NetApp Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance for certain roles (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
  • Work life balance gets out of balance a bit too much (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. Helpful (2)

    Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Durham, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits and work culture
    -Opportunities to Grow both technically as well as in leadership roles
    -Good work life balance
    -Management is good and leading with example

    Cons

    -Its a great product company but some work has to be done to deliver end-to-end solutions and programs


  2. Lost vision and focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is still beer on most fridays and the gym is nice. They have purchased new equipment for the conference rooms. They got rid of their CEO.

    Cons

    It has lost all of the innovation and vision that it had 10 years ago.
    They are super late to the party on new technologies, ie all flash, cloud and clustering.
    Internal tools could use a refresh badly.
    Wage is below local market value in area

    The last round of layoffs is proof that they do not think things out before executing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the underperformers instead of executing restructures involving the entire organization.


  3. Helpful (4)

    NetApp is trying to make the transition to a Big Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Durham, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Mixed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. NetApp TSE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, Typical day is 8 hours

    Cons

    Case workload is excessive at times. Understaffed

    Advice to Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    NetApp is an amazing place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Netapp is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, awesome benefits and pay

    Cons

    There are no downsides at Netapp

    Advice to Management

    keep the company the way it is.


  9. netapp rocks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    they are great


  10. NetApp: A Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Durham, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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