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

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

    ConsCrunch 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Transformation into a larger company would be necessary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wish I knew what dept Fortune Mag interviewed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGood Benefits, Commensurate Salary, Nice facilities

    ConsLack in leadership & focus
    Sales Driven
    Lack in career path

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Vienna, VA

    ProsThey care about their customers.

    ConsWe work harder that people at most companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont' waiver from what made us great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsWorkload 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 Senior ManagementKeep treating employees well; watch implementation at lower levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly a great place to work with inspired and inspiring leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overrated. Not a good place to work.

    Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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