NetApp Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
1,135 Reviews
3.7
1,135 Reviews
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 137 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 76 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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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 (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits and work culture
    -Opportunities to Grow both technically as well as in leadership roles
    -Good work life balance
    -Management is good and leading with example

    Cons

    -Its a great product company but some work has to be done to deliver end-to-end solutions and programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    A great work/life balance. They really go out of their way to make employees feel like they are valued.

    Cons

    Contract employees have a hard time converting to perm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Opportunity, excitement, work-life balance, culture, technology

    Cons

    benefits, compensation, promotions, time-off policies, personal growth

  8.  

    Rewarding experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at NetApp RTP are great. They are kind, smart, and talented - I can learn an extreme amount from every individual here. The culture and perks are also phenomenal, and it truly helps with stress management. There is a great amount of flexibility with work-life balance, and it is overall enjoyable working here.

    Cons

    I faced some corporate politics which, I believe, produced nearly one year of wasted work for two developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategizing between management and the engineers can be improved. Upper management performed activities upon our work without communicating or understanding our perspectives. Their actions were deleterious to our work, and I would like to see more mitigation and focus on the young developers who possess the creative minds. I felt like my ability to exercise my intellectual freedom was curbed to zero. If NetApp is to thrive, innovation must as well.

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

    Great company to sell for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I have been at NetApp for two years now, and it is the first company in my 20+ year sales career where I feel like everyone in the company works for me. While there has probably been a couple, I cannot think of a time where I received push back on a reasonable request. Sales management is respectful and isn't constantly badgering me on deal status, etc.

    Cons

    Few people want to leave NetApp, especially if they are under performers, so you will run into people that are barely qualified to do the jobs they hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the culture of respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent internship experience at Sunnyvale

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

    I worked at NetApp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work closely with my mentor on exciting projects. make progress everyday. culture is great. Everyone is very friendly. free bagels every Friday! work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    takes a long time for patent applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefit and relax work environment

    Cons

    Job security - you run from Q to Q

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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