NetApp
3.7 of 5 1,021 reviews
www.netapp.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens

Tom Georgens

(593 ratings)

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance is the only thing that might keep an employee here"
    in 104 reviews
  • "NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row"
    in 71 reviews
Cons:
  • "The manager sets the tone for the group in terms of culture and work/life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer"
    in 38 reviews
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    Perfect work/life balance

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNetApp enables me to have a work/life balance with the ability to grow into my current role.

    ConsI do not have anything negative to report.

    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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    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 benefits, good culture, middle level management needs some improvement.

    Global Services (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGood Benefits and Culture, Upper management has a vision and are attempting to follow this appropriately.

    ConsMiddle management is in need of improvement

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour middle management is more worried about their own career and not taking care of those that work under their guidance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIrrespective of work challenges, the emphasis is more on NetApp values.

    ConsThe work culture is on the decline these days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to increase bonus percentage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    NetApp provides an open culture

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNetApp provides an open culture with the ability to reach out to any employee. The company operates like a large startup with minimal process.

    ConsThe company operates with minimal process and relies on individual initiative, which I liked, but not a culture for everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to Work For!

    Data Migration Engineer (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThere is a reason NetApp is listed as "one of the best places to work" year after year, and in many countries. The corporate atmosphere is so "polite", that it almost seems out-of-place to make a snide comment to the point that everyone just "gets along". I can safely say, this is was the best place I've ever worked insofar as job satisfaction is concerned. A total 180-degree difference from Red Hat :)

    ConsThe only "cons" I can even come up with are: 1) Tendency to cut contractors towards end of projects to save on operating cost numbers via out-sourcing their India-based location, and 2) lack of upper-level, corporate hierarchy's ability to properly propagate important issues upwards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting the more senior management cut "costs" by cutting non-outsourced developers. There is a reason the US-based employees get your software "80% of the way there".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, NetApp is an excellent company to work for.

    Senior Engineering Trainer (Current Employee)

    ProsWhat do I like best about NetApp? The cafeteria! But there are lots of other nice features, like the gym and getting paid time off to volunteer at a non-profit.

    ConsThe medical coverage is not as good as it used to be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrific company to work for.

    Technical Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe executive management makes tough but necessary decisions to ensure they are continuously growing. They benefits and compensation packages are generous and competitive. Flexible work hours, excellent fitness center, and terrific people to work with.

    ConsI found it difficult to grow within the company. First you feel bored in the same position, then you become trapped. After, you become complacent and then technology has passed you by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing. Cut programs and products that don't provide optimal growth potential and reinvest in where the company can flourish.

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

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