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ETAP Overview
Irvine, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
ETAP is a full spectrum analytical engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, analysis, operation, training, and computer simulation of power systems.

ETAP is the most comprehensive power system enterprise solution. With more than 50,000 licenses ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art products and superior engineering services by combining advanced technologies with the highest standard in quality to achieve overall customer satisfaction.

Company Updates

  • Bill F. Wooton, CTO, retires after 23 years of dedicated contribution to ETAP as Master Software Architect. You will be missed!

  • ​ ETAP Celebrating 30 years Three decades of continuous success and innovation as the leader in electrical power system analysis & operation software

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ETAP – Why Work For Us?

ETAP is the global leader in modeling, design, analysis, optimization, monitoring, control, and automation software for electrical power systems.

The company has been powering success for 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with over 75 offices around the world.  

ETAP software provides engineers, operators, and managers a platform for continuous functionality from modeling to operation. ETAP’s model-driven architecture enables ‘Faster than Real-Time’ operations - where data and analytics meet to provide predictive behavior, preemptive action, and situational intelligence to the owner-operator. 

  • The industry’s largest network of offices & support centers

  • 200+ full-time employees worldwide

  • 500+ sales & support staff

  • Core executive team in place since its founding

  • Experts from all power system disciplines

Company Profile Brochure

ETAP has enjoyed steady growth since its inception and we take pride in maintaining an open, fair and enjoyable work environment for all of our employees.  Along with this fact, our core executive management team has been in place for most of these years and they (as well as employees at all management levels) take consistent steps to promote and improve the ETAP work environment. 

"ETAP recognizes people as our most valuable asset and we take great pride in the fact that many of our employees have been with us for over ten years."  

As we grow, we’re continually looking for bright, energetic, go-getters to enhance our team.

ETAP offers the career stability of an established company, but – because we’re growing– we also offer the fast-paced, dynamic work environment of a startup; it’s a culture where good ideas and hard work are recognized and rewarded.

Making the most Commonsense, Sound Engineering, & Professional Judgments

At ETAP, we harness the thinking power and the passion of our engineers, scientists, and industry experts to transform the spark of ideas into products that can fuel the global economy.

ETAP has led the industry in power system analysis software. ETAP software continues to be on the cutting-edge of development while our engineers and scientists explore new concepts in system analysis.

ETAP has a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere where individuals work together in a professional environment promoting advancement, support, assistance, and cooperation. You will be surrounded by individuals who are passionate about the work that they do.

Joining our team gives you the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art technology.


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    "Excellent Company, Good Product, Bright Future & Awesome Co-workers"

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    Great people at all levels of the company - Joining ETAP is like joining a family and everyone is supportive of each other and has a great time together

    Interesting projects - I have worked at ETAP for many years and no two projects are alike.

    A great culture - Coming to work is fun and the management never holds you back from trying new things and bringing new technology and techniques to the company. Just like any other company, the management expects results but they are very easy to convince of change unlike large corporations.


    None really - Bring your A game to work and have fun while doing it. What more can you ask for. Definitely not a place for slackers and slow workers.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows make sure that we keep the culture

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ETAP Interviews

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at ETAP (Irvine, CA) in August 2016.


    Questions are hardly to be its part.
    Been asked if this was my first time to work in a corporate environment. How fast am I to learn. The interview process is like being asked only how you can be beneficial to the company. If you'll be worth hiring to or not. So read the reviews first before you go through it else you'll regret being part of it.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you ready to work in an environment that could make or break you?   1 Answer
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ETAP Awards & Accolades

  • Growth Award – Over $50M, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), 2014

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