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57 Reviews

3.8
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    NetApp - doing well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Excellent communication; everyone is interested in what you do and willing to take time to discuss if required.
    Company-wide events for employees - employee appreciation week, wine-tasting, volunteer time off etc

    Cons

    One product-company restricts opportunities for gaining a breadth of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Terrific communication by Senior Management
    Respect for employees

    Cons

    Challenging to integrate into the organization without previous relationships at NetApp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great culture, invest in more systems and processes

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    not as good as it looks

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

    Pros

    good lower level people in tech support

    Cons

    too many people have been here too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get outside of your box

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Keep it in the U.S.!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    Too much out-sourcing of core departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the out-sourcing!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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

    Pros

    Year after year, great place to work.

    Cons

    No complaints! Great work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NetApp - truly one of the great places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    - Working with the smartest people in Silicon Valley, RTP, and Bangalore
    - The company is devoted to solving real customer problems
    - Excellent flexibility to move around into different job roles and areas
    - Devotion to success
    - Technology focused

    Cons

    - Struggling to deliver the next big technological advancement
    - Inability to successfully expand via acquisition
    - Not great at welcoming people from outside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Help the team understand what you're trying to achieve and let them execute.
    - Don't forget to have fun every once in a while, but try to make it organic, not planned
    - Deliver, deliver, deliver

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Best Place to Work? Hard to believe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Friendly enough atmosphere in the local office.

    Cons

    Upper engineering management listens only to positive news and considers any criticism to be the mark of complainers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider mid-line+ managers in the next housecleaning. Some of the management has been ineffective forever but are still there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Depends on the function you support...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Reasonably good communication from upper management and engineering management. The majority of engineers and managers in dev, qa and tech mktg (especially the old timers) are great to work with and for. Competent, dedicated and solution oriented.

    Cons

    During the hiring frenzy of 2005, engineering brought in some real deadwood senior managers, more than should be expected in any company this size. Those managers proceeded to hire or refer their incompetent buddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did some housecleaning at the top, now take a look at the mid-levels. And while your at it take a close look at techpubs, that's been a toxic mess forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work dont expect any growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTS4  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great place to work, good work life balance
    Telecommuting once a week is fine
    People are decent

    Cons

    You have good growth if your boss is your buddy.
    Otherwise don't expect anything for your hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work but not for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great campus (new buildings)
    Nice people
    Decent management

    Cons

    Not good if you work in IT
    Recognition for the work you do is rare
    Decent chance at having a good manager but you could easily end up with a terrible one as well with the amount of re-orgs
    The rest of NetApp might be a pretty good place to work but IT is not part of that "great place to work"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT management is noticeably poor and they have done a re-org to try to fix that but it was the IT management that needed the re-org rather than the people reporting to them.

    No opinion of CEO

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