Thread regarding NetApp layoffs

NetApp is still a great place to work

Expenses are paid right away with very little if no review. Salaries are generally above industry averages and in may cases not even tied to revenue bearing outcomes. Most employees in the field work from home with no oversight or management. It's like being paid full salary for unlimited unemployment benefits. You'd have to be crazy to leave.

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I’m a current employee of over 8 years and I like it. I do believe we have a good culture. I show up every day, do my job well and don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. I do, by the way, work with a lot of people who coast or always dial in and it’s quite annoying. However, we have great benefits, good pay and I’m happy with my manager and team. If my number is up, it’s up. End of story.

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Post ID: @1Jljz+11M8KIb5

great place to work???? kakakakakak you got to be kidding.

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Post ID: @1Beft+11M8KIb5

From an RTP perspective, a—kissing is more important than revenue. The Brotherhood of the Nepotism is strong in RTP. If you aint in, you aint getting in. We had a mid level manager step over a handful of qualified candidates for an opening, only to hire his karate instructor...who did not know a server from a hole in the ground. Someone pinch me. I have left while the leaving is good. So long to all my friends in RTP who have to deal with the Brotherhood of the Nepotism.

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Post ID: @9art+11M8KIb5

I agree that most of well paid and have it good. But I see some groups work their behind off while others dial it in. In my case, mostly what I saw was managers not caring other than their own career mobility, playing favorites and a lot of mediocrity. Such mediocre hires in non-technical jobs. They do not care if you worked hard and did well, all they cared about is if you were this fake-o team player, and put up with nonsense. I like NetApp, I do not like the culture.

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Post ID: @5isq+11M8KIb5

Seems like the groups who have the least impact on revenue are the ones protected by politics. Overlays for partners/providers and technology specialists/architects who have no quantifiable impact on revenue seem to be a protected species while project management and customer support are decimated. How do you maintain a customer base when you can only sell but not support?

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Post ID: @2lpi+11M8KIb5

I agree with the last post. The decisions about who should be cut were too often about who was kissing who's rear. And by the way, getting paid on time is the most basic of company functions, not some exceptional thing a company does. If you're with a company that delays paying you what you're owed you should be making plans to get a better job asap.

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Post ID: @1eax+11M8KIb5

This person is letting their individual experience color their perception for everyone else in the company. I was in the situation this person appears to be in. Well paid, remote worker, with little concern for being let go. That being said, I saw many of my friends and colleagues who were exceptional employees get cut loose due to cronyism. I saw the same rinse and repeat strategies for company strategy. I also saw the shift in the industry. Storage as a standalone concept for a company is a losing proposition in the long run. Customers want a full solution. And don't tout the NetApp cloud strategy. It is still all about managing storage but in the cloud. I chose to move on and am glad I did. That being said. Everyone makes their own choice on career paths.

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Post ID: @1mno+11M8KIb5

I don't see my manager for weeks at a time. No one seems to care. NetApp Insight this week was like a ghost town. The company must be printing money somewhere because there is no motivation anywhere except to do as little a possible and still collect a check.

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Post ID: @olq+11M8KIb5

Sure we are working at the same company?

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