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NetApp Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,160 Reviews
3.7
1,160 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Apparently they have a good work life balance which amounts to not doing much work (in 144 reviews)

  • NetApp has been on the Fortune magazine's "great place to work" list for 12 years in a row (in 76 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.  

    very satisfied with work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    nice work culture...good work life balance..good peers to learn from...no micro management

    Cons

    some team budget is not that great...very slow paced...less learning opportunity ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rotate employees in different role...give more hike percentage to mts1-3 level employees...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best companies i have worked with so far in my 16 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Employee engagements
    Fun time
    Flexible work schedules
    True Global organization

    Cons

    Few policies here and there.. not too big an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Based on what i see... you guys are doing great !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to work at Netapp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Control on product / feature.
    Focus on innovation.

    Cons

    Layoffs looms large due to not so good business performance of netapp

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

    Great place to work ♥

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment, advanced technologies, work life balance, excellent food facilities, beer bash, trainings, recognition

    Cons

    Didn't find any cons as of now, nothing as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff QA in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture.
    High pay for freshers.
    WFH facility.
    Friday beer bashes.

    Cons

    Learning reaches a stagnant stage at some point of time unless you change teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work culture, extremely crappy code

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly, Beer bash, Snacks.

    Cons

    Code is mostly is written in an haphazard manner, no standards followed or maintained. As there is a saying, 'One man's hack is other man day job'; most of the code written at netapp is more of a hack and has no neat design. Netapp's core Os is monolithic: that speaks volumes about the code quality.
    Forceful vacation twice a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management clueless. Understand how engineers work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Just a few weeks into my job. The Pro that I could notice that the teams have been giving a lot of attention to their work and deliverable. I have not seen a lot of chaos. Everybody seems to be sincere.

    Cons

    I observed that to keep the release dates intact employees are being asked to work over weekends. VP level seniors have asked team members to work on weekends as part of communication in all hands meeting.
    Program Manager has no Program Management functional team in NetApp. Everyone - Development, QA, Program Management report into Director of Engineering. In my previous companies, Project/Program managers used to have a separate job function with Manager/Director of project/program management leading the team and reporting lines used to merge at VP level. This gave project/Program management function more fire power to get the work done and take independent and neutral decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though it could be cost effective to have all functions reporting into same director level manager, it makes the organization very functional and not projectized. This prevents the project/program management function to be able to drive things more effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff, Software in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    * Good work life balance
    * Good pay
    * Good perks
    * Free beer
    * Growth prospects

    Cons

    * No more start up environment
    * Politics everywhere
    * Worst managers
    * Inactive management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the talent properly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Current Employee - MTS1 in Bangalore
    Current Employee - MTS1 in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Innovative company. Open door culture.

    Cons

    Hectic work life. Very less oppurtunities for technical growth

  11.  

    Overall experience in the company depends on the team you are in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetApp

    Pros

    Employee friendly in terms of leaves, work from home options.

    Cons

    Quality of work depends on the team. High achievers are camaflouged by low achievers due to managers inability to recognise talent and hard work

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