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NetApp Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,185 Reviews
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1,185 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 154 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 78 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.  

    NetApp is one of best companies to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    NetApp is a very progressive-minded company, and I would love to work for them again, given the opportunity.

    Cons

    Storage Sales individuals need to sell more than just the storage. There are many additional software offerings which can further enhance a NetApp acquisition, and customers will pay for the added functionality when it improves operational efficiency, as NetApp software will do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain and utilize 360 review information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible, harassing and stressful - expect PTSD

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you find the right position and work with a honorable group this is a great place to work. I quote one of the TMEs "I love this job! It's like being retired and collecting a paycheck".

    Cons

    There was no personal growth, no upward mobility, horrible salary increases, poor review processes. As an example, they use laddering to rate every person and enforce the bell curve so if you have a small team, the curve is skewed and a team of top performers could not all be ones or twos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the nepotism and promoting people who are the best suck-ups but not the best at their job. Look at the people who work for you and hold them accountable to NetApp's core values and walk the talk. too much lip service and not enough accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's ok

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    Current Employee - Enterprise AM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Enterprise AM in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very good but a lot of the culture is overrated

    Cons

    Senior management is very stale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the employees

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

    Solid Place with Solid People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people at NetApp are outstanding. If an employee or customer needs help there is always someone ready.

    Cons

    The work life balance is a little off at time but management is trying to address this topic. Recently the marketing has gotten ahead of some of the product capability. The company grew very fast and part of what motivated employees was the stock price and upward mobility with these absent many good people are leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    good compensation. Respected company. If you are going to be working in the main headquarters @ Sunnyvale Ca. it is a different company. Very up beat and positive. If you are in the field there are none of the benefits.

    Cons

    Current cutbacks seriously hamper your ability to sell. NetApp is a great, growing company. They are a small company that got really big, really fast. They are not an enterprise player as they tout. They do not understand the concepts of selling in an enterprise space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some middle managment and add some resources to the field folks. We are dying out here. I am subsidizing your company by paying my own cell phones(>150$), eating most of my milage, travel, customer meals, and other travel expenses. it is silly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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