NetApp Employee Reviews about "middle management"

Updated 6 May 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "UK Management are a farce"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technology, real vision from CEO, loyal customer base.

    Cons

    UK Management are weak and have no talent or ability to drive the number. Mirco management and bare faces lies from middle management is the norm.

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    NetApp2020-05-06
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Think Long and hard before joining this lot...nothing is as it seems"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fresh bananas in the office

    Cons

    Very weak middle management. You won't get paid the commission you expect if you're in sales. The company fails to uphold its own code of conduct. Everything takes forever to get done, if at all. Very arrogant and ineffective management and lots of people walking around full of their own self-importance. So much so you'd think they'd just cured cancer

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    NetApp2018-11-02
  3. "Very Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff V in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    > work & life balance

    Cons

    > Intense political infighting amongst middle management

    NetApp2018-08-03
  4. "Technical Program Manager 4"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager IV in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great engineering talent. Good perks above market average. Geroge Kurien has transformed the company in last 3 years.

    Cons

    Middle management still needs to improve a lot. False promises. Biased reviews. Politically motivated. Stagnated after few years. IC 4 and above expectations are unrealistic.

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    NetApp2018-08-13
  5. "engineer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good work life balance campus is good

    Cons

    -works on ancient technologies with slow growth -middle management is bloating up and usually doesn't care about employees - managers are worshiped and trusted -still stuck in the old style of management - most of the positive reviews will be by managers here and not by engineers

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    NetApp2018-02-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but overall, not the company it used to be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits including 40 hours of volunteer time off annually. I've been in the same position for 10+ years and love my team. We are tight knit and function well together.

    Cons

    All of the business orgs operate as if they are their own separate company and want all the tools customized to their need. While George Kurian calls for transformation and for us to become more sleek and efficient middle management doesn't seem to be following that lead outside of prod ops and sales. The company is all about sales, which is great, but their support operations is inferior to what it once was. The company wants to sell technology to it's customers but not use it in house to support the customers. They also have a employee referral program, which I personally have submitted over 20 resumes to over the years with only 2 of those referrals receiving call backs from the recruiters. And don't get me started on HR. Gwen McDonald is great, but the HR rep that our team works with for sales ops is useless, she doesn't listen, doesn't know what she's talking about and isn't helpful.

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    NetApp2017-11-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "MTS4"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTS4 in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are competitive and the salary was good. The people were for the most part great to work with. Culture and values historically were good but have taken a beating in the last couple of years. There was an upper management effort to turn this around but I am not sure how successful it is being.

    Cons

    As the company struggled the atmosphere took on a very political tone. At the middle management level the focus became much more short term at the expense of long term prosperity. Upper management seems to have a long term plan but communications seemed to stop at middle management creating a lot of uncertainty for the workers.

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    NetApp2017-08-11
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Expect to be sold soon."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Used to have a great culture.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy stifles efficiency and innovation. Bloated middle management runs the business like high school. If you're not in the clique, you don't get promoted and you're not listened to. Senior management struggling to find a place for the company in the new virtual storage environment.

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    NetApp2017-04-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cultural Transformation: Not Such A Great Place To Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of parking, onsite fitness center, food days (snacks, fruit, bagels), lots of people who still care about their jobs (so long as they're not in Support)

    Cons

    Annual layoffs (although there's likely to be another one this fall), disappointing middle management with little/no direction, stock value dropped in half over last two years, beer bash no longer a weekly event...NetApp is no longer a Great Place To Work; they're not even on the list anymore

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    NetApp2016-05-20
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Restore it to early glory"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good technology company with great engineers but with constant layoffs the good ones are leaving

    Cons

    constant layoffs, bloated middle management

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    NetApp2016-03-09
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