Looks like housecleaning is in effect again.
Offices being shutdown all over the US and Canada. Major staff reductions underway.
This place is looking to cut costs further. That's the only thing this management knows how to do. If you are among those who are high earners, consider yourself as good as gone. Their goal is to replace everybody with people who cost less no matter... — read more
I used to like working here but lately, the cooperative environment has been replaced with toxic competitiveness. People are going out of their way to make sure others don't move forward, even if that wouldn't affect them in any way. Bullying is not... — read more
Two executives in one of the regions gone. Senior StorageGrid engineers gone. Layoffs disguised as retirements or mutually agreed to exits.
So I heard there is a "compelling event" happening at NetApp. Not sure if this means they will finally be acquired or some other big thing. Any news from inside the puzzle palace?
The moderators of this board repeatedly take down news of no layoffs. This will probably be taken down too. A reminder that The Layoff is not a source of reliable information, it's a source for stirring junk.
Layoffs have started. Any feedback from those who are affected?
Good luck to the people on this board with a target on their back who don't know it yet. Of course that excludes GK and staff as well as other teflon RDs who ride on your backs.
I heard NetApp was gearing up for layoffs. Anyone know anything?
I haven’t been in this company for long so I don’t know, what are the most vulnerable groups when it comes to layoffs? Who are the least safe employees? There has been talk of layoffs and I hear more and more rumors, so I’m a little anxious... — read more
The Street continues to underappreciate NetApp's software business and ascribe more importance to the hardware business despite accounting for 25% of revenue. Newer software offerings such as Astra (Kubernetes and container storage), SPOT... — read more
It's a Kurian family tradition.
The number of meetings at NetApp and the disconnect between employees are mind-boggling - There are two sets of people - 1) People who are very comfortable with their job and hardly willing to share their knowledge for the betterment of the team. 2)... — read more
Didn't sound like GK was keen on laying off immediately
Just another in the long line of failed acquisitions. NetApp is a hamster wheel of failure. The rest of the world has moved on. Only teflon NetApp executives remain. Take a look around and realize how many employees do absolutely nothing.
People are talking about RIFs in March, should I be worried?
FAS revenues still account for the bulk of earnings. Kurian continues to spin the top so it doesn't fall over. He will pull the layoff lever before end of Q4. Better job of engineering the balance sheet than product.
Too much dead weight, the overhead is ridiculous. IF the right ones can be identified and cut, NetAPP would be much more efficient cutting 30-50%.
That is if the Sunnyvale property can be sold off. Ask management how much of the firesale money will be spent on innovation and how much will fund executive bonuses. We already know it won't be spent on retaining employees.
Another February headcount reduction is locked and loaded. NetApp shorts employees like Hedge Funds short Gamestop.
Korean has officially destroyed what remained of NetApp. I remember the pride we all felt as the company expanded on Crossman. It's all gone now. The executives will use the crumbs to pay out their bonuses which of course are no longer tied to... — read more
An entire sales and engineering team in Central as well as major players in the Financial district have abandoned the sinking ship and moved to direct competitors over the last month. This speaks for itself. Everyone knows that cloud strategies are... — read more
All hardware groups and sales teams will be downsized. Bye bye E Series and StorageGrid as well as low end FAS.
Barely any posts about layoffs, just commentary about leaders from people who couldn't cut it at NetApp.
This is the Kurian equation. There is no solution. You may think you're a valued employee but your just a parameter in his bonus calculation.
Life is good for the Kurian family apparently. Mothers fathers, spouses and children of discarded NetApp employees should celebrate.
Plans to consolidate verticals. You’re going to support ONTAP, OFFTAP, E series and SF, or Cloud. More generalized (cheaper) and less specialized (more expensive).
Now a board member at an innovative company VastData. All remnants of the original culture gone. More layoffs on the horizon. As an employee you should follow Toms lead and move on too before the Kurian axe gets you.
Its been a decade long decline from a well respected technology company that was once at the top of the list for best places to work. The company is now a shadow of itself. Third rate mangement and second rate technology.I was there in the... — read more
I’ve been with NetApp for just a few years and came to the realization that there is no room for career growth here. What is also clear is that the strategy which is mediocre at best and poorly implemented by corporate needs to be redefined... — read more
Those that remain aren't happy either. They know the weaknesses of their products and unneeded overlaps but middle management just tries to make themselves look a little bit better than peers or make peers look worse rather than work to fix their... — read more
That's some pretty pricy real estate they got saddled with in the SolidFire acquisition. Especially when you lay off a ton of people, and the rest are working from home. Maybe they can get the old Airport Rd building back?
I understand that any company’s top priority is to make money. I get that. Laying people off when it wasn’t absolutely necessary during a worldwide crises? I don’t understand that... seems just a little sociopathic
In the middle of a f—ing pandemic is bad time.
Think about this: we're in a pandemic, where numerous people have been laid off BECAUSE THEIR EMPLOYER WAS GOING UNDER & HAD NO CHOICE. NetApp, however, CHOSE to make sweeping layoffs during this already difficult time. They didn't HAVE to... — read more
I have seen so many posts blaming one or the other people for layoffs, I have been in the industry long enough to experience layoffs/startup shutdowns. End of the day, it leaves terrible, longlasting taste looking back to blame someone. My 2 cents... — read more
I don't have time to read all of the ridiculous posts here since I have been gone from the scene for a few years but I still can't figure out why no one points out the obvious. I went through 16 rounds of layoffs here and finally just left for... — read more