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Updated March 10, 2017
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Pros
  • there is a great work life balance is what you get when you are woking with netapp as well as a respect for work you do (in 390 reviews)

  • Good Work Environment and benefits (in 159 reviews)

Cons
  • Recent transformation initiatives have negatively effected the work life balance as the company tries to do more with less (in 54 reviews)

  • Middle-management & below still stuck in the past (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Great people, Nice bonus

    Cons

    My position was eliminated, too many lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to support your teams


  2. "Great company and work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work.
    Great benefits and perks

    Cons

    Seems like the stock price is more important than the technology, which prompts layoffs often.


  3. "Inside Sales Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad and flexible solution stack to implement storage "your way" for private, public, and cloud. Strong Industry Alliances and Partnerships. Great culture. Well positioned to adapt and grow in the market.

    Cons

    For some some job functions, there is a lack of structured pathways for internal career advancement or diversification. Without that structure, an employee could be blind to new opportunities that could perfectly match their strengths. One the same token, a hiring team may be blind to the best available internal talent.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at NetApp for 5 years. Initially, it was a fantastic company. Great culture and management valued its employees. In the past few years, executive management made some bad decisions, which crippled the company and destroyed the culture.

    Cons

    Top-heavy
    Executive management makes poor decisions
    Very few merit increases and small bonuses


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good compant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee Perk and laid back environment

    Cons

    Politics, direction in the storage environment

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (3)

    "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Your mileage will vary with the dept. Sales and Eng tended to be better than Support by far. Did have some incredible Managers still left to my surprise.

    Cons

    Lay offs have cut into the bone. The culture is dead. Its now just a company, nothing more.


  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best and smartest technical people I've ever worked with. Great technology. Awesome focus on the community around us. Excellent benefits.

    Well positioned with strong "Data Fabric" story that resonates with companies moving from dedicated data centers to the cloud. NetApp technologies are enabling companies to access and protect their storage where it is most cost effective.

    The work they have done to get SAN enterprise ready and to fold flash into the ONTAP offering has breathed new life into their strategy and they are winning.

    Cons

    Storage market is becoming commodity and differentiation more challenging. Company leadership is having to make tough calls to right-size investments for the market - but those decisions are being made and the company continues to deliver on their performance.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the real difference makers. Don't get to focused on the street that you lose your mojo.


  9. "Experience in the Data Center"

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    Current Contractor - Lab Administrative in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - Lab Administrative in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very skilled coworkers with which to share and gain knowledge.
    Work/life balance is excellent. (in my experience as a contractor)
    Wonderful campus (RTP) with fantastic amenities.

    Cons

    Job security is less than solid as of late.
    Contractors can experience long, open ended contracts instead of just being hired on.

    Advice to Management

    Please take more notice of team members' efforts to better themselves and provide them with opportunities for growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "not the greatest place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, good people, decent benefits

    Cons

    frequent layoffs, poor management,low raises, no path for advancement

    Advice to Management

    stop the frequent layoff's, the talent lost due to low moral has left the company a shell of it's former self. if you need to layoff, you need to do it quickly and decisively and then you can get back to trying to improve moral and keep the employee's you have left. The last two years have been nothing but time spent doing the minimum while looking for better opportunities elsewhere.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Lost its shine..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very bright and smart engineers work at this company. The engineers try very hard to do the right things. Wages are very competitive.

    Cons

    The company has endured 5 layoffs in the past 4 years. The employee moral struggles with understanding the way out of the dismal events. Still a lot of "start-up" qualities to the operations of the company - have not matured to what is needed for a larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out a different way to make the numbers than laying off engineers. Trust is something that is earned very hard and laying off people has a tendency to compromise this trust between employees and the company.



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