NetApp Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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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  1. good and professional

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    facilities and compensation is good
    work from home option
    good work culture

    Cons

    less career opportunities
    less innovation
    more stress on process
    less trainings

  2. Good Experience to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great learning
    - Free culture
    - Easily approachable management

    Cons

    - Too many org changes
    - No strategic vision

  3. Awesome Place to work at !!

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to customize your way of delivering your target. Great work environment and management. One of the best place to keep the balance in work and life.

    Cons

    Nothing specific, Sometimes work load becomes heavier than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the candor, Culture and transparency

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  5. Truely a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff IV in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + great culture and values (used to be)
    + great work place benefits like cafe, play area, gym, etc
    + great technology
    + work life balance
    + beer bash :)

    Cons

    - good growth oppertunity only during initial years. you hit the glass cieling very quickly
    - company has become big and is no more fun it used to be. The culture has changed a lot with too much of beurocracy
    - a new campus is coming up in whitefield is going to become inconvinent for a number of old timers

    Advice to Management

    + please look at the pay structure
    + we don't care for free coke, we do care for the original culture of netapp

  6. Overall good experience...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. work life balance
    2. Very good work environment
    3. Facilities like free snacks, beverages, beer

    Cons

    1. Sales department is not efficient.
    2. Lot of layoffs almost every year.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the sales and make good investment decision.

  7. Working in NetApp

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore

    I have been working at NetApp

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Good work depending on team

    Cons

    - You can easily be lazy if you don't do things yourself.

    Advice to Management

    - Take better decisions and not have layoffs as annual event.
    - Don't push yourself to be in GPTW given current situation.

  8. Great Company to work for with the technology it cut across the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture and lot of motivation

    Cons

    Management is not at all focused on quality of the staff and hence the product is suffering

  9. Good work life balance with not so great pay.

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    Current Employee - MTS3 Dev in Bangalore
    Current Employee - MTS3 Dev in Bangalore

    I have been working at NetApp

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Good non-monteary benefits (HR policies) - insurance etc.

    Open culture.

    Decent work.

    Free Beer on Fridays.

    Good place for beginners, lot of activities.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great for the kind of work.

    Not much of recognition. Recognition is like a business, recognize to retain.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay. It sucks especially for old timers.

    Blame your self also for not so good results.

  10. Helpful (3)

    If you daily want to have a feeling of loosing your job - Join NetApp

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beer Bash
    Flexible Timings
    Work from Home facility

    Cons

    Layoff fear every year
    In India only Bug fixing work no programming work
    Whether you perform well or not, because of CEO's wrong steps you may loose your job in layoff
    WORST PLACE TO WORK

    Advice to Management

    Because of your wrong decisions in business you force the blame to employees and do layoff, try to layoff CEO in those cases because he projected the non achievable profits. CEO should learn how to make money instead of how to save money by layoff. ITS WORST PLACE TO WORK.

  11. Good work life balance, facilities, technology but worst Politics in some non Data Ontap departments. Lobby culture.

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore

    I worked at NetApp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work life balance.
    2. Office facilities, free beverages, snacks , beer etc.
    3. Technology exposure.

    Cons

    1. Worst in politics.
    2. Lobby culture. People will try to revenge in groups. Can go to any extent. No ethical boundaries.
    3. Unstable for sometime. Firings and restructuring.
    4. Management in non Data Ontap departments is very immature and incapable.
    5. Polishing is open and seems defacto expectation within all levels of management.

    4.

    Advice to Management

    Clean lower, mid and higher mid management. They will eat up the technical and best employer reputation of the company.

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