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Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "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. "Manufacturing Test Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work with great benefits.

    Cons

    There's a lot of turn around lately - meaning layoffs often, every quarter. Moral is very low and that needs to be fixed soon.

  3. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    opportunity to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard and keep that stock price high


  4. "Sales Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Sales Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company culture technology people passion

    Cons

    NetApp has no cons there


  5. "Evaluation"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - N/A in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Organized and fair pay

    Cons

    Really there are no Cons in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Work and life balance

    Cons

    The storage industry overall market is not good.


  7. "It is ok at the moment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and the company has been doing well since George took over.

    Cons

    Certain groups don't have good leadership or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Need more direction from first, second, and upper management. Trust is earned through actions not through getting to know each other.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but overall, not the company it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits including 40 hours of volunteer time off annually. I've been in the same position for 10+ years and love my team. We are tight knit and function well together.

    Cons

    All of the business orgs operate as if they are their own separate company and want all the tools customized to their need. While George Kurian calls for transformation and for us to become more sleek and efficient middle management doesn't seem to be following that lead outside of prod ops and sales. The company is all about sales, which is great, but their support operations is inferior to what it once was. The company wants to sell technology to it's customers but not use it in house to support the customers. They also have a employee referral program, which I personally have submitted over 20 resumes to over the years with only 2 of those referrals receiving call backs from the recruiters. And don't get me started on HR. Gwen McDonald is great, but the HR rep that our team works with for sales ops is useless, she doesn't listen, doesn't know what she's talking about and isn't helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about support. Selling is great, but once you have the customer keep treating them the way you did when you were trying to land them. Update your older tools so the support teams can have a more streamlined and comprehensive view of the customer. And get in touch with your individual contributors. They can tell you where middle management is lacking.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Grew into a typical impersonal large corporation"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay along with very smart engineers

    Cons

    Layoffs after layoffs turned the culture into uncaring employees with management that didn't care about their employees.


  10. "Love netapp!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at NetApp because they have really given me opportunities to expand and grow and work on new teams! The culture makes it even better, they really value you and who you are

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at netapp are having questions and not knowing who in the company you can ask them too because its so big.


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