NetApp Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Position in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Support Position in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at NetApp

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

    Pros

    Awesome perks; Great manager, flexibility, work/life balance is important to the company. And sometimes it's the little things - really good coffee, great cafe. I didn't comment on the Compensation and benefits because I was a contractor.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making my time at NetApp so enjoyable.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, growth opportunity within, it is what you make of it.

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

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great People. Beer Bash on Fridays and Gym on campus.

    Cons

    Pay a little low compared to other Tech companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your sales people more if you want them to say.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Support Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and outlook looks bright

    Cons

    Leadership, Training and resources.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    8 years and counting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's hard to believe that I'm going to celebrate 8 years at NetApp this summer. I'm often asked in interviews what I like most about NetApp or why I'm still here. While I could wax on for an hour about "my why", the answer is simple. I love who I have become while being a part of this team. The team, the challenges, the people, the killer technology and the opportunities have been more than I could have possibly imagined. I wonder how many people feel that way about their career and job?

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive

  6. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at NetApp

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Smart people. A collaborative environment where people help each other. I've worked here for 8 years and compared to other Fortune 500 companies I've worked before, NetApp is far and away the best! It's an environment where the company trusts employees to get their jobs done and empowers us to make important business decisions at every level.

    Cons

    NetApp promotes work/life balance which does not equal laziness as some have suggested. It hasn't been my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue our unique culture of open communication to employees. We trust you guys to lead us in the right direction!

  7. Great Place over All To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - TSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beer bash
    Free bagels on Friday
    many opportunities to work on different products

    Cons

    can be very stressful depending on the customer and the level of the issue

  8. Helpful (1)

    Was great. Today: fading away.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HQ Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - HQ Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work. People are pleasant and polite. Pay rates are some what competitive. Politics are not nearly as intense as I've experienced at EMC, which is very refreshing. NetApp supports moving around in the company to allow yourself to stay fresh.

    Cons

    Like anyplace, there are many. Many people inside no longer believe that NetApp has the product line that is relevant going forward. NetApp response to market forces has been exceedingly slow. Huge gaps are being exploited by every competitor, and many are now looking actively for better opportunities. Because of the exodus of talent, gaps are forming in teams that now others have to cover. That makes your work day much more challenging, but not is a positive forward moving way.

    Training is a big issue - it is hard to get what you need or want. Unfortunately a lot of lip service is paid to professional development, but getting it means money, and that is often pulled.

    We keep lousy people far too long. Getting rid of dead wood here is next to impossible.

    Great ideas get pushed aside constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer and maximize the return to investors ASAP. NetApp is beginning the long fade. You made a massive mistake with merging ONTAP and Spinnaker, even though the market has always pointed out that total unification is not what it wants. That decision about 9 years ago, has broken the back of this company. We got lucky when virtualization came onto the scene, otherwise NetApp would have passed on 3 to 5 years ago.

    NetApp management is tone deaf when it comes to understanding shifts in the market. You cannot continue to whitewash ONTAP as a catchall for every workload.

    NetApp problems come down on one issue: Product.

  9. NetApp was a great company to work for, but became too big.

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

    I worked at NetApp

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

    Pros

    The work was very interesting - don't underestimate storage software.
    Great coworkers - lots of friendly, family-oriented people.
    Beer bash every Friday.
    Really good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many projects spread out across too many time zones.
    Too many layers of management.
    Not enough internal opportunities for career advancement.
    Promotions for political reasons and not based on actual abilities.
    Layoffs of talented senior and junio people (don't worry, they all got jobs immediately at NetApp competitors down the street).

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus less on shareholders, and focus more on its employees and a coherent vision.

  10. Great place to work for, Tranparency, Flexible work hours and locations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

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

    Pros

    Good people and work culture

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Sometimes the management becomes lineant.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    internal opportunities, comparable salaries, onsite facilities (cafeteria, fitness center, putting green, etc.), and noteworthy employee appreciation week

    Cons

    middle management has little to no idea how to retain its employees
    forced time off during corporate shutdown periods

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and invest in their careers--whether it be promotion opportunities, training courses, mentoring, or whatever the employee desires (within reason, of course)

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