Topics regarding layoffs at NetApp
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
My manager notified me that my responsibilities have moved to a different group so my position has been eliminated,,, but my teammates are calling me to get the assets and all responsibilities have been reassigned in my team. What should I do?
Is it over now? Has the smoke cleared?
Did NA consider voluntary layoff packages, early retirement option for those interested in such an option ?
I left SF a year ago. I see many posts here that's bashing SolidFire. So, understand people that SF was a startup when it was acquired and the process that you have in ontap took years to be live. How can you expect a startup to have all the... — read more
I feel bad for all of the folks laid off this week. I worked at NetApp for 10 years and left about 3 years ago. The reason I left was because I could see the writing on the wall. NetApp is a storage vendor. Storage is a commodity product. I... — read more
This forum gave me a real look inside NetApp culture, which is toxic and ugly with a bunch of jealous and petty children. I knew about the close minded stuck in the past thinking; but this forum illustrates wait happens when you have poor (or no)... — read more
Former NetApp employee here. This is just sad. I left over a year ago and I remember the constant fear of layoffs ruining my productivity while I was there. I feel for those who were impacted. Time to move on rather than staying there until it’s too... — read more
Its leadership's fault for the current state of things.
I worked at NetApp for a decade and was there from the good ol' days (2007) to 2017, when the company was going downhill and had completely changed. Their decline started long before Kurian. Former CEO Tom Georgens didn't think Cloud would catch on... — read more
NetApp layoffs hit Solidfire hard By Chris Mellor -August 26, 2020 NetApp is laying off up to 700 people, with Solidfire engineers taking a big hit. More than 100 staff at a NetApp Solidfire facility in Colorado have lost their jobs, according... — read more
The Solidfire acquisition was a total failure and has been known internally for years. Then the company doubled down on failure by putting those fools in charge of developing HCI. I’m glad to see those incompetent fools let go. Too bad a lot of good... — read more
What is WARN?
Few in my team were laid off and they were extremely good at their work. I am shocked with the decision taken to lay them off in spite of their top notch work. Only reason I can think of is that they were not in agreement with their boss on few... — read more
How many more chances does he need? The ‘laser focus’ and ‘execution’ narrative grows old. Board needs to step up.
Yes, I'm a former MARS engineer.
Any ideas if all affected people will be notified today or if we are looking at several days of this? How will we know if it's really over? I'm really hoping they're planing to do this as fast as possible. Even if I'm going to be laid off, I'd rather... — read more
Big numbers in solidfire and marketing.
NetApp keeps being the club of who likes whom. We have some of these guys protecting each other and not being laid off. Why? Small circles, favorite guys...
Iknow of a few people and it seems to be hitting Sales and sales support.