Thread regarding NetApp layoffs

Do you have faith

Does anyone have faith in our VPs and SVPs?
After having met Harv and knowing Octavian and George I really don’t believe they know what they are doing.
It seems like they have no clear direction and honestly I don’t even get the impression they know what our company does.
Has anyone met them that thinks otherwise?

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@5hpn+1lNlwIde
The zealotry of reconstructing society, culture, and governmental systems based on a hierarchy of oppression that includes on race, se-ual preference, gender,etc.

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Post ID: @6dgb+1lNlwIde

It happened the other day, when a man had an accident and lost his head. The doctors had no more heads available, so they used a cabbage instead. The surgery went well and the man was released from hospital. Later he became Sales President.

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Post ID: @6qey+1lNlwIde

@5fne+1lNlwIde go on ... go ahead ... define "woke".

But I guess you don't need to know what you're talking about when you use Fox talking points as your argument.

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Post ID: @5hpn+1lNlwIde
Like more corporations NetApp went woke, and now it's going BROKE.

I am sorry but I will be frank with you - you appear to be an id--t..

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Post ID: @5nde+1lNlwIde

Like more corporations NetApp went woke, and now it's going BROKE. A tough lesson many companies are learning. Disney is another that's learning this the hard way. Iger just announced a 5 BILLION cut. So all that's woke turns for sh-t. Good riddance to this movement. Now they need to get rid of D/I/E/B next.

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Post ID: @5fne+1lNlwIde

NetApp soon will meet the same fate as once glorious EMC Corp..

Basically, NetApp will become a cloud, first-party service developer and reseller for AWS, Azure and GCP.
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Post ID: @5oxx+1lNlwIde

@4fmq+1lNlwIde Yeah, good luck with that. Others (cough ... the P company) have tried and discovered that cloud support is a sales enabler, not a standalone product. If GK thinks otherwise, I'd like what he's smoking.

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Post ID: @4vze+1lNlwIde

About 4-months ago, met with George, who clearly stated that NetApp will be focused on AWS, Azure and GCP only and that we will eat their scraps which are big enough for a NetApp-sized company not only to survive but thrive. No other partners seemed to have his attention and he was clear about doubling down on the big 3 cloud players, aligning and developing the NetApp first-party services as much as possible. Basically, NetApp will become a cloud, first-party service developer and reseller for AWS, Azure and GCP. Hence, why they do not need old-school, enterprise AEs who have relationships. If/when the Strategic/Entperse teams don't hit their numbers, it justifies George's focus, as well as the elimination of the expensive, enterprise field AEs as first-party cloud services (T2) should/will offset the missed core/foundation revenue (T1). Especially with the manufacturer-to-manufacturer/alliance relationships which reps do not get paid on as well as house, accounts, again which restaurant I get paid on. Only wants to focus on Specialists and BDM types. Spot is NOT doing well! Pipeline number is low. Actual deals getting done are even lower. Lots of competition in the market and the Spot solution is well behind in feature/functionality, easy-of-operation and -management to anme a couple of examples in the cost optimization market. All acquisitions like Spot have yet to even close to becoming justified. Waste money! Well, May 1 announcements should be interesting...so get ready and hold on....as this craziness will continue and the future of NetApp relies on the mercy of its AWS, Azure and GCP offerings!

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Post ID: @4fmq+1lNlwIde

What is the cloud story even?
Other than virtualized ontap running in hyperscalers is there a cloud play?
Netapp marketing makes a lot of noise about it but is there a product?

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Post ID: @3xhp+1lNlwIde

NetApp is a follower of every competitor, leader in None. Cloud story is a house of cards, will implode as soon as investors stop putting their faith.

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Post ID: @3afs+1lNlwIde

I always thought Directors and Senior Directors have some sort of autonomy in making certain calls, but alas, that all came crashing down when I saw one of the directors of Product Management basically nodding to whatever Harv is saying.

Essentially, one thing is for sure, everyone, regardless of their position always pucker their lips when sucking up to SVP and exec folks.

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Post ID: @1tvq+1lNlwIde

Not at all. There's no vision or solid direction. They give up on high growth potential but low market share ideas before they can be successful. They hold on to pet projects way too long. They make decisions and then try to figure out the consequences.

They laid off half of a product team two months ago, and are now asking people at the bottom how they can still deliver everything because, surprise, there was no plan to draw down the product line and now customers and partners are irate.

Directors and VPs will talk themselves in circles to avoid answering simple and direct questions because the truth is, "We don't know." Look at any all hands meeting at any level. If you remove the corporate CYA double speak, theres very little real content left.

At this point I'm not confident the "leadership team" could find their feet in the dark with both hands and a flashlight.

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Post ID: @1dhg+1lNlwIde

I think Netapp was a real estate company at one point, right? But then they sold all their real estate ... so ... I have no idea what Netapp does now.

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Post ID: @1kpw+1lNlwIde

Heh, I've been here over a year now and I have zero idea what netapp does, apart from generate woke training materials, fire people, remove benefits and generally order people about. I'm sure we'll all thrive soon enough.

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Post ID: @1uqv+1lNlwIde

Not a faith person, me.
But I know if my leaders are named Octavian and Harv, then historically it don't turn out too good.

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Post ID: @cjf+1lNlwIde

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