NetApp
3.7 of 5 929 reviews
www.netapp.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens

Tom Georgens

(533 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "It's a place where you feel you can make a difference without sacrificing your work-life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row"
    in 70 reviews
Cons:
  • "The manager sets the tone for the group in terms of culture and work/life balance"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer"
    in 34 reviews
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High Performers

Engagement Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsPeople 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Course developer at NetApp

Developer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat company values
Very innovative technology
Great OS that is very dependable - you can believe in the company product
the people working for NetApp are great.

ConsFew perks beyond the expected - no big parties, individual contributors always fly economy even for long haul trips, the company is always trying to save money even when they do well, no recognition for long term employees such as reaching 5 years or 10 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose track of the company values. Also, don't lose track of the goals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MTS, NetApp

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NetApp

ProsGood Work Culture
Good work - life balance

ConsNot much innovation
None else i can think of.

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosthe gym and cafeteria are great as well as the people

ConsThe 2 shutdowns per year require you to take vacation or take time off without pay.

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Not the same company it was a few years ago

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Vienna (Austria)

I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNetApp overall is a great company with many skilled an talented people. I have never before worked for a company, where the employees are more committed to their work.

ConsNetApp is not any more the technology company it once was. The whole company is build around one storage product and has not managed over the last years to broaden the product portfolio. Acquisitions where not successful executed. A lot of mid management people, who joint the company during high growth period do not know how do deal with a low growth business model. Top management seems to be disconnected from the field.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the field.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

Proswork life balance is very good. people are very friendly and helpful. good work culture

Consdint not find any difficulties working for Netapp.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work, except in Support

Technical Support Engineer III (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCulture, ability to have input, interaction with upper management to Director level

ConsHealth Insurance, Stability - lay offs, no advancement, pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun and supports innovation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NetApp full-time

ProsGet things done attitude rocks,
Very friendly and fun environment,
Opportunity to grow

ConsTest environment and development framework internally developed which does not help personal growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The NetApp culture is the best that I have experienced.

HW Engineering (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at NetApp full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI have the privilege with working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry, given the challenging changing environment that we are in, migrating to the cloud. Pay and benefits are on par with the best in the industry.

ConsIn HW engineering, lack of the ability to advance. Company develops experts of certain portions of the position skill sets, and were not always able to fully utilize individual skill sets.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider development of management from within, rather than development of management from external sources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My Experience with Netapp

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NetApp full-time

ProsCulture and work life balance

ConsCompensation is not that great when you compare with other top paying companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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