NetApp Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance for certain roles (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
  • Work life balance gets out of balance a bit too much (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. Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA/Automation Engineer (III Years), Development Engineer (IV V Years) in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - QA/Automation Engineer (III Years), Development Engineer (IV V Years) in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very good company, well run with many nice people and good benefits, stock options, etc.

    Cons

    No real cons.. occasionally teams get moved around, but that's hard to avoid with a company of this size.


  2. Senior QA Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well established corporation with opportunity to learn and grow. Leader in Data management software, systems and services.

    Cons

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. With CEO leaving, there is a lot of uncertainty around the future.


  3. Outstanding Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, competitive compensation package, fantastic solutions. The NetApp story really resonates with customers.

    Cons

    A bit of churn in leadership lately.

    Advice to Management

    Amp up the aggression in the market.


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  5. Customer Reference Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Customer Reference in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Customer Reference in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best place to work

    Cons

    Not very well organized, job responsibility should be more specific


  6. Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure of technology
    Pays really well

    Cons

    Share price is not growng


  7. systems engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    None, this company is simply awesome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep beating EMC!


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    Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mulvane, KS
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mulvane, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the pay and the perks

    Cons

    You could Face layoffs other than that no cons that I know of


  9. Great company at cross roads

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    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

    Working in the product development at NetApp for 8 years, I see the products fairly mature from a feature perspective. This gives an opportunity to work on some of the most technically challenging problems to make it even better.
    In short, there are lots of interesting and challenging technical problems to solve.

    Cons

    System is complex and requires patience and lot of perseverance. The new grads get impatient and tend to quit. Need a more streamlined and soft initiation process for new college grads.

    Advice to Management

    Start fewer new initiatives and take them to completion before scuttling them mid way. This will ensure we learn from those experiences.


  10. GPTW is Real

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, coworkers, environment.

    I actually like coming to work and interacting with my coworkers. I have a great boss and I feel like she takes what I have to say seriously and will seek my advice. I don't feel like there's a huge hierarchy here.

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership needs to work on having more clarity about the company's direction. They say they are being clear and tell us things, but it's all super high level.

    Advice to Management

    Straight Talk


  11. IT Contractor converted to Employee

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment, good growth potential, great team(s)

    Cons

    Big company politics, "meetings to have meetings", lots of "hurry up and wait".

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the grumblings at all levels. Some of the smartest people you have are fairly low on the totem pole. Use the talent you have in front of you.



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