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Drink the Koolaid

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at NetApp

Pros

Some good perks - bagels and beer bashes
Good benefits
One of the best salesforces in the IT industry

Cons

Engineering runs the company
Cult-like envorinment where everyone drinks the ONTAP Koolaid
Everyone lives in meetings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more leaders from outside to break up the cult

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Was a great place to wrok

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Good technology if you are in core data storage areas
    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    We can create a linked list of management chain with the link property set as personal acquaintence. Talent is irrelevent in selecting people in high positions - favoritism rules. Managers form opinion not based on rsults of work but on the opinion of their favorite "lead". Very bad for energetic neutral engineers who are not "aligned" to management drinking cool-aid.

    There are quite a few good managers around and if you are lucky to be with them, your life is good. Having few product lines, job rotation is not an option and best way to advance your career path is to leave for a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid management and some architects with questionable talent in a lot of groups will pull down the company. When favoritism & politics rule, bad talents accumulate and let the good talent leave.

    No opinion of CEO
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    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    NetApp was a great place to work. The senior leaders cared as much about the culture and the employees as they did about the bottom line. They made the team feel important. The facilities and resources were great.

    Cons

    Middle management got bogged down and had issues making decisions and tradeoffs. They became risk averse as well. Inefficient processes were also deployed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip-level management would have uncovered some issues and inefficiencies. The culture did not promote politics, but there were some mid-level politics at work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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