

    - Not a dynamic sales organization. Operations is king.
    - Sales leadership is weak with very little sales background. Majority of sales leadership either don't have a sales background or have not been in the field for 20 years. Very tactical and short term focus lacking a holistic long term approach to success.
    - Working on the sales team feels more like a job then a career. New leadership does not promote from within. Very little opportunity to take that "next step" in your career.
    - Expect to see only short term success. Company rewards mediocrity and will penalize you the next year if you do well.
    - Very little resources available for reps. Be prepared to wear multiple hats that prevent you from being "field active"

    Advice to Management

    Reward your top reps and stop taking credit for success. Ask yourself if you are adding value or taking credit?


  4. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    One sales rep to one SE. The ability to become a cohesive team

    Cons

    The acquisition of Solidfire split the direction of the company. There was a Solidfire team and a Core team for selling to accounts and it fragmented the message. Management brought these together so badly that it made the Core team and the Solidfire team feel like they were competing against one another. Also NetApp always wanted their employees to think they really cared about them and they really don't. They lay off people every 6 months to 1 year to change direction of the company. It leaves you feeling uncertain all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan for long enough to see if it will work. There is way too much chaos and uncertainty to get a plan to work. Always remember that as you lay off people you are letting them go to work against you. I was recruited in for a really short stretch then laid off for downsizing. Thanks for helping me lose the job I had before without any consideration.


  5. "Stock price looks great, but it's coming at the expense of employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits if you're at Corporate in Sunnyvale.

    Cons

    If you're in sales, good times. If not, pay attention! You're getting squeezed into oblivion. HR is NOT your friend.
    NetApp culture is dead and gone.
    Senior Sales executives are making ego based IT infrastructure decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make yourselves look good. It's killing everyone else.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. I love the project

    Cons

    I do not have any comment.


  7. "It used to be best company to work for in 2009 for a good reason! Culture, top leadership, employee focus."

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I believe this company may still have some good DNA. It is hard to believe that such a great place to work can change so drastically.
    I believe it will recover again to an acceptable level where employees can recover trust and loyalty. Not everything is about the bottom line.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no job stability, no promotions, no consideration for the employees been laid off from the US. The company is shifting most of the work and with this the opportunities outside the US. It is a great opportunity for the Bangalore employees to prove themselves!

    Advice to Management

    Karma comes with action and not with words! People work for people.

  8. "Best experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very good for students to gain experience and for new graduate to start their career. This organization has a very good working environment.

    Cons

    Some projects can be hard to work on since you don't get a lot of help from other departments on it.

    Advice to Management

    The management should give more input to their teams.


  9. "Manager Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and team spirit. Definitely a place to grow

    Cons

    Change is constant so you need to adapt very quickly.


  10. "Field Support Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Support Specialist in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Field Support Specialist in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open field for upward mobility. One of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Far away and not easy to get to.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a seasoned professional.


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