NetApp

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NetApp Reviews

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51 Reviews
3.7
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great people
    Company is growing so change is frequent

    Cons

    I don't know about the rest of the company, but IT is a terrible place to work. The business decisions made by senior management are unbelievably poor. Its clear the organization is very poorly run from the VP level to first level manager. Culture is one of rule by authority.
    There is too much ridiculous process and no real feeling of teamwork across organizations.
    You struggle to get things done because resources are so taxed. No common goals across the organization and there are way too many re-orgs. Like I said, other parts of the company might be good, but IT is definitely nowhere near top 5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in all new management at every level. Words are cheap. If you say you value people, show it.
    Do not allow politics to influence business decisions. Push back on PMO. Allow people to do their job without trying to define every single role. Very very few employees are happy in IT, they're just waiting for the economy to pick up so they can leave. IT is gaining a very bad reputation both inside and outside the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    terrific

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Netapp is a Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place to work

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

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    Company does care about their employee's happiness

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you make sure the hard workers are compensated so they don't try to leave?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    satisfied but slow to grow in ability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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