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  • Recent transformation initiatives have negatively effected the work life balance as the company tries to do more with less (in 54 reviews)

  • Middle-management & below still stuck in the past (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "not as good as it looks"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good lower level people in tech support

    Cons

    too many people have been here too long

    Advice to Management

    get outside of your box


  2. "Keep it in the U.S.!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    Too much out-sourcing of core departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the out-sourcing!

  3. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Year after year, great place to work.

    Cons

    No complaints! Great work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "NetApp - truly one of the great places to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Working with the smartest people in Silicon Valley, RTP, and Bangalore
    - The company is devoted to solving real customer problems
    - Excellent flexibility to move around into different job roles and areas
    - Devotion to success
    - Technology focused

    Cons

    - Struggling to deliver the next big technological advancement
    - Inability to successfully expand via acquisition
    - Not great at welcoming people from outside the company

    Advice to Management

    - Help the team understand what you're trying to achieve and let them execute.
    - Don't forget to have fun every once in a while, but try to make it organic, not planned
    - Deliver, deliver, deliver


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Best Place to Work? Hard to believe"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly enough atmosphere in the local office.

    Cons

    Upper engineering management listens only to positive news and considers any criticism to be the mark of complainers.

    Advice to Management

    Consider mid-line+ managers in the next housecleaning. Some of the management has been ineffective forever but are still there.


  6. "Depends on the function you support..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonably good communication from upper management and engineering management. The majority of engineers and managers in dev, qa and tech mktg (especially the old timers) are great to work with and for. Competent, dedicated and solution oriented.

    Cons

    During the hiring frenzy of 2005, engineering brought in some real deadwood senior managers, more than should be expected in any company this size. Those managers proceeded to hire or refer their incompetent buddies.

    Advice to Management

    You did some housecleaning at the top, now take a look at the mid-levels. And while your at it take a close look at techpubs, that's been a toxic mess forever.


  7. "Good place to work dont expect any growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, good work life balance
    Telecommuting once a week is fine
    People are decent

    Cons

    You have good growth if your boss is your buddy.
    Otherwise don't expect anything for your hard work

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Almost a single product company... Job enrichment might be an issue.."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    one of the good companies to work for.
    Very good Senior management.
    Middle Management needs to pull up..

    Cons

    Single product company, no variety in what you can do...

    Advice to Management

    develop the internal people to higher positions...


  9. "One of the best in Silicon Valley. What HP used to be like 20 years ago..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Development in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Market Development in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great management, winning technology. I feel I am really making a difference.

    Cons

    Not many. You do have to deliver, which means often working hard, but you get rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Tom Georgens was a GREAT pick as the new CEO.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A very nice place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management listens closely to their employees and makes cahnges and adjustmetns quickly. This company is FOCUSED - we do storage - and nothing else.

    Cons

    No one is perfect, some of the lower mgmt are rather like working for a pizza store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Work to retain our good people and cut lose those who do not fit.