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"Company has great products and is well positioned, but has become political bureaucracy"

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Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good to great people to work with, good pay and benefits, great products that meet customer needs, company is well positioned in the storage market, strong executive team.

Cons

Many long time NetApp people, therefore company suffers from lack of mid-level managerial talent and competence. Certain groups (Marketing, Professional Services, Management Software Product Group) are disorganized and dysfunctional. Many mid-level managers and some VPs better at managing up and managing their own positions then managing their own team and growing their people. Inability to set measurable goals and assess performance leads to "focal review by popularity."

Advice to Management

Have the mid-level managers, Directors, and VPs practice (and actually be measured on) what HR preaches around people development. Build a focal review program that is based on measurable impact - not politics.

Other Employee Reviews for NetApp

  1. "Great company but no longer a start up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and open environment

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy has kicked in.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Invigorating"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers who are willing to teach interns and show them how to succeed. Fast paced environment with lots of areas to find a niche to do well.

    Cons

    Not many cons. There are very long demanding days sometimes. Company is sometimes overly process oriented and it affects productivity. The field is reluctant to change some business processes to make sales easier.


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