NetApp
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www.netapp.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.7 1,021 reviews

                             

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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens

Tom Georgens

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work, focused on growth and productivity

    MTS3 (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAt NetApp, they encourage friendly work environment, and focus is on employ satisfaction. Great place to work, in terms of work culture and environment.

    ConsIt's challenging as the department I worked for went through few reorgs in the span of 2-3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would help not to have so many reorgs in engineering. Even though Individual contributors are not shuffled around, changing managers affects the productivity as it takes time for an individual to adjust to new manager and his/her style of management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Support Operations (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsOpen environment to discuss anything anytime with peers and upper management

    ConsYou are away from Silicon Valley in California

    Advice to Senior ManagementLot of Horizontals .................so you need to keep lot of people happy at the same time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Member Technical Staff, Software (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNetApp is a good company. It has great culture, and good life-work balance. The working environment is friendly, and some of the engineers even have their own offices.

    ConsIt does not have any real innovations any more.
    It used to have many smart engineers working on building cool products. Now many of those engineers left the company, and the product it delivers always behind the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNetApp need a new innovation to catch up with the current cloud market. If wafl cannot do it, build a new file system.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Feels good to be contributing to a storage leader

    Member Technical Staff, Software (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWork life balance, Culture, product itself.

    ConsCould encourage personal growth of the employees. Not that they don't. But, they could do more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible working schedule, good benefit, good environment. a lot of perks for employees. overall a good experience

    Consif you are not a software engineer, some times you feel you are not the main stream. overall a good company

    Advice to Senior Managementbe patient

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    NetApp - Not as great as they used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNetApp does pay attention to the "Best Places to Work" criteria. The benefits are good and you have to admire the 40 hrs/year of paid volunteer time off.

    ConsThe lack of discipline was OK as the company was growing, now that the company is a lot larger the "cowboy" way of creating products will hurt the company's ability to put out reliable products. But the company has a lot of "heros" who will put in long hours to solve a critical customer problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFeed the input from customer advocacy back and implement into all parts of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Please come back to Oregon!

    Order Management Specialist (Former Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

    ProsTruly deserves their ranking of one of the Top 10 places to work. There's lots of upward mobility potential if you live in Silicone Valley, Wichita, KS, or North Carolina.

    ConsNo longer an office in Oregon. Would love to continue to work for this company, however they have very limited Telecommute opportunities, and it is extraordinarily expensive to live in CA so relocation isn't really a viable option for most.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you have access to exemplary talent, such as you were presented with in Beaverton, Oregon, don't let them leave your company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NetApp is a great company to work for. The company culture is wonderful

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsUpper management is really taking care of people. They provide excellent compensation and leadership is great.

    ConsNow, it depends on who is the manager you are reporting to. Your direct manager makes a different on the experience of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company go bad

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood office hardware, lots of resources

    Constoo many people doing nothing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and benefits
    Much talked about culture - can do attitudes and very helpful co-workers
    Knowledgeable senior leadership
    Great communication from senior executives via all hands meetings and initial new hire orientations

    ConsNot all management is aligned with valued culture - sometimes just words and not demonstrated in actions
    Incentive compensation sometimes challenging around fiscal year end (receipt not always assured)
    Poor experience with integration of acquired companies and intellectual property
    Lack of career path opportunities from a management perspective (100% left up to employee to drive)
    Multiple corporate layoffs in the last 12 months

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture varies greatly by what office one works out of - this inconsistency is very discouraging to those in non-primary locations (meaning not in Sunnyvale, RTP or New York for example).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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