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Updated March 10, 2017
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  • 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 67 reviews)

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  1. "great Place to Work"

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    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


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    "Was a good compant"

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    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


  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "MTS3"

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    Current Employee - MTS3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, lot of team building events.
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    The recent new trend of annual layoffs!

    Advice to Management

    Please stop laying off people every year, this creates job insecutiry, good people are leaving.


  6. "NetApp is a good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment. I am very happy that I was able to work here.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed anything in particular.


  7. "Great Culture"

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

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loads of benefits including onsite gym, beer bash, bagel day, etc., smart colleagues, and great working environment

    Cons

    Single product strategy, trying to copy Cisco, declining morale due to layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a new product strategy asap.


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    "Technical Account Manager/Support Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Wake Forest, NC
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job. Ability to affect sales. Great potential to learn new skills

    Cons

    Tools need a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company has a great working atmosphere. Compensation & benefits to employees especially in RTP office are great. Lot of self driven people. The company offers opportunities to grow technically not just through the work but other initiatives as well. Unlike most companies out there, people love to share, explain or disseminate knowledge which is always a great help. Managers maintain clear communications with their teams about the charter and expectations.

    Cons

    Playing catch up in a very dynamic business environment which can create undesired pressure among teams even though it's not the company's core culture, probably due to bad business foresight. Company has seen workforce cut due to that as well as slowdown in technical innovation as this big machine has a lot of moving parts today. Sometimes engineers with experience tend to be underpaid as compared to new UGH.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in internships, hire good engineers even if they come via referrals, focus on the market needs and aggressively work towards it. Never cut down on the benefits and leisure initiatives, and try to preserve the core culture by preserving the people.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Support Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Support Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture. Beer bash Fridays, free bagel Fridays, free snacks, free fruit. Flexible hours. Come and go as desired.

    Cons

    They prefer for us to work in the office whenever possible.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, many smart people. Flexible working hours and great team environment. No until left NetApp, I realize how great NetApp culture is. I will always have NetApp blue in my heart.

    Cons

    Hire middle management from external who has no idea about storage, cloud and flash. No backfill on some important positions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep some good people. Do a proper layoff. Otherwise the smart people can survive interviews have left or are leaving.


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