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NetApp Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,184 Reviews
3.7
1,184 Reviews
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NetApp President & CEO Tom Georgens
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 154 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Too much of work life balance leads to laziness in employees (in 27 reviews)

  • Has its share of jerks in middle management that can make your life Hell (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    NetApp really is a great place to work. Excellent people and company culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in London, England

    I have been working at NetApp as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company culture is fantastic, nice work life balance. Family friendly with a panto for kids every year.
    Enthusiastic people, great socials and volunteering opportunities.
    Workplace flexibility, ability to work at home without notice.

    Cons

    Uxbridge (England) office is very uninspiring, although this is soon to change.
    Some departments feel very silo'd and can work against each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What once was

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Escalation Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Field Escalation Engineer in London, England

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inter-team work and relationships has always been a strong point for NetApp. Teams worked effectively with others, and everyone tended to want to contribute. Organisation is relatively flat, so tends not to have very much bureaucracy. You will always have face time with senior leadership. Always opportunity to move within the organisation. Pay has always been excellent

    Cons

    Organisation has always been flat, and this has a tendency to stagnate. Leadership positions are few and openings are rare. Over 10 years of working at NetApp, it was far more likely to lateral to a different position than it was to advance within. Recent stop-loss problems are due to resources who are looking for more opportunities to advance in career and salary not found at NetApp
    Leadership stagnation is also a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values have suffered in recent years. Leadership rot within UK organisation has become an alarming issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Execution constrained by too much red tape and complex operational structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, generally helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Top heavy operational structure, complex, restrictive sales operations, weak executive leadership, no differentiated strategy or direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on GTM not the back office processes and procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cloud Crazy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Nice employee stock purchase program. Flexible working. Great people who are genuinely interested in working together. Low micro management.

    Cons

    Everything is being cloud washed. Layoffs. Stack ranking at focal review time. Team and product overlap and lack of ownership. Tools and processes have not scaled and require manual intervention. Lots of meetings about meetings and communication. Meaningless mandatory training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop attempting to become EMC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, appalling middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products and software. Very relaxed general atmosphere, great benefits and online training support.

    Cons

    Very poor mid/senior management. People promoted because they had great sales careers but no guarantee of being a great manager. The UK company hides behind it's 'Great Place To Work' global positions. Sales targets and commissions were very difficult to understand and targets were always given after the year had commenced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many staff changes drives inconsistencies that will in turn create disillusion amongst the workforce. Ensure that when people are promoted that they are given very clear targets and support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Let down by management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people. Work life balance, OK. Good social scene. Reasonable benefits/package. Mature and committed channel.

    Cons

    The obsession for 'best place to work' is a smokescreen as this only applies to internal staff, not everyone. The good feelings arent being felt by everyone. Products are being beaten from all corners due to a lack of genuine innovation; they are not only overly complex but cDOT was a concept most customers didnt want but had no choice but to adopt. Crazy changes in accounts each year leave salespeople at the whim of management and the good politicians take the spoils. Massive staff turnover in this last year with lots of leavers. The company takes its most two most prized assets, its staff and channel partners for granted; how could either want to move away, we're NetApp? At least EMC doesnt hide its dislike of its channel. Senior management have completely lost any connection with the coal face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great and declined in last year

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    Former Employee - GSI Partner Manager - EMEA in London, England
    Former Employee - GSI Partner Manager - EMEA in London, England

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    they used tohave a great culture and care for the employee that sloped downwarss in the last 3 years, company needs new management

    Cons

    Lack of investment in development of Serious Global SI reltionships, no utility models, massive expectation on goal setting for growth and limiting of earnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Exec Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - TSE in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A good company to work for. Good work life balance and training.

    Cons

    Lots to learn and the learning curve is steep but worthwhile. Could be managed better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    change is not always good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, very fast paced and access to a lot of knowledge through on the job training

    Cons

    Heavy workloads, long hours of work, significant higher management decisions are made based on just costs with great implications on employees work life balance and reduced level of service with managerial decisions to outsource

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop cost cuts, invest in classroom training and employee incentives

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England

    I worked at NetApp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People, nice place to work overall, but that is about it. Company is not well balance between Sales and rest of the organisation, if you are outside sales be prepare to work 12 to 14 hour days, daily.

    Cons

    Outside sales, be prepare to work extremely hard and long hours. Nearly all resources go into Sales headcount.
    The product is 1 dimensional and company is pretty flat, all the best people are leaving.
    NetApp have wasted their opportunity in the market place which they work hard to get too 3 to 4 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    little the company is on a downward spiral, failure to innovate and acquire the right technologies / companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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