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NetApp Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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  1. "Pursuit Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people company that encourages a good work life balance

    Cons

    habitual layoffs cause angst among employees

    Advice to Management

    They need to do a better job relocating people instead of having layoffs every other quarter..


  2. Helpful (2)

    "NetApp should do better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Operations Support Lead, Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Operations Support Lead, Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NetApp has many different IT projects which you can work on and make a positive impact. Managers are attentive to your needs.
    Business teams always very appreciative when IT delivers.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs every year (at least 3 waves per calendar year) took people morale really down.
    Majority of eliminated position are technical not managers positions.
    IT Management is very arrogant in front of business teams/requirements and stands on last century approach that IT dictates rules and directions in applications design and development.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to innovate when the company shrinks"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core business is growing sales

    Cons

    Core business is hit the hardest during each twice-year layoff

    Advice to Management

    Move ONTAP into a separate company with its own tracking stock and an independent board


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tide is changing for the better"

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    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transformation appears to be propelling the company back to growth.

    Cons

    Transformation has impacted morale throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with the organization and maintain your ethics as you are building out your new cloud services business units.


  5. "supply chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    too many managers, top heavy not enough Indians to get the work done.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Competitive salary
    • Pretty good work-life balance

    Cons

    • Constant re-structurings - employees shoulder the burden for mistakes made by the Executive Management Team; the 'let's see what sticks' approach is very disruptive
    • Dog-eat-dog environment; management seems to pit people against one another
    • HR is useless if an employee needs help with a negative work environment
    • Lack of respect for marketing employees and programs

    Advice to Management

    Stop re-structuring the business! Make strategic decisions and stick with them for more than a quarter!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "System architect"

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    Current Employee - Karnataka in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Karnataka in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Unexpected and frequent Lay offs

  8. "Excellent company."

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    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for over a year. They truly deserve their accolade as 3rd ranking on "Great Places to Work." Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because I'm not interested in the industry. I ended up leaving because I found data management boring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, hygiene factors and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Various products, not well integrated. Strategies are not apparent to the field.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SW engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company is going in the right direction, however layoffs are hurting morale and lead me to leave.

    Cons

    layoffs once or twice a year. Way to much middle mgmt who spend all day in meetings.


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