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  • "It has great culture and you will one has the full responsibility of his/her job and freedom of doing his own way.(in 432 reviews)
  • "Netapp was a great place to work early on and the _technical_ people were great to work with.(in 415 reviews)
  • "Flexible working time and gives good emphasis to work life balance of employees with Work smart initiative(in 390 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and moving now in the right direction.(in 277 reviews)
  • "good work culture and some of the best minds in the industry(in 183 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Neutral experience

    Jun 9, 2013 - Software Developer in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Work Timings. Snacks. Good Peer Relationships.

    Cons

    Possibility of been technically eroded. Code bloating due to some bad coding by some employees. No one easily agrees to code changes. Very difficult to get the processes done. Manager are technically not so good you ll end been in wrong side even though your approach is right. Below par salary and promotions. Not a performance driven company so do not expect good promotions.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best Place to Work? Not really. More like better than being unemployed.

    Jun 22, 2013 - Supply Chain Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    HR does a great job with benefits and employee perks. I firmly believe the reason NetApp is always in the top 10 of Fortune's Best Place to Work is due to the external factors that make employees happy - good benefits, pay is alright (I'm sure great for engineers and such), awesome cafeteria (not free food like Google but still good quality food), WFH program (if you could get your boss to approve it - our boss clamps down on it due to being in an order/sales support organization), the usual employee friendly things like Employee Appreciation Week (there's a whole shindig where you can take your kids on Family Day - petting zoo, crafts, face painting, the works). Very nice gym (again external employee perk - make sure your workload actually permits you to have time to go to the gym, lol) Very nice campus and grounds (love the fountains, the infinity pool, walk ways, mini putting green, redwoods and maples - very zen) Executives seem to have a clear vision of where to take the company. Love that they make themselves available for new employees via TOAST (Training on All Special Things) - I was very motivated and pumped after TOAST. People are genuinely nice and the teamwork mentality abounds. Volunteer time off (VTO) - another employee perk. How cool is this? You get paid to volunteer at a charity of your choice or your group's choice. I love VTO and this concept of giving time (rather than just money) to good causes.

    Cons

    Rotating to other functions is not encouraged at all. Some folks in our group have been at their jobs for over 5 years! While being a Subject Matter Expert is good, it also tends to breed complacency and resistance to change (notice that about my group). Our middle management (people manager and director levels) prefer 'youth' and seem to dismiss experience (i.e. people like me who are over 40 and have a lot of experience but cannot create a macro, lol. I guess Excel macros are more important than real world experience). I think this is where I take issue with the whole 'Great Place to work' deal. Externally, it does look like NetApp is a great place to work (see above pros). But when it comes to professional advancement, gaining new skills, and mentoring, I don't see much at all. 'Moving around' seems to be discouraged or people just don't want to move around! At least not in the sales support side. And it is hard to transfer from one org to another (e.g., Sales support to Operations/Supply Chain). Quality of middle management is average to inferior. Very political. Lot of favoritism. Groups do not have best practices. Work-life balance does not exist.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Hierarchical Environment

    Jun 13, 2008 - Human Resources Manager  in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good salaries. Collaborative work environment. Good benefits and very flexible about work/life balance. The ability to work remotely is different in every group. Some groups allow it willingly and others expect their employees in the office every day. No problem getting time off for appointments or family issues.

    Cons

    They have an 'open door' policy. But you better make sure all levels leading to that open door have been given a heads up that you are talking with an executive. It's a very hierarchical environment where decisions are made at the top and cascaded down. Project issues or problems are first brought to your manager even if you are leading the project.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Very POOR work place. Management is clueless

    Apr 4, 2014 - Technical Support Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most if not all tse's are willing to help eachother out. Teamwork is key here and it is present.

    Cons

    Management has made extrmely poor decsions with the intent that it would benefit the overall satisfaction and experience of the customers however it only makes working here worse and it gets worse day by day. TSE's are over worked and management expectations are very unreasonable if not impossible to maintain, no wonder we see people quitting each week which by the way, those gaps have not been filled yet. TSE's are not backed by their superiors at all because mgmt only cares about numbers and how they look to their own senior manager. If you're looking to work here, be ready to get thrown onto the phones supporting a product in which you know nothing about. This will happen day after day after day and there's no stopping it mainly due to lack of staff and a properly trained staff. Training classes fill up as soon as the classes are posted, so good luck with that. The staffing policies are a joke and overall the operations here are a joke.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cloud Business Unit, a big NO NO

    Nov 25, 2019 - Member Of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice campus.

    Cons

    - Politics - Group-ism - Favorit-ism - Weak Management (Manager hiring dummy subordinated just to do so that he can do anything.) - Senior engineers steal your work and showcase your work as theirs and get credit. If you are not agreeing to that they will simply put you out of project and give no work until the employee leaves by himself or get fired . - Treat employees as slaves. - No clear plan/roadmap for the products.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Good Place Down the Road

    Jul 13, 2015 - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment to lean a lot about Big Data Sales. Everyone was extremely nice and the atmosphere was nice and fun.

    Cons

    Most of the other employees there were pretty old. I did not have a good manager during my internship as she was very rude.

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  8. 2.0