NetApp Reviews in Durham, NC

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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    NetApp is trying to make the transition to a Big Company

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Durham, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, employee appreciation, a good place to work, meaningful work.

    Cons

    An expanding middle layer of management that is more concerned with politics then producing a great product. NetApp is losing their lead, their innovation, the engine that drove their success is almost out, yet they haven't been able to turn the corner and be an efficient management company like EMC. They are ruthless, like EMC; but, without the effectiveness of EMC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a ruthless and effective shark like EMC, or an innovative company like the old NetApp. Standing in the middle of the road will get you run over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Netapp is a great company to work for. Awesome perks and the management is very approachable.

    Cons

    Career path is significantly difficult. Promotions are very hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting employees based on their talent, not solely based on how loud they can talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    NetApp TSE

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Challenging work, Typical day is 8 hours

    Cons

    Case workload is excessive at times. Understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to add new hire Technical Support Engineer, so we can avoid burnout.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    NetApp is an amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Great culture! Very nice work environment, everyone is very friendly. Having come from a small business background, this was a great change in terms of size. They still function like a small company, from their corporate events to the way they treat their employees. Your voice is heard when you feel something should be. I've never met a nicer group of people than those that I work with. Everyone there is a friendly genious! They screen their staff very well. They are also a very honest company. Where other companies will bloat results, NetApp seems to be the honest one that gives true expectations from their fantastic technology.

    Cons

    I have to drive there?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job. Great listeners which is very important to a healthy staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    netapp rocks

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    Current Employee - MTS4  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    netapp offer a good work-life balance, flexi-hours, variety of timeoffs, one can choose the team they want to work for, one can even choose the kind of profile he/she wants to grow, high career growth , people around you are equally passionate about the work and taking company miles ahead of the competition. it is like a close knitted family. people from different background, different culture do not just get chance to work together but share their culture ,express themselves through variety of events. we give so much back to the society by participating in food bank drives etc social events. the executives are just for it and we see them as heroes

    Cons

    have not seen any todate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Netapp is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Culture, awesome benefits and pay

    Cons

    There are no downsides at Netapp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the company the way it is.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    NetApp: A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    NetApp provides you with the some of the best benefits, including paid-time off to volunteer, party "beer-bash" every Friday at various NetApp sites, and many more. NetApp is still a relatively small company where you have a chance of contributing and getting proper recognition for the contribution.
    The culture is very open: the management communicates directly with employees and work with them to help the company grow.
    The promotions I have noticed usually happen from within and I think that people here have a vast set of career opportunities to choose from.
    One of the best things about working at NetApp is that the people you work with truly believe in their work and everyone actually wants to be here.

    Cons

    The NetApp compensation is at industry average, rather than being higher.
    I work at one the the remote site's of the company and it seems that the environment can be somewhat different at the remote sites than the headquarter in SVL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and help the company grow at an even faster rate.

    Recommends
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