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NetApp Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, may become great again."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with employees. Working from home/alternative offices can be arranged although not as freely as previous years. Salaries are above the industry standard; expectations are high without being unreasonable. Very little micro management despite clear goals/targets. Employees treated like adults, hard work is respected even if it's not recognised overtly.

    Cons

    Some recurring problems with internal processes, CRM (salesforce) has frequent issues that cause delays and frustration.
    Not a great HR/Recruitment department, internal recruitment is a struggle, while offers regularly go out to external candidates which seem to be the preference. Too many soft hires in recent years, sales floor not as dynamic as once was. Could be more gender diverse but hiring should be based on skill and experience first and foremost.

    Advice to Management

    Development of internal candidates needs improvement. External hiring needs to fit with company culture. Too many soft sales personnel.


  2. "Downward Trend"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and autonomy at times.

    Cons

    Lack diversity in gender, race & age. Middle aged, white men.
    Dying culture

    Advice to Management

    Return to the company that once put people first


  3. "A company "more or less" succeeding with transformation"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Corporate and Geo leadership, product portfolio, culture. Accelerating business model change with increased focussed on cloud, consumption, managed services. Great people and opportunities to grow with the business.

    Cons

    Still too many dinosaurs in Sunnyvale that are US centric and not connected enough with the global business. The desire to transform fast often means that speed to deliver becomes the primary focus without a full appreciation of the mid to long term needs of the business or taking full advantage of option that could deliver significantly more ROI for the business e.g. business process and systems modernisation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be more global in your outlook. Break the US-centric siloes and continue to put talent who really know the business from a global perspective in key positions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Long way down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    NetApp has a lot of good people and has some unique products in the market. The work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Perpetually late to market with innovation, are rarely able to capitalise on the innovation they bring. Stuck in a cycle of selling to an ever decreasing pool of existing customers. For the past few years, they have been abandoning their reputation as 'the good guys' and not being honest to the market- 5:1 data reduction guarantee- really?

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off the worker bees and clear out middle-management- worst in the industry. There is a complete lack of accountability in this layer of the business.


  6. "Good company to work for / upper crust getting a bit crusty"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Function in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Support Function in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, trust and flexibility. People leave and come back because of the culture. Have known plenty of sales reps and engineers who stay despite getting better offers from the competition.

    Cons

    Upper management feels increasingly disconnected from the front lines. VP levels often more interested in managing their own careers rather than doing what's best for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the conference rooms and talk to your people (and customers)


  7. "Positive Company but disjointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is good but only if you're regularly in the office. Salary and benefits package above average.

    Cons

    Repeated "restructuring" has cut some functions down the bone and makes getting anything done challenging.
    Remote working leaves you isolated

    Advice to Management

    Do more to ensure that remote teams are allowed to meet face to face more often.


  8. "Inside sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, swanky offices and great perks. Reputable brand with lots of customers. Also has amazing products that lead in the market.

    Cons

    Company currently going through transformations and competing in a very competitive market. Company also gets caught up in processes which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Try and add more cohesion in the work place


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Support Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NetApp (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Friday and that is all.

    Cons

    Horrible company to work for as a woman unless you like wearing a short skirt or working 24/7. Zero work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Have respect for employees with responsibilities outside of work. Not every employee is single. Promote from within, especially when employees want to grow with the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    NetApp looks after you and management listen and are responsive. Everyone is friendly too.

    Cons

    There aren't any downsides really.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Was fun at the start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People I worked with were awesome

    Cons

    Executive management in the America really did not understand international business

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the customer facing staff - they are telling you what the customers want and need - not some manky survey that has loaded questions to get high customer sat scores for the exec briefings


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