NetApp Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
1,097 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    Overall, my experience at NetApp has been amazing in terms of all the amenities and benefits given as an intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAN Interoperability Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - SAN Interoperability Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks:
     - Easy to get in touch with team members
     - Projects given are actually something the company/team needs but has not been able to get around to
     - Volunteer and give back to the community
     - Days are themed with activities (Friday = Beer Bash)
     - Office culture is very welcoming and people are overall happy
     - Depending on your manager, there is availability to work from home
     - Support life outside or work and NetApp and people overall like the work they are doing
     - Nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Almost none. Finding someone with the same technical experience as you might be a challenge but that's hardly a problem thanks to the internet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are tons of free training courses available to employees that allow certification in certain areas and personal growth in others. The compensation for your work is fantastic and depending on the amount of educational experience (in years) you have, you will be more compensated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTS4  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Technically challenging work environment. Dynamic work place. High quality team members.

    Cons

    Sometimes schedules are very tight and stress is unmanageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great peers, beautiful campus, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is willing to help and very much enthusiastic about their jobs.

    Cons

    Not really anything to say here, company helps you out if you don't like your team or job and helps you find a new one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A very nice place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at Netapp, the company is great, the people are extremely nice. The company has a wonderful and fully equipped gym, with various classes offered by different trainers. The facility is top-notch. The company is located in a somewhat secluded area, surrounded only by other tech companies and lots of trees and lakes aaaand many reindeers (my wife loved the reindeers). Every Friday the company has a social event that takes place at its cafeteria. You can find all types of beers available, as well as many games, and sometimes even fun company held activities. Netapp offers a lot of opportunity for employees to volunteer for the community. In addition, they offer excellent corporate housing for its interns. This company, is really a wonderful place to work at.

    Cons

    Can't see any cons really, besides that other companies offer better pay for interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to Work For!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    This is simply a great place to work. You are in control of what you want to do.
    The ROI of your time and hard work is quite honestly immeasurable

    Cons

    Growing so fast makes you reactive instead of proactive, and eventually those pains can sometimes last longer than you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must do a better job in controlling the impacts of major changes throughout the company. With so many moving parts growing at different speeds its hard to plan for some of them, but they must do a better job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    management, environment, technical help, accessories,

    Cons

    work load, bad shift hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the 3rd shift to 4 days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Company culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Needs larger product portfolio and need to be more innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive on competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have learned new technologies, and work with some great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Training is good, with opportunities to specialize. Collaboration between coworkers and teams works well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the stress is a little high, but overall it is a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for advancement. Company seems top heavy in mgmt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance in certain geo's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Talented people, good management and great product

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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