NetApp Reviews

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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. Great Place over All To Work

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Was great. Today: fading away.

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    • 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.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great culture

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

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to move around, great work culture, collaborative

    Cons

    California-centric, need more leadership roles in non-HQ locations

    Advice to Management

    Moving to silicon valley won't get you a pay raise (hardly any).

  8. Helpful (4)

    Okie.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Pros: Good engineering communtity. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Cons: Was great place to work few years ago. Not good management.

  9. Helpful (1)

    One of the better companies in the area

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

    Pros

    You will succeed if you want to, plenty of career growth and opportunity. Work/Life balance works really well for me. Great work environment and facilities

    Cons

    Some in position are there because of the quick growth, not because of they are deserving.
    To much meeting and not enough doing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, if you are not going to listen don't ask the questions and push everyone to answer.

  10. Rewarding experience.

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

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people at NetApp RTP are great. They are kind, smart, and talented - I can learn an extreme amount from every individual here. The culture and perks are also phenomenal, and it truly helps with stress management. There is a great amount of flexibility with work-life balance, and it is overall enjoyable working here.

    Cons

    I faced some corporate politics which, I believe, produced nearly one year of wasted work for two developers.

    Advice to Management

    Strategizing between management and the engineers can be improved. Upper management performed activities upon our work without communicating or understanding our perspectives. Their actions were deleterious to our work, and I would like to see more mitigation and focus on the young developers who possess the creative minds. I felt like my ability to exercise my intellectual freedom was curbed to zero. If NetApp is to thrive, innovation must as well.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Storage Software Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Storage Software in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Intern - Storage Software in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, shut down break and office culture, Staff is very friendly and helpful when struck with some issue, beer bashes is one of the advantage

    Cons

    Pays pretty decent amount, i was offered a full time from this company but company is not providing RSU's to the new college graduates and no joining / sign on bonus.

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