NetApp Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,098 Reviews

3.7
1,098 Reviews
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance is the only thing that might keep an employee here (in 115 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • The manager sets the tone for the group in terms of culture and work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    High Performers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are very focused on success, success is very well congratulated.
    No deal is off the table if you can sell the idea of it, you are left to drive your own business.

    Cons

    A little ambiguous in the way you need to run your own show. Management are very focused on forward looking and ensuring that numbers are met which is fair enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more matrix management to ensure that communication flows are a little more pronounced so as to remove ambiguity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture here directly related to the great people - everyone was nice and upbeat. I was given responsibility and accountability for meaningful projects that made a difference. Entrepreneurial spirit is still strong here for such a large company. You are expected to work hard and get your work done, but you have control over your own methods. Everyone was helpful across the departments I got to work with. I truly get the sense the company cares about its employees, and at least once a month there was something cool going on around the work campus for employees.

    Cons

    I entered knowing little about data storage solutions technology - which can be an area that is difficult to learn up on. Still, NetApp has great internal training and knowledge management which helped me learn the basics of the technology quickly. Biggest con is that I can't stay and keep working for NetApp full time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring specialized corporate level positions straight out of grad school (legal/corp. dev./management). It might invigorate even more those interns who currently know they can't be hired straight out of school. I know it's not standard procedure in the industry, but you may be able to capture real talent early on and at an entry-level cost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with amazing culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -many opportunities to connect with leaders
    -Full week of paid volunteer work per year for EVERY employee

    Cons

    -Must be technically minded
    -Difficult industry at the time with competitors like EMC - NetApp has a very high end product and not company needs that nice of a system so it is a difficult industry right now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    Current Employee - MTS1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - MTS1 in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative company. Open door culture.

    Cons

    Hectic work life. Very less oppurtunities for technical growth

  6.  

    Great people to work with and pays well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, nice compensation, strong leadership, emphasize on culture and values in every leadership conversation

    Cons

    Company Growth rate is slow ; Lack of strong leadership in some units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Good Team
    2. Best place to work
    3. Talented people around you
    4. Good salary

    Cons

    Almost 0% of travel opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the culture is great - from the people to the amenities

    Cons

    hard to gauge new opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Overall, a great place to work with grey areas lately

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Open, stimulating environment
    - Very technology focused company
    - Good perks, perhaps not the best if compared to industry standards

    Cons

    - Slow innovation lately
    - A lot of process overhead
    - Lacking management & communication clarity
    - Growth is felt more and more as a challenge considering rising competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on internal, consistent communication
    Drive more solid organization structure
    Simplify ORG chart, too intricate

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Innovative Legal department with supportive management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Large intern class makes in-house internship less lonely that at similar-sized companies.
    -Management is invested in the success of interns, happy to get legal interns in front of law firm contacts.
    -Substantive projects and responsibility come early and often.
    -The Legal department is very well networked and positioned in the Valley

    Cons

    -The corporate intern program tries a little too hard at times to be cool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering some projects to the legal intern class to work on as a group, which cut across the practice areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent. Just can't be more better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Great Gym, Great testing and automation tools, everyone is polite and professional, lot of facilities, lot of parking and great product too.

    Cons

    No free food, no commuter benefits, Apple devices and gadgets are not given to all the employees, Gym is not opened 7 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less number of managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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