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Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, pay, benefits, leadership. New CEO really turned the place around. NetApp generally manages to avoid the sleazy sales rep thing. People want to stay for the long haul so they treat customers well and build relationships. tech is awesome. customers love the tech and company - it's great to walk into a room and meet clients who rave about your company.

    Management is competent, listens to new ideas, and has a sense of humor.

    Cons

    NetApp isn't very good at acquiring companies or technologies. The core product is where all the revenue comes from.
    I've heard that corporate is a more difficult place to work. Stay in a field site!
    We all work a ton, typically 55-70 hours/week
    Our marketing is usually trailing the competition.
    Management will swap out your customers out from under you - really frustrating.
    And if you do really well one year, the next year you're slapped with an unrealistic goal. why punish success?

    Advice to Management

    NetApp pays us a ton of money...and fully 1/4 of the things we do could be delegated to an intern or personal assistant. We'd be much more effective, better life balance, and save the company money if we had assistants to handle the menial tasks.
    Stock grants are pretty small.
    Work on big data play
    fix marketing


  2. "Great culture and great leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the Culture at NetApp. Feedback is accepted from any level. Always looking to improve processes and make thing more streamlined. Our leadership is able to deal with adversity head on and make good choices.

    Cons

    The market doesn’t understand us. The customers that own NetApp love it, but often put us in a box. The breadth of solutions is unmatched and I just wish others knew it and accepted it.

  3. "Sr. Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people and market

    Cons

    Growth slowing/declining and goals increasing


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone has a right to their own opinion!"

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

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

    Pros

    While making long term investments in technology that already passed them by, they took a big slide in the wrong direction. Any other company would've sunk OR been acquired but not NetApp! They changed their strategic direction by working out those that were stuck in the past, knew that making small strategic investments in existing 'hot tech' AND building new and existing partnerships with ALL the major players across HCI, Cloud and any complimentary tech, would be a catalyst for change.

    Change resulted in new and continued Pros, like:
    Catapulted stock price
    Dividends
    Most competitive ESPP program in Tech world
    Realistic forecasting that drove the street to believe we can deliver
    ICP over 100% (with competitors getting little to NO bonuses in this macro environment)
    Continual work/life balance that in unsurpased
    Job satisfaction
    Stability
    Empowerment of employees in all functions at all levels
    The belief that the turnaround is just the beginning of unlimited potential

    Cons

    As all companies that go through a macro change:
    There will be some 'bad hires' in upper and lower management but again, everything is relative at a company of this size and our cultural has historically and continually worked out the bad seed.

    People that become complacent and scorned about being required to be more efficient with less resources. Again, part of the growing process.

    Risks that don't always pay off.

    People impact (RIF, Layoffs or whatever you like to call it). When the previous regime over-invests in the wrong direction, everyone pays for it. New leadership had no choice but to right the ship, reduce cost and increase efficiency. What we've been great at is our diligence to get great people back and forge ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but with continued emphasis on our core values and key differentiators that set us apart in the eyes of customers and employees alike for over 25 yrs and counting!


  5. "Great Place to Work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, good spirit, nice benefits like gym, great food (you have to pay for)

    Cons

    lost its bleeding edge at least for some time


  6. "National Partner Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Partner Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - National Partner Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and upward mobility is second to none.

    Cons

    The lack of knowledge from upper management as to what all roles are responsible for and do is a little unsettling.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Past its prime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you don't have a job, and are having trouble finding one, you could do worse

    Cons

    Good old person network
    Innovation is a dirty word
    Status quo is the MO

    Advice to Management

    Split the company into pieces

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was truly one of the best place to work for before I left the company. Non toxic work environment, positive culture, everyone that I worked with were professional, competent, plenty of opportunity to grow and strive

    Cons

    we couldn't compete, couldn't gain market share, started to shrink the workforce, cutting cost, loosing good, talent people, morale got worse overtime


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comp is comparable to market, which is good but personal development is very hard due to lack of opportunities as the company is trying to grow its India finance center and moved out jobs!

    Cons

    No growing opportunities! This is due to company's strategy to move the finance function to India!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Returning to greatness"

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

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

    Pros

    Once again becoming a fun and exciting place to work. Innovation and hope has returned

    Cons

    Growth will be slow, so expenses have to be kept in check more than before


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