NetApp Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
1,098 Reviews

3.7
1,098 Reviews
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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638 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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    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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    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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with amazing culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -many opportunities to connect with leaders
    -Full week of paid volunteer work per year for EVERY employee

    Cons

    -Must be technically minded
    -Difficult industry at the time with competitors like EMC - NetApp has a very high end product and not company needs that nice of a system so it is a difficult industry right now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the culture is great - from the people to the amenities

    Cons

    hard to gauge new opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - MTS1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - MTS1 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Innovative company. Open door culture.

    Cons

    Hectic work life. Very less oppurtunities for technical growth

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture here directly related to the great people - everyone was nice and upbeat. I was given responsibility and accountability for meaningful projects that made a difference. Entrepreneurial spirit is still strong here for such a large company. You are expected to work hard and get your work done, but you have control over your own methods. Everyone was helpful across the departments I got to work with. I truly get the sense the company cares about its employees, and at least once a month there was something cool going on around the work campus for employees.

    Cons

    I entered knowing little about data storage solutions technology - which can be an area that is difficult to learn up on. Still, NetApp has great internal training and knowledge management which helped me learn the basics of the technology quickly. Biggest con is that I can't stay and keep working for NetApp full time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring specialized corporate level positions straight out of grad school (legal/corp. dev./management). It might invigorate even more those interns who currently know they can't be hired straight out of school. I know it's not standard procedure in the industry, but you may be able to capture real talent early on and at an entry-level cost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with and pays well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, nice compensation, strong leadership, emphasize on culture and values in every leadership conversation

    Cons

    Company Growth rate is slow ; Lack of strong leadership in some units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good Team
    2. Best place to work
    3. Talented people around you
    4. Good salary

    Cons

    Almost 0% of travel opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work in spite of workplace politics

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    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and direct managers, great benefits, fun atmosphere, innovation is rewarded

    Cons

    Workplace politics can get overwhelming at times, bottlenecks at the top inhibit true innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the reigns and let the innovators innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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