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Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is the challenge" (in 59 reviews)

  • "gt; Intense political infighting amongst middle management" (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Internship"

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

    Pros

    Pay, learning, connections, events, talent

    Cons

    Politics sometimes, team dependent mainly

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "One of the best places to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NetApp is one of the best places to work. Good people, Great work culture, Amazing benefits. They keep up with technology changes to make better products for customers.

    Cons

    As any big company there are some politics. But that depends on teams and I would say it's not bothering at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, culture has gone slightly downhill. Management is fair, company is doing well.

    Cons

    Culture has shifted in the past few years.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technologies and continuous innovations, smart people to work with, good benefits

    Cons

    Nothing as such but an environment that constantly challenges you to learn more


  5. "It Takes Persistence to Maintain Your Integritity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture/Great People/Great Return on Investment

    Cons

    Management Doesn't Get the Big Picture at Times


  6. "Great company to work for in a great industry. No real complaints."

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understands modern work environment. I work hard because I want to, not because I’m being micromanaged. Does mean some minor personal growing pains but allows for more organic growth at a personal level. Support when needed from management is there. Room for growth within the company and industry with a growing market segment and improved tech.

    Cons

    Not a con if you know what you’re doing but is a very relationship based role and excellent networking is needed to grow within the company

    Advice to Management

    More technical resources needed. Field portal is a mess.


  7. "Good culture overall"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and teammates, decent compensation, decent benefits

    Cons

    Not enough PTO availability (I hear they finally increased PTO after I left though).

    Advice to Management

    Help employees move up and between teams in order to foster their excitement and drive.

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    "Not a best place to work, just standard big company bad policies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries and stock compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    None of the standard tech company perks:
    No free lunch
    No free snacks

    Because there are quarterly layoffs, everyone tries to be the only person to know something, so that they are 'untouchable'. This frequently results in people being rehired at huge additional cost or critical data being lost every quarter. Moral is of course bad since you are always aware you could be next.

    New US employees only start with two weeks of vacation, and there is forced vacation between Christmas/New Years and the week of July 4, so new employees are forced to burn all their vacation. They should take a page from their European operations and give all employees a useful amount of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the quarterly layoffs and ignore the protests of the short sellers on Wall St. You can't build a long term stable company by churning employees every quarter.

    Join modern tech companies with an open vacation policy (aka Netflix vacation policy).


  9. "Good Company with great benefits!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at NetApp (More than a year)

    Pros

    good insurance. nice office and pleasant work enviroment

    Cons

    repetitive work load, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    engage with employees more often


  10. "Netapp review"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Especially if you work 3 day weekend or 4 tens. Pay is great! Training is near perfect. They give you all the tools needed to be successful. Very relaxed atmosphere and non strict dress code. You can literally work in shorts and a T-shirt. Each team is very close. I enjoy beer bash and dart wars!

    Cons

    You have to worry about layoffs. A lot of products which is over saturated I’m my opinion. Need to innovate more.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from the younger workforce because they’re our future and we need them for new ideas and innovation.