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NetApp Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,215 Reviews
3.7
1,215 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (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
  • 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.  

    What a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Transparency at the Exec level down. Consistent culture. Still innovative even though larger

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. Work-life balance is not bad but not great. Salary very good and could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, decent pay, talented people.

    Cons

    Not able to strike balance with execution and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize innovation, growth, adapt to fast changing market environment - getting mack to leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Technical Marketing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Office culture, perks, work life balance,business trips, trainings

    Cons

    promotion, compensation on location change,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Indeed a Great Place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people in the industry. You'll always find someone willing to help you. Culture is great, the tech is great and they treat people with respect. Great place to collaborate! Company open to internal criticism and ideas. It's a unique environment and personally, I was treated very well, enjoyed being part of it but it was time for me to move on.

    Cons

    It has become a slow moving train due to its size. Too many meetings and committees. A little too much politics as well. Limiting career opportunities because the company has not been growing as before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you get the right messages from those below you. Some middle and upper level mgrs & tech directors are dead weight. Re-evaluate them. Listen to the field's suggestions. Be more aggressive. CEO's very competent man, but I have a different opinion about some of those around him and below him. Use a broom or a vacuum if you have to before you regret it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work...lots of percs, but also long hours and people are churned quite often.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of percs on site on campus, professoinal enviornment.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of turnover, can be political, and systems are not that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Peers, perks, work/life balance,time-off,maternity policies

    Cons

    big company, too many process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent internship experience at a company with integrity that cares about its people and its culture.

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

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

    Pros

    In speaking to coworkers at NetApp, many emphasized fellow coworkers' willingness to help each other that they had not found at other companies. I found this to be true as well in my experience at the company. Everyone was extremely friendly and always willing to stop what they were doing to provide assistance when needed. The company encouraged this team environment with team-building events and open communication between managers and employees. The company is also extremely committed to employee development and growth, from managers showing interest in employee growth to specific training programs and classes. During my internship at NetApp, for example, the interns attended talks and Q&A sessions with executives who offered personal and professional advice. They also launched a mentoring program this summer where new college grads mentored interns. NetApp also cares about doing well and succeeding in its field while never compromising its integrity. In their All-Hands meetings, the CEO and executive team emphasized their commitment to integrity and this value was also espoused by lower level management as well and for the most part seemed to be lived out in both daily office life and major decisions made by the executive team. The salaries for interns are also generous and competitive and they receive the benefit of free access to the gym and workout classes. The benefits for full-time employees are also generous. From my intern experience, I think NetApp truly deserves its high Great Place to Work ranking. I feel it is a company I can trust and would be happy to work at full-time. It seems the full-time employees feel the same way.

    Cons

    NetApp is an extremely large company and therefore it is impossible to connect with everyone. However, the individual teams do a good job of remaining connected and building the community necessary for productivity and work satisfaction so this is not a huge issue. Additionally, some office gossip did occur which at times made it difficult to maintain respect for both the managers and coworkers gossiping and those being gossiped about. Granted, this gossip is to be found in any work environment to some degree, but hopefully managers do their part in quelling such harmful talk rather than encouraging or participating in it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Your work gets noticed. Flexible hours. Great culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes getting through to people can be quite a challenge

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Friendly people, great intern culture. We had leadership give us career talks and volunteering in the community opportunities.

    Cons

    Unclear leadership, project design specs. Felt like my project was not very important, however I do know some interns who had better experiences. Company has a pretty old average age and not growing or changing very well against circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there could have been more communication and guidance with the beginning of the intern project. Although its nice to be left on your own it can be overwhelming for a college student to be on their own with a lot of legacy code and vague project specs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An Ok company for IT sector

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Innovative company in highly competitive sector

    Cons

    Too much politic... Some senor management need to be fired.... Bunch of old woods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable your employees and remove the roadblocks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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