NetApp Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
1,112 Reviews
3.7
1,112 Reviews
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
Tom Georgens
649 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance is the only thing that might keep an employee here (in 115 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • The manager sets the tone for the group in terms of culture and work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    lots of training and annual great together at the HQ

    Cons

    could not think of currently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing career at NetApp - thought it was going to be a long term place of growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salaries and comp plans; great facilities at HQ in Sunnyvale; some of the leadership team was very inspiring; good community give back program

    Cons

    Too big to get things done quickly enough; no direction from leadership; no leadership growth opportunities unless at HQ; company does not treat people fairly; lots of people ready to throw you under the bus at any opportunity; it was all about status reports and updating the latest version for your boss' boss; compensation adjustments were vastly different by VP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work with lots of autonomy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to make decisions. Good income potential. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of urgency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce sales mmgt layers in some regions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best places to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTS3  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - MTS3 in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has great work culture. You have flexible timings and everyone is very accessible.

    Cons

    Nothing major but can do better by rewarding employees more. Also should encourage employees to innovate more and do more research work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company environment and colleagues

    Cons

    management cares more about climbing corporate ladder than own team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less stepping on employees to please customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing culture and experience with an awesome project to work on and invaluable feedback and suggestions by my team.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software  in  Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Software in Wichita, KS (US)

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    NetApp's values and culture are among the best! Plenty of room for personal growth by working hard and solving challenging problems every day. Perfect balance between work and life. Everyone at the Wichita office is given his/her own cube which is really cool!

    Cons

    I did not really find any disadvantages while interning here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Internship program was great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, campus, perks. My summer internship there was both a great learning experience and enjoyable. Even as an intern I felt like I was making an impact.

    Cons

    Hard to think of many, but because of the smaller size of the company they expect a lot out of their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    NetApp has truly earned its title of a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at NetApp part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Almost everyone is friendly and willing to help you when you need it. Today's trend of "teaming" in the workplace is very visible in NetApp. The company takes their culture to a new level, and takes it seriously: the management and employees truly work for integrity, leadership, and synergy, while keeping a focus on getting things done. The pay is generous and there are many on-campus benefits that are fun to take part in: Beer Bashes, Employee Appreciation Week, friendly competitions at the gym, Executive Chef Day at the cafe, free fruit and bagels every week.... The list goes on and on.

    Cons

    Only struggle I've faced during my time at NetApp is that some of my projects are hindered by politics in management: Stupid things like failure to escalate an issue or lack of collaboration because of pride. Overall, this doesn't happen very often, and it's something you'll run into at any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue encouraging employees to collaborate cross-team: The catalysts for success is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, a little behind the times.

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    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, everyone is "Drinking the Cool-Aid." People are proud of the company.

    Cons

    No pay increase after 3 years. No clear career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate, keep working on good management tools. Expand portfolio.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the great places to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company culture, the people are supportive and fun to hang with.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and competition has caught up with its technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got to innovate faster and come out with another killer product.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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