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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "not the greatest place to work"

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    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.


  5. "NetApp review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    Culture has changed significantly since 2010, middle management's decision-making or the lack thereof hurting the company


  6. Helpful (3)

    "TSE II"

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    Former Employee - TSE II in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - TSE II in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was a comfortable place to work. Camaraderie was great, people worked together. Good perks and benefits.

    Cons

    I started in 2014 by which time 2 major layoffs had already happened. Sign of things to come. Too many Chefs in the kitchen and too many tools/products that should have been rolled together long ago. NetApp was too enamored with their flagship, DataONTAP 7-mode for too long. Too many middle and upper management having too many meetings to justify their jobs. Now they are going from 1 layoff/year to 2. Stay away till things stabilize, they are bought or they simply sink into the black hole of penny stocks.


  7. 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.

  8. "Support Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Support Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Global Support Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, evolving environment

    Cons

    Confusion within the management ranks, lack of clear direction, lots and lots of changes


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not What They Used To Be"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is still some work-life balance. They have a nice gym and beer bash.

    Cons

    The company lost their innovation and therefore direction. They have had 4 layoffs within 36 months.

    Advice to Management

    Pay support engineers more. Stop changing management so much. A person should not have 3 managers in a year.


  10. "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.


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