NetApp Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,138 Reviews
3.7
1,138 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 141 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.  

    Rewarding experience.

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, stop and sprint management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Advancement opportunities
    Rotation of managers is encouraged and planned
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Management goes on a hiring frenzy, then six months later has a layoff, and this cycle has repeated
    Entitled culture by long-time employees
    No more stock compensation for low level IC's
    Bonus pool underfunded last three years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow and steady wins the race

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, fast pace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    NetApp is a great place to work with talented colleagues and good opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    With the scale of the company, it can sometimes seem overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on employee development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Killer Intern Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    High pay, active intern job, friendly managers, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Cliquey, many interns have family at the company and it can feel unfriendly at times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Nice company

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Culture is changing. Getting political.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, a little behind the times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp full-time (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
  9.  

    One of the best places to work

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

    I worked at NetApp full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NetApp has an amazing set of products and solutions for enterprise data storage. NetApp has a well-communicated strategy to approach a changing IT landscape. The culture is good and the focus on being a great place to work with a good work life balance is nice.

    Cons

    With several reductions in force in the past few years, it feels like there is always a looming threat that if two quarters of flat or negative growth occurs, there will be another reduction in force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating, keep focusing on what can be controlled vs. what cannot.
    Improve simplicity of solution installation and management.
    Work on marketing campaigns that effectively introduce and gain customer mindshare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and fun to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Company culture was a plus and you could always go to management for help whenever you needed it

    Cons

    Large company that serviced the Bay Area, I wish they would have had a bus to help employees out with transportation costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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