NetApp Reviews

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51 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good benefits, good Sr. Management, Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the stock awards are good and the commitment to creating a culture of contribution is very powerful.

    Cons

    Middle management does not get a lot of encouragement or training. Most middle management is home grown and not trained. Expectations are hard to determine some time and for someone coming up from being an engineer, the transition can be uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to treat your managers with the same encouragement that you extend to your engineers. Also provide more management training.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    A great place to work, though frequently under pressure to deliver quality for customers.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Good benefits, positive environment, great upper management communication. The corporate culture encourages participation and the communications of successes and things necessary for success are clearly outlined.

    Cons

    Management tends to be "home grown" and not trained. This leads to ambiguity of method, goals and a lack of clarity of where to go when there are problems. Line employees are encouraged and developed. Managers are left on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should encourage and build up managers more as they do with their line employees. In other areas, they should continue to keep doing what they do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    terrific

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    motivation, benefits, culture, and management

    Cons

    need more innovation, long term vision

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Netapp is a Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    - good people
    - great product
    - potential to learn a lot, and learn big ideas

    Cons

    Large infrastructure that will take a while to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    satisfied but slow to grow in ability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    balanced personal life and work, friendly working environment

    Cons

    slow to grow in ability, a lot of stuffs to learn and severely lack of systematic documentation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Very goof Leadership abilities of Senior management.

    Cons

    The company is getting bigger.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, good work, good satisfaction !!!

    Cons

    Its Storage related... products are not used by direct end users

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Coming to work for NetApp was the best career move

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    NetApp provides interesting challenges daily, this company stretches the abilities of its people and encourage constant growth. In five years, I have never been bored. NetApp provides spot bonuses for excellent work, Friday beer bashes, and phone calls from Board members as recognition of excellence. On top of all of this, the employees are the very best and brightest in the industry. For the past fifteen years, NetApp senior management has been dedicated to fostering a happy culture.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments about my company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture alive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    good environment at this place

    Cons

    slow process at least sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nimble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Freedom and flexibility are the two things I love at NetApp and these are the two best reasons why I want to work as an employee at NetApp. It is definitely the best place to work at. I love the beer bashes here and the various other benefits that an employee gets.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and there are some manager level cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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