NetApp
3.7 of 5 920 reviews
www.netapp.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 920 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens

Tom Georgens

(529 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 75 reviews
  • "great place to work because they empower the employees to contribute their talents"
    in 63 reviews
Cons:
  • "The manager sets the tone for the group in terms of culture and work/life balance"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Stagnation at middle management layer; Alignment issues at senior management layer"
    in 32 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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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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Great Place to work!

Technical Support Engineer II (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS (US)

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

Pros-High value on taking care of employees.
-Strong management
-A lot of nice perks/discounts.

Cons-Constantly shifting processes can lead to confusion and inefficiency
-Work load is extremely high per employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good employer!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFree to work and contribute, great bosses

ConsSlow at decision making at times

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Amazing Company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

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

ProsGreat peers, beautiful campus, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is willing to help and very much enthusiastic about their jobs.

ConsNot really anything to say here, company helps you out if you don't like your team or job and helps you find a new one.

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

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Good people

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsNetApp has lot of great people to work with at the Individual Contributor level.

ConsManagement changes the direction a lot and has lots of reorgs

Advice to Senior ManagementStick with a plan

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

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A growing company with high potential

Field Administrator (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

Prospeople are amazing! flexible hours

Conssometimes difficult to get promotions

Advice to Senior ManagementReward loyal employees - when trying to get a promotion, don't punish them for an internal move (when one can often receive bigger raises if they left for the same role).

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

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Worth the shot

Member Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at NetApp full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work-life balance.
Great transparency and appreciation for work.
You get to see the impact of your work on the company.
Great/diverse technology to learn about.
Good learning resources/engineering support (this is easy to ignore, but they prevent a lot of frustration otherwise).

ConsPayscale wasn't at par with expectations/peer companies.
2 "imposed" shutdowns every year.
At times, too much focus on reporting and communication on managerial level.....kind of overwhelming.
Product development needs better engineers.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get the first principles right. Try to hire good engineers.....only they can turn things around when it comes to technology.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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