NetApp Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 131 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 75 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at NetApp is pretty good compared to other high tech companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    They treat employees well; lots of perks & freebies; good benefits; nice surroundings; great food in cafe & break rooms. Flexible scheduling when possible. Good teamwork & work ethic. Management more human than some other places. Still opportunities to carve out career paths. Change can happen fast from top down; employee suggestions are often listened to.

    Cons

    Workload can be considerable to impossible. Communications between teams/depts could be better. Middle & lower management not always as good as top management. Change can happen fast from top down; ideas are listened to but implementation can get complicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees well; watch implementation at lower levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast-Paced, Best-of-Breed environment, innovation within slowing down. Outsourcing big strategy

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

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    High caliber colleagues. Lots of opportunity to do interesting work. Flexiblity.

    Cons

    Crunch mode continues year after year after year. Sr mgmt still thinking in silos. Cross functional focus becoming increasingly more critical to success, lack internal know-how and will to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at people leaving IT and ask questions. Leadership is not what it seems within IT. May be some less than ideal ethics in some areas of IT. Some may receive paybacks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at NetApp

    Pros

    They care about their customers.

    Cons

    We work harder that people at most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont' waiver from what made us great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Wish I knew what dept Fortune Mag interviewed.

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    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

    Good Benefits, Commensurate Salary, Nice facilities

    Cons

    Lack in leadership & focus
    Sales Driven
    Lack in career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to look at the company as a whole, re-visit the Co's infrastructure provide more opportunities for career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Transformation into a larger company would be necessary

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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

    In terms of culture, this is the totally awesome place where employees feel like home without too much worry about flexibility.

    Cons

    As the company gets larger, people in charge of major decisions try to avoid taking risks, seemingly somewhat political from outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company must transform itself for the next level of leap to a larger company enough to operate appropriately

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Truly a great place to work with inspired and inspiring leadership

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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

    A real meritocracy. Unlimited career advancement potential if you work for it.

    Cons

    Unique culture risks of devolving instead of evolving as company continues to enjoy rapid growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep spending time outside of head office(s). Widen your sphere(s) of influence. Listen intently to employees in the field, remote offices and loyal partners.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overrated. Not a good place to work.

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

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    nice facility.
    benefits comparable to other high tech companies
    Did they pay Fortune magazine to get on the best company to work for list????

    Cons

    backstabbers- be wary of people you work with.
    incompetent senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a joke to work for this company. Not sure who you all bribed to get on the best company to work for list. There are other companies who deserve to be number one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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