NetApp Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,098 Reviews

3.7
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture here directly related to the great people - everyone was nice and upbeat. I was given responsibility and accountability for meaningful projects that made a difference. Entrepreneurial spirit is still strong here for such a large company. You are expected to work hard and get your work done, but you have control over your own methods. Everyone was helpful across the departments I got to work with. I truly get the sense the company cares about its employees, and at least once a month there was something cool going on around the work campus for employees.

    Cons

    I entered knowing little about data storage solutions technology - which can be an area that is difficult to learn up on. Still, NetApp has great internal training and knowledge management which helped me learn the basics of the technology quickly. Biggest con is that I can't stay and keep working for NetApp full time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring specialized corporate level positions straight out of grad school (legal/corp. dev./management). It might invigorate even more those interns who currently know they can't be hired straight out of school. I know it's not standard procedure in the industry, but you may be able to capture real talent early on and at an entry-level cost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with amazing culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -many opportunities to connect with leaders
    -Full week of paid volunteer work per year for EVERY employee

    Cons

    -Must be technically minded
    -Difficult industry at the time with competitors like EMC - NetApp has a very high end product and not company needs that nice of a system so it is a difficult industry right now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the culture is great - from the people to the amenities

    Cons

    hard to gauge new opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great people to work with and pays well

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, nice compensation, strong leadership, emphasize on culture and values in every leadership conversation

    Cons

    Company Growth rate is slow ; Lack of strong leadership in some units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent. Just can't be more better

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Great Gym, Great testing and automation tools, everyone is polite and professional, lot of facilities, lot of parking and great product too.

    Cons

    No free food, no commuter benefits, Apple devices and gadgets are not given to all the employees, Gym is not opened 7 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less number of managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall, a great place to work with grey areas lately

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Open, stimulating environment
    - Very technology focused company
    - Good perks, perhaps not the best if compared to industry standards

    Cons

    - Slow innovation lately
    - A lot of process overhead
    - Lacking management & communication clarity
    - Growth is felt more and more as a challenge considering rising competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on internal, consistent communication
    Drive more solid organization structure
    Simplify ORG chart, too intricate

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative Legal department with supportive management.

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Large intern class makes in-house internship less lonely that at similar-sized companies.
    -Management is invested in the success of interns, happy to get legal interns in front of law firm contacts.
    -Substantive projects and responsibility come early and often.
    -The Legal department is very well networked and positioned in the Valley

    Cons

    -The corporate intern program tries a little too hard at times to be cool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering some projects to the legal intern class to work on as a group, which cut across the practice areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Wichita, KS

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people in a great organization. People are very helpful and supportive. The organization takes care of employees in numerous ways, monetary and otherwise.

    Cons

    A little bit of more professionalism in certain projects would really help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, my experience at NetApp has been amazing in terms of all the amenities and benefits given as an intern.

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    Current Employee - SAN Interoperability Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - SAN Interoperability Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks:
     - Easy to get in touch with team members
     - Projects given are actually something the company/team needs but has not been able to get around to
     - Volunteer and give back to the community
     - Days are themed with activities (Friday = Beer Bash)
     - Office culture is very welcoming and people are overall happy
     - Depending on your manager, there is availability to work from home
     - Support life outside or work and NetApp and people overall like the work they are doing
     - Nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Almost none. Finding someone with the same technical experience as you might be a challenge but that's hardly a problem thanks to the internet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are tons of free training courses available to employees that allow certification in certain areas and personal growth in others. The compensation for your work is fantastic and depending on the amount of educational experience (in years) you have, you will be more compensated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - ITQ2O Process  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - ITQ2O Process in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    NetApp has an unparalleled work environment, with welcoming employees who care about your personal development. Managers assigned me to challenging projects, but always put me into a position to succeed and offered assistance. Fantastic place to gain corporate experience, with name and brand recognition that jumps out on a resume.

    Cons

    Watch out for the cloud!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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