Thread regarding NetApp layoffs

Leaving NetApp - Pro & Cons

I worked as an Account Executive for NetApp for almost five years. I resigned in August 2018 after deciding to leap to Dell. Let me share the pros and cons after recently celebrating one year of employment at Dell.

While working for NetApp, I had six managers spanning almost five years. I’m a high performer so this wasn’t a worry. The reality was constant chaos, back to back meetings and an apparent disconnect from reality. Deals we should have won, we lost and pride of ownership was lacking. Finding someone to support a particular need took weeks and the overall consulting aspect of NetApp was missing. Fast forward to Dell and I have zero complaints. We are winning consistently and I know that’s because of our people more so than our products. I no longer see constant turmoil specific to layoffs and the morale is the best I’ve experienced. NetApp shouldn’t be an option for anyone. They are lacking much of the foundation required to be successful and that includes the inability to employ quality people long term. I sleep great at night.

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You probably thought the same about your previous employer after a year at NetApp. You’re still in honeymoon phase a year in. Come back in 4 more and update us. Every company is the same initially. Nobody wants to feel like a dumb–s and have remorse when they leave for a new gig.

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Post ID: @6otr+10VD5lNS

I have to be honest, other than the constant layoffs, it’s not that bad of a place to work. Whoever is constantly bashing on here, must be really upset with NetApp. I see facts posted most of the time, but it seems this person still has access to people on the inside and appears to like sharing details for some odd reason. Get a life!

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Post ID: @4ydq+10VD5lNS

Because you are all over the news and this forum shares details we wouldn’t see any place else.

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Post ID: @3ybl+10VD5lNS

What would someone come to a layoff forum over a year later to state how great Dell is and how NetApp shouldn't be an option for anyone. Sounds fishy.

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Post ID: @3tmp+10VD5lNS

We are winning consistently. Winning at what? Winning because your equipment had less failures than the previous quarter so your customer base decided to renew. Sounds like a winning plan with the most expensive and difficult to manage storage products on the planet. Terrible software and clunky hardware. Not a recipe for success.

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Post ID: @2mvn+10VD5lNS

I’ve never seen such low numbers internally with sales. There’s a market switch to suppliers who provide both products and services such as outsourcing. NetApp is left in the dark due to their use of blinders and the fact they laid off most of their PS organization starting with Cindy Warner and Tom Schroeder and 70% of the staff who was below them. Great job destroying the company George.

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Post ID: @2lij+10VD5lNS

Except for the cancer I'm doing just fine!

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Post ID: @2hic+10VD5lNS

You must be Ponzi George Kurian then. Lying here just gets you a thumbs down. Lying to Wall Street will send the stock back to the dark ages. The sales numbers for this quarter are worse than last. The HCI product is DOA. 60 percent margins are grossly out of line for a company that still sells hardware. Please come back George after your next earnings call so I can thank you for the ability to short your stock.

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Post ID: @2psw+10VD5lNS

LOL...OK. NTAP stock upgraded twice in the past week. Stock up 9 points since the August 14 low. Yeah, we're suffering here at NetApp. BTW, I wouldn't do it but if I told you who I was...there's a pretty good change you would know me. And you would be apologizing. I wish you the best of luck at Dell.

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Post ID: @2mok+10VD5lNS

If you have zero complaints, you are a part of the problem. The catalyst in fact. NetApp is losing and will continue to lose to everyone. Why? They gave up on THEIR people and customers don’t want antique difficult solutions. So, top performer, good look. Your full of feces.

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Post ID: @1aal+10VD5lNS

Yeah, Dell is the ultimate. No internal challenges, a perfect business model, and of course...the best people in the industry. Give me a break. I've been in this industry for 35+ years. Every single one of the top high tech companies have challenges....top to bottom. People are people and just because they wear the Dell log doesn't change anything. The grass isn't greener at Dell nor anywhere else. Disclosure: I work at NetApp, I am a thriving top performer and I have zero complaints.

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