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Updated May 26, 2018
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  • Work life balance is the challenge (in 59 reviews)

  • There's a strong focus on the direction of the company, but middle management struggles to adopt the new mantra (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Innovative & Good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Job in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Commercial Job in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good atmosphere
    - NetApp had a few bad years, but are now leading in technology
    - Best quality products and service
    - Very professional work force
    - Speed of acting is high
    - Flexible working hours
    - Best colleagues I ever had
    - CEO is a very humble man that knows tech and how to develop the company into an innovative one

    Cons

    Could be a bit more informal internally with more trendy offices with some extra perks to connect people with each other. I also think that NetApp should give people more freedom on working remote.

    Advice to Management

    Make the offices more agile and trendy, offer perks like sport activities, free lunch, more Friday drinks, organized events, fun stuff in the office. But then again NetApp pays extremely well and is good for your career.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Fantastic so far"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture great people great technology

    Cons

    Big portfolio lots to learn steep curve

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice here

    Cons

    Lower than average SWE pay


  5. "Some good things, some frustrations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, collaborative culture, volunteer-time-off policy. I've had opportunities to work in different technology areas--product code, quality, developer tools.

    The initiatives around quality have made it easier to find bugs sooner and back them out of the code base; we are on a good trajectory in this area.

    I have great relationships with my colleagues and the first few levels of my management chain.

    Cons

    Life as a Data ONTAP developer has its frustrations, starting with access to the engineering environment (via the vmware horizon client) and erratic build farm performance; these make it hard to be as productive as we'd like to be.

    Some programs were killed several years (and million$/billion$) too late, and some acquisitions should never have been made; it's frustrating to see all this waste and to be told there's not enough money to make this or that improvement for developers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't squander our profits on dubious acquisitions or programs that you're going to cancel before they pay off; invest instead in keeping your developers productive.

    If you're going to solicit "tough questions" from employees, don't let them go unanswered.


  6. "Love working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff V in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff V in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an Employee-friendly company

    Cons

    Data storage is a Mature technology, not cutting-edge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "MTS SW 4"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTW Software IV in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - MTW Software IV in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong software engineering cultures and freebies.

    Cons

    Can improve on cafe food choices.

    Advice to Management

    TBD...

  8. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HPC Solutions Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - HPC Solutions Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team chemistry. Interesting work. This company cares about its employees a lot and there are numerous events at work and outside work which show this.

    Cons

    If the company moves away from your area of expertise, it is difficult to be retrained.

    Advice to Management

    Please stick to what people are hired for, or gently move them to other areas of importance to the company.


  9. "Best company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people (always) and projects (as of current)

    Cons

    Too many processes to go through.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO knows what to do. We are in the worlds of facebook, amazon, twitter and its all about data and NetApp seems to be catching up with things in the last 2-3 years

    Cons

    Various departments can get a bit organized. They should train all departments with product features. Some employees who arent in the Product dept, dont know NetApp products.

    Advice to Management

    Create transparency in the bonus structure. NetApp is still not as large as big companies yet.


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