NetApp Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
1,142 Reviews
3.7
1,142 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 144 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Too much of work life balance leads to laziness in employees (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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great pay, great people, great benefits, great opportunities, and cool technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Supportive co-workers and managers. Really good training and cool technology in and enterprise Fortune 500 environment. A great opportunity to work support Fortune 500 customers. Top Tier Enterprise support.

    Cons

    Make sure you keep up on all assigned work. Timely response is critical to everything you work on. Need to be very good at managing your workload. Communication skills are vital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    “Great Company to work for ”

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits and work culture
    -Good work life balance
    -Management is good and leading with example

    Cons

    - Challenging o grow into leadership roles
    - Not a lot of focus on training and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiatives on employee training & development could be hiked up a notch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best cross culture environment, perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    off shore teams end up in more work

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Opportunity, excitement, work-life balance, culture, technology

    Cons

    benefits, compensation, promotions, time-off policies, personal growth

  7.  

    Best company I worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compelling industry and overall promising positioning of NetApp for the future.
    Good work life balance and opportunities for self development. Friendly work environment, highly skilled and professional work force.

    Cons

    Sometimes too political, decisions are slow. Not everyone is treated equally, favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement changes in organization to allow for faster changes and decision making - too many layers of low added value managers/directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding experience.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    A great work/life balance. They really go out of their way to make employees feel like they are valued.

    Cons

    Contract employees have a hard time converting to perm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, stop and sprint management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people
    Advancement opportunities
    Rotation of managers is encouraged and planned
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Management goes on a hiring frenzy, then six months later has a layoff, and this cycle has repeated
    Entitled culture by long-time employees
    No more stock compensation for low level IC's
    Bonus pool underfunded last three years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow and steady wins the race

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent internship experience at Sunnyvale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - College Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work closely with my mentor on exciting projects. make progress everyday. culture is great. Everyone is very friendly. free bagels every Friday! work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    takes a long time for patent applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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