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Updated February 13, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Still a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NetApp has a forward plan that is communicates to it's employees. And it's actually taking the steps openly to make these changes. The new management team from the CEO down are very competent and honest about what is needed to be done and what is at stake if we are not successful in this transition. Expectations are clearly laid out for staff on what they need change and focus on for all of us to all be successful.

    I feel like the changes the company has made and the future bets they are making are appropriate and will lead NetApp to still being relevant in 5 to 10 years if executed properly.

    The company has a different feel and some of the long timers are not supper keen on changing but in this space you now need to change or slowly die off. I think it's inspiring to see what NetApp can become in the future and the value it will deliver not only to it's customer and shareholders, but also ultimately it's employees is retains.

    below is a list of all the Pro's to working here.
    -Great people
    -Very good culture
    -Above avg compensation
    -Excellent work life balance
    -Great legacy products
    -Real products that work in the cloud today
    -Product pipeline that will keep us relevant in this changing market place
    -Great customers
    -excellent benefits
    -everyone has a voice

    Cons

    Changes mean lots of people that can't or wont change the way they do things and the skills sets they have will be let go. This can hurt moral for the short term. No one like to come to work and see their friends being walked out the door. New accountability mandates can lead to people feeling like the could be next to be let go. although this has stabilized quite a bit in the past year.

    List of Cons
    -Customers are moving more and more to the cloud. traditional storage slice of the pie for NetApp to own is getting smaller. Only way to grow is to take market share faster from your competitors than then your slice of pie you compete to win shrinks. long term this is a losing proposition.
    -Bets on the cloud products must pay off for the company to succeed long term.
    -further downsizing will most likely need to happen to keep the company stock up.
    -Being the best company is a slowly shrinking market is not any easy pill to swallow. it's like being voted least ugly at an ugly contest. your still ugly, just not as much as the next person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work to keep making the changes necessary to provide value to customers and shareholders.


  2. "Solid company..but lost their way w Engenio purchase"

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

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

    Pros

    Core engineering expertise, with solid customer base

    Cons

    Sales churn and confusion w Egenio

  3. "Excellent Place to Work! Great work/life balance here."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership team from the CEO down to first line managers.

    Cons

    On a windy day you can smell the dump across the street.


  4. "Security Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits at NetApp are great and keep getting better every year.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the growth in this company is limited. The company itself is growing but they are not promoting their employees. Upper management do not support their direct reports nor do they care to learn about the culture or their colleagues when they are hired from outside the company. The lack of communication is disturbing as is the understanding of what actually goes on at the lower levels. The CEO has made political comments during his "All Hands" which are offensive to those who support their government leaders no matter who they are. The excuse that it is a California company is just that, an excuse. No one is taking the time to change and advance this company outside NetApp Inc.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management because I know they would not listen even if I took the time to provide it.


  5. "Going in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay.. benefits "ok"
    can be candid with mgmt
    volunteer time off
    product quality

    Cons

    some products not well thought out before coming to market

    Advice to Management

    stop the month to month selling pressure and focus on helping clients in the long term


  6. "They used to be a great company but slowly got taken over by old network of complacent management"

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    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good starting ground to gain knowledge in the storage industry. Used to have lots of perks, not sure about now. The technology is lagging behind all of the new modular storage options.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, therefore there were lots of people scared to open their mouth and share their opinions. Managers play favorites and can be vindictive. Male dominated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and acceptable to fresh input from outside of your comfort zone. Get rid of the good ole boy network.


  7. "Micro managers unite"

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They seem to have resurrected the business plan they're doing okay in a very competitive space. The only thing that matters is the bottom line. Great cafe good healthy food.

    Cons

    No RSUs offered unless your a Sr. level management, benefits are run of the mill. The company culture is, well, pardon the term it's a senior citizen center. Diversity is not well balanced including too many contractors. Weekly one on ones are ridiculous, which include systemic micro management. Did I mention culture is in need of improvement. Some management are not subject matter experts.

    Advice to Management

    Managers please be subject matter experts for the folks you manage.

  8. "MTS"

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    Former Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. No concerns. Amazing culture. Managers are very supportive and give great advice .One of the best to work for. Good vertical growth and stability

    Cons

    Limited growth between departments. No cross departmental exposure. Not a very fast company and the technology is not cutting edge. Not much job satisfaction due to the work not being challenging enough

    Advice to Management

    Amazing culture. Managers are very supportive and give great advice .One of the best to work for. Very open culture


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - SQA Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - SQA Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good work balance
    - Good technical people
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Too many meetings
    - Leadership of the division very poor


  10. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is truly amazing- so many genuine people that truly want to help you out. People that have worked here for 5, 10, 15+ years and aren't going anywhere really reveals a strong foundation of loyalty. That is not easy to find.
    - Benefits are great
    - encouragement of work/life balance
    -great management/leadership across the board.
    - Mission driven - NetApp is partnered up with Rise Against Hunger and makes this a huge focus, providing volunteer opportunities and a certain amount of VTO days per year.
    - Revitalizing the NetApp story has transformed the business. We are no longer just a storage company- we are managing your data wherever you want to store it- many opportunities for customers that want to go to the cloud.

    Cons

    -There have been some recent leadership changes, majority for the good, but with change can bring upheaval
    - some processes aren't as smooth as they could be

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the customer.


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