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  1. "NetApp is the best company I have worked for!"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and leadership team that make employees feel appreciated.

    Cons

    I can't think of any downsides of working at NetApp.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Great Benefits, Fun place to work, management needs to keep up with times with regards to storage trends"

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Open door policy!

    If you are smart you will be recognized, not necessarily promoted, but recognized.

    Cons

    Some of the senior management are clueless about the current trends in the storage industry. The company has great products from a previous generation of smart people, but are now not innovating from the front, and reflects because newer management lacks vision in certain domains

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program, promote smarter people from the ranks, and listen to your cutting edge newer customers.

  3. "Fun and interesting place to work; still growing into its current size."

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

    Pros

    Good management, not perfect but communicative and open. Good open-door policies, people who really like what they do, still has lots of small-company feel to it even though it's gotten pretty big.

    Cons

    NetApp is struggling a little bit to bridge the gap between being a small company and a big company; some of the energy and fun is getting left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the things that made this company great; attention to people, keeping things fun and challenging, minimizing busywork and bureaucracy even if it means giving up a bit of control.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "NetApp is the place to be"

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

    Pros

    NetApp has a quality product, and management fully supports innovation in the technologies and interfaces provided by the product to the customer. WRT management, the door is always open to discuss and test new ideas, and the product lines are open for scrutiny to all employees, be they engineer, support, or admin. NetApp devotes a great deal of resources in assisting their customer base, and the engineers employeed to support it. Advancement is a normal thing at NetApp, and consideration of the employee's satisfaction is always given, even if the losing section is going to have to struggle without the employee (personal satisfaction and advancement is always treated with importance). In every planning cycle, management gives consideration to losses to be incurred from upcoming promotions; in many of my previous jobs, I found myself in a 'one deep' position without possibility of advancement short of leaving the company; at NetApp, I know that regardless how much I achieve, advancement will always be available.

    Cons

    Downsides at NetApp? There are none. Seriously, any problem is addressed by management quickly, so problems are not too commonplace; about the only real problem I see is that sometimes sections are decimated by promotions beyond what management foresaw, and it takes time to rebuild the strength of the section; but the alternative (keeping employees blocked from advancement) seems like a poor solution in my eyes. If you have a desire to succeed, and if you like being recognised for work above and beyond the norm, NetApp is definitely a place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, and do more of it.


  5. "Great foundation. Need to turn it up a notch in account management and team ownership!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, process, technology and a great management team!

    Cons

    Transactional driven Need more internal supports for Customer support.

    Advice to Management

    Account and long tern focus vs transational


  6. "Your happiness within a company can vary dramatically depending on the GROUP you are in and who you report to."

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

    Pros

    If you have a good Manager who knows what work/life balance is, then its great. But, many there have no idea what that term means.

    Cons

    I think your happiness within a company can vary dramatically depending on the GROUP you are in and who you report to.
    I was in 2 different groups at NetApp and had 2 totally, TOTALLY different experiences. The lunch room prices were also getting very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Some groups are run by fear. Some people are so afraid of some of the Directors there that the things done don't make any sense.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, they get things done, but too many inefficiencies."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Successful company with good products.
    Competent engineering team.
    Many opportunities for growth/expansion within the company.
    Competitive pay and benefits.
    Well rewarded for job well done, when/if recognized

    Cons

    Large company, slow to effect changes.
    Lack of accountability from employees.
    If you want something done, where another team is dropping the ball, you have to do it yourself. You will end up with your plate overflowing while others sit idle.
    Internal communication could use improvement; too much email communication.
    Too many meetings, can't reach a consensus without a meeting.
    A lot of "throwing ownership" over the fence going on, nobody wants to own anything.
    Everybody wants to go to the party, nobody wants to stay and clean up.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to get rid of the "email communication" and "excessive meeting" diseases.
    Instill accountability upon each individual contributor and their management.
    Focus on taking care of customers and making sure they're happy, lots of room for improvement there.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great Place"

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

    Pros

    good compensation. Respected company. If you are going to be working in the main headquarters @ Sunnyvale Ca. it is a different company. Very up beat and positive. If you are in the field there are none of the benefits.

    Cons

    Current cutbacks seriously hamper your ability to sell. NetApp is a great, growing company. They are a small company that got really big, really fast. They are not an enterprise player as they tout. They do not understand the concepts of selling in an enterprise space.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some middle managment and add some resources to the field folks. We are dying out here. I am subsidizing your company by paying my own cell phones(>150$), eating most of my milage, travel, customer meals, and other travel expenses. it is silly.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "FAILED MANAGEMENT at all levels from top to bottom"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    paycheck that is it, will be leaving shortly. Not the same company it once was

    Cons

    Management that does not care one bit in quality control. Lack of head count for people that do work, plenty of failed managers from previous companies and their failed minions that 'act' as managers.

    Advice to Management

    WALK away from the company let new blood come in. You have no idea how to continue growing the company. To the company in the 'west' Clean house or the stake you have will be nothing in 2 years.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just a number at NetApp"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Donuts or maybe Bagels?

    At least the bathrooms were clean and stocked with tissue paper and hand soap.

    Cons

    Fresh fruit day?

    Support model at the time does not "follow the sun." Having 3 shifts for the sake of all major support being in one location is not necessarily a best practice.

    New hires receive no initial technical training upon hire but insted receive the same end-user training as customers. At least during the first 2-3 months this is the case but the company already expects proficiency in all aspects of service and support.

    Advice to Management

    Arrogance hurts sales...


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