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NetApp Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
1,219 Reviews
3.7
1,219 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 154 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Too much of work life balance leads to laziness in employees (in 27 reviews)

  • Has its share of jerks in middle management that can make your life Hell (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    great

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    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. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with lots of autonomy.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (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.  

    The sales organization is a well-oiled machine. High pressure to perform.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and you are surrounded by folks with a can-do attitude

    Cons

    Most of the perks apply to engineering and other orgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    TSE 2

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    Current Employee - TSE II in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - TSE II in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Camaraderie between workmates, always new skills to learn, benefits, and salary are fair.

    Cons

    Corporate Culture starting to overtake creative ingenuity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are on the right track, as with any growing company there will be growing pains, but overall doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great for exposure to a broad spectrum of technologies. Not so great for professional growth. WAY too many meetings.

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    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to enhance skills in every aspect of the modern datacenter: VDI (VMware, Xen), networking, storage (FC, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS), Enterprise OSes (Windows 2008/2012, RHEL/Debian/Suse, FreeBSD)).

    Cons

    Limited/unclear professional growth path for 'in the trenches' IT. Frequent layoffs that negatively impact overall perception of the company among current employees. Management calls far too many unnecessary meetings with no clear purpose for all participants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reevaluate your use of meetings. Empower and (then) trust your team to do amazing work without your frequent check-ins and questioning. Time is a commodity. Time spent in a meeting should generate a return on investment- not fettered productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work for, Tranparency, Flexible work hours and locations

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Good people and work culture

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Sometimes the management becomes lineant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    What a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Transparency at the Exec level down. Consistent culture. Still innovative even though larger

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. Work-life balance is not bad but not great. Salary very good and could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, decent pay, talented people.

    Cons

    Not able to strike balance with execution and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize innovation, growth, adapt to fast changing market environment - getting mack to leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was a good experience for a fresher coming from straight out of college

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of the company is good, and NetApp pays competitively. Many people love the Friday Beer bashes. Also NetApp has a great brand value.

    Cons

    The work heavily depends on the team. Some teams do a good work but in some teams it may not be so interesting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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