NetApp Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
1,135 Reviews
3.7
1,135 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 137 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.  

    Not for long timers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Good job culture and helps you maintain work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor payers for long timers. Newer members are paid high when joining, but successive hikes are poor.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    NetApp's Forbes 100 top company rating standard is "very overrated". The benefits/work environment is overrated.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Beer bashes every other week is great. If you know what you are doing management will let you do it.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. Raises and Health benefits are nothing to talk about.
    Company states high values especially to employees but no real action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees more especially on salary, benefits and rewards for good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5. 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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member Technical Staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Upper managent seems wiling to listen.

    Cons

    Not the highly rated company it used to be. Tends to promote from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback seriously and do something about it.

  7.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Innovation, good team environment
    Great salary
    Good company values

    Cons

    Need reorganization
    Need buying other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very bureaucratic company sometimes
    Need more focus in new things
    Need to be more competitive in pricing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Good work culture, extremely crappy code

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly, Beer bash, Snacks.

    Cons

    Code is mostly is written in an haphazard manner, no standards followed or maintained. As there is a saying, 'One man's hack is other man day job'; most of the code written at netapp is more of a hack and has no neat design. Netapp's core Os is monolithic: that speaks volumes about the code quality.
    Forceful vacation twice a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management clueless. Understand how engineers work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent internship experience at Sunnyvale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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