NetApp – Why Work For Us?

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At NetApp, your expertise is what drives our growing success 

 

NetApp is the ideal place to give your career a boost. Our global setting highly values and fosters a healthy and happy work-life balance. Plus, our enthusiasm is genuine as we strive to be the best at what we do — data storage. A large part of our drive, confidence and satisfaction is derived from the direction we receive from Executive Management’s leadership and visionary goals. With that level of trust in place, it truly does impact and influence how we work together to reach our goals and to take command of our responsibilities.

 

We take that same enthusiasm outside of our NetApp doors, as we are encouraged worldwide to take advantage of our Volunteer Time Off benefit. This fantastic perk allows all employees, from our Interns to our Executive Staff, the opportunity to realize the importance of lending a helping hand to support our local communities throughout the year.


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These are only a few reasons why we have been globally recognized year after year by Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work list.  Do these reasons rank equally high on your list of qualities you look for in an employer? Then we invite you to become our newest integral part of the team that continues to drive the next generation of innovation — come grow with us at NetApp.


The Official NetApp LinkedIn Alumni Group puts Past and Present employees in touch with the latest career opportunities, trends, and news, while enabling you to connect with more friends and colleagues through social media – both locally and around the world.This is a strictly voluntary group that fosters communication among individuals who have a connection to NetApp.  Click Here to Join the Group Now!

We’re still riding high as one of the Best Places to Work!

Once again, NetApp has achieved top-10 status on the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2012 list according to Fortune magazine. Why? Could it be the stimulating, challenging projects that consistently have our talents and skills swinging into action? Might it be the competitive salaries, great camaraderie, terrific benefits and fun perks? Maybe it’s the flexible schedules that let us tend to life outside of work? Possibly, is it the plentiful and non-stop opportunities for growth? Perhaps it’s in the way management leaders have genuine reverence and respect for the NetApp staff? Yes and absolutely to all of the above, all thanks to our organization’s culture – and the steadfast commitment to maintaining it. The passion and commitment we bring to work is evident in the way we attract and retain the best team in the world, thereby driving our competitive advantage. Perhaps now is the time for you to consider that career boost by considering NetApp.

Get to know the Solutions and Products that drive NetApp

    

Creating access to innovation, flexibility, efficiency, cost savings and IT expertise — then placing it within reach of enterprises of all sizes throughout the world — is our business. The success stories of these companies are the foundation of our success story and in order to perpetuate that mission, we continue to improve and advance our data management technologies. That is where you come in, to work along side seasoned professionals, new college grads, and experts who fall somewhere in between. Together, you will drive our breakthroughs, be it with in-house data storage solutions and their infrastructure, or through composing cloud solutions. In addition, you will formulate and evolve our product assortment that includes storage systems, protection software, management software, object storage software, platform OS advancements and more. Ready to implement your ideas and skills that will take companies further, faster? Apply at NetApp today.

 

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What NetApp employees are saying...
 
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At NetApp, we truly live our values: Teamwork, Synergy, Adaptability, Leadership, ‘Go Beyond’ and others; with executive leadership regularly recognizing those who demonstrate these values.
 
Kayla Villwock

University Relations Campus Manager - East/Central US


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NetApp has definitely increased my breadth of experience ten-fold.  The environment here is so open to learning new things and trying to solve complex problems, things that you would never think to solve back in college.  People come here for the culture, and that culture is a supportive, always-expanding center of knowledge and experience.

David Allender
Software Engineer


If you enjoy a creative culture and an atmosphere of continuous improvement, check out your options at NetApp. Whether you are a graduate looking for a jump start into a new career or a current student looking for meaningful work experience as an intern, we have something for you

Picture yourself working with the world’s best. The Great Place to Work Institute recently ranked NetApp #3 on its “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2012” list for the second year in a row, adding to a list of accolades that stretches back almost a decade. We were also recognized as the #6 Best Place to Work by FORTUNE Magazine, making that our eleventh straight year on FORTUNE’s “Top 100” list.

If you are a technical university grad, you will experience training programs that provide an opportunity to meet the senior engineering leadership team and interact with senior engineer instructors in all functional areas. You will learn about NetApp® technology and products up front to propel yourself forward when you arrive. You'll also have an opportunity to socialize with other university graduates and build strong relationships along the way.

NetApp has opportunities at the following locations:

  • HQ—Sunnyvale, California
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Cranberry Township, Pittsburg
  • Vienna, Virginia
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Boulder, Colorado

Want to learn more about the benefits we offer? Take a peek at the benefits we hope you will find of value as you search for a company that believes that taking care of our employees is a top priority.

Whether you are majoring in computer science, engineering, or business, we might have something for you. We encourage you to bring your strong communications skills, flexibility, and willingness to learn and come check out our career possibilities. We want to work with you to pioneer new and innovative technologies and create unique business opportunities.

Hear from our Interns and University Grads on what its like to work at NetApp!

Hear from our interns and learn about the program here:


University FAQ‘s

How do I apply to a university grad or internship role at NetApp? If you are interested in applying to university grad or internship position at NetApp, please submit your resume online on our careers Web site. If you attended an on-campus recruiting event and handed a hard copy resume to one of our NetApp recruiters or managers, you must also submit your resume online. Our recruiters will be able to review all resumes submitted online for open positions.

Any suggestions for my resume? A recruiter’s dream candidate resume is one that reflects the key skills and qualifications as described in the job description. Read the job description carefully and make sure you add the skills you possess that match the qualifications. It’s that simple.

What happens to my resume when I submit it to your database? Our applicant tracking system sends you an automatic message that tells you we have your resume. Our recruiters review all new resumes daily. If there is a match, we send your resume on to the hiring manager. If they are interested in you, the recruiter will contact you for a phone interview/phone screen*. If that goes well, you will be invited to a NetApp site for an onsite interview*. If you are attending a university that is not near a NetApp site, we will discuss the option of flying you in for an interview to meet the hiring manager and team face to face.

How many rounds of interviews do you usually have? It depends on the job role and level. You may speak to as few as four and as many as 10 people. We do our best to keep the interview team as small as possible.

How should I dress for an interview? The style of dress at NetApp is as comfortable as our culture, so you can wear something that is business casual for your interview. We will evaluate you on your technical skill set, communication style, and culture fit, not on the way you dress.

For most university grad or internship roles, we recommend for a nice shirt and slacks for males, and a nice blouse and slacks or skirt, whatever is more comfortable and reflects your personality, for females. We want you to feel comfortable during your interview, so don’t go out and buy that typical “business suit” that may be itchy or too stiff that you will never wear again.

As a last resort, we suggest that it is always best to “ask your recruiter.” They know what is expected for the organization.

After I’ve interviewed for a position at NetApp, how long can I expect to wait to hear about an offer? The interview process can take anywhere from two weeks to one month, depending on the timing of our hiring process. If you are selected by a hiring manager for the position, the recruiter will contact you to extend a formal offer. You will have the opportunity to discuss the offer details with the recruiter in order for you to make an informed decision.

If I do receive an offer from NetApp, what are the next steps? If you accept the offer with NetApp, you will partner with your recruiter and hiring manager to decide on a start date. We host an orientation on your first day to help provide you with a more comprehensive view of your benefits, company information, as well as an opportunity to meet with other new employees.

I do not have a resume. Is one required? We do require every candidate to submit a resume online. If you do not have a resume, you can go to our Job Search page to complete your profile. If you don’t have a resume, you can create a profile, even if you’re not applying for a specific job. We’ll consider you for jobs that match your skills. However, eventually you will need a resume as the introduction interviewers have to you.

Successful Suggestions from Our Very Own NetApp Recruiters

Take an active role

The two-way interview question-and-answer conversation demonstrates your active role. Remember, your job interview questions can help you determine if this is the right job for you. The research you did earlier on the company should form a basis for some of your job interview questions to ask. Here are some guidelines:

  • Focus on the job, the company, products, services, people, and culture of the company as you pose job interview questions.
  • Create a job interview question to ask to gather information about your potential peers and to whom you will report.
  • Write your list of job interview questions to ask prior to the interview and take them with you.
  • Divide your job interview questions into interest questions about the company and qualification questions regarding duties and responsibilities.
  • The most important job interview question to ask if you are sincerely interested in the position and are satisfied with the job interview question and answers is to ask for the job. That may be the difference in getting an offer.

Great sample questions to ask in the interview

As a prospective employee, be prepared to know what job interview questions to ask of your prospective employer. See sample below:

  • What kind of person are you looking to hire for this position?
  • How would you describe the working environment at the company? The culture in this particular organization?
  • When do you expect to make a decision on the candidate for this position?
  • What are the next steps from here?

Be prepared for Behavioral Interviewing

  • NetApp utilizes the behavioral interview technique to evaluate a candidate's experiences and behaviors in order to help determine a candidate’s potential for success.
  • In preparation for answering behavioral-based interview questions, know yourself. Honestly assess your skill set and experience, whether it be with school projects, internships, or other work experience. You will be asked questions that will require you to recall a past or current situation that can illustrate your potential to handle a situation that may occur while working at NetApp.
  • The typical format of a behavioral-based interview question is one in which the interviewer will ask you a question, and ideally, you should briefly describe the situation, what specific action you took to have an effect on the situation, and the positive result or outcome.

Explain the situation (task or problem): Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event or situation, not a generalized description of what you have done in the past. Be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand. This situation can be from a previous job, university school project, a volunteer experience, or any relevant event.

Action you took: Describe the action you took and be sure to keep the focus on you. Even if you are discussing a group project or effort, describe what you did, not the efforts of the team. Don't tell what you might do; tell what you did.

Results you achieved? What happened? How did the event end? What did you accomplish? What did you learn?

Here are some tips for how best to prepare for behavior-based interviews:

  • Identify two to four examples from your past experience where you demonstrated top behaviors and skills that employers typically seek.
  • Your examples should be a combination of totally positive and situations that started out negatively but either ended positively or you made the best of the outcome.
  • Use fairly recent examples. If you are a university grad or still enrolled in a university program, use examples from your current university education and internship/work experiences.

NetApp Reviews

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    One of the best places to work

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    Former Employee - MTS3  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - MTS3 in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at NetApp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has great work culture. You have flexible timings and everyone is very accessible.

    Cons

    Nothing major but can do better by rewarding employees more. Also should encourage employees to innovate more and do more research work.

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NetApp Interviews

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NetApp in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was referred for this job, so the interviewing process happened quite fast.
    Initial telephonic screen where I was asked some system questions - virtual memory, CPU affinity etc., followed by on-site interviews.
    There were 5-6 technical interviews followed by HR followup.
    Questions included items on my past experience, virtualization technologies etc.
    Had to do basic DB design, some quirky C++ knowledge questions, how to detect glitches in network communication etc. and the manager asked behavioral questions.

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    Was able to get higher sign-on bonus. Did not negotiate on base, since they gave me a good raise over my previous job where I was being underpaid.
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NetApp Awards & Accolades

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Top Companies for Work-Life Balance, Glassdoor, 2013
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2010
100 Best Companies to Work For (#7), Fortune, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.netapp.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (NTAP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

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