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NetApp Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (NTAP)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#82), 2014 (#41), 2012 (#30), 2011 (#15), 2010 (#15), 2009 (#10)

Top CEOs: 2014 (#32), 2013 (#22)

Company Updates

  • At NetApp, diversity and inclusion with a culture of belonging are pillars embedded into the fabric of our DNA. We connected with Built In Colorado to discuss why embracing talent in all forms drives innovation, growth and business success. Learn more in the recent article:

    What Working D&I Initiatives Look Like at 3 Colorado Tech Companies

    A homogenous group of employees is not just a hindrance for business - we'd argue it also makes for a somewhat boring workplace. And while many Colorado tech companies have long recognized the value in elevating diverse voices within their ranks, the wider industry still struggles to practice what it preaches.

  • What Makes NetApp Different Than Other Internships? Hear directly from Emily Kowalski and other interns in the 1st of a series of blogs written by Emily during her internship at NetApp.

    #NetAppInternLife: What Makes NetApp Different Than Other Internships? | NetApp Blog

    When I was first looking for an internship, I was afraid I'd get stuck running coffee or filing papers...but luckily, I found NetApp. NetApp is ranked number five on the Vault 2019 Best Tech & Engineering Internship list with a high score of 9.177.

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NetApp – Why Work With Us?

Join NetApp and Experience Empowerment

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations.

On top of that, 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 help customers manage and protect the world's most important data through our Data Fabric solution. A large part of our drive, confidence, and satisfaction is derived from the direction we receive from Executive Management's leadership and visionary goals. This level of trust truly impacts and influences how we work together to reach our goals and to take command of our responsibilities. 

NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it's the right thing to do.

Join us and see what empowerment can do.

Excel Through NetApp's Full-Time University Graduate Program

NetApp's University Graduate Hire Program is designed to enhance the experiences for our University Graduate Hires as they transition from campus to a corporate environment. The program builds a community for all University Graduate Hires through networking, philanthropy, and professional development events. NetApp provides full-time opportunities that are available for those graduating with their Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in the current academic year or those who have graduated within the past 18 months. 

Launch Your Career Through Our Intern Program

Named one of WayUp's top 100 in the country for 2018, NetApp's internship program provides a rich, real-world career experience for its interns across the globe. These opportunities are a true win-win experience for both the student, who experiences the corporate environment and contributes meaningful work, and the organization, which benefits from fresh perspectives and thinking. The internship program also develops a robust new college graduate talent pipeline for the entire organization.

Work For a Top Company in One of Many Roles

We are looking to fill full-time and intern positions throughout our business. This includes openings in Engineering, Sales, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Technical Marketing, IT, Customer Support, Product Management, Program Management, Human Resources and Manufacturing Operations.

Want to find out more about our programs?  Want to see if we're visiting your school?  Check out our University Recruiting page, and browse jobs/internships here. 

What We Believe

By creating an environment where employees feel comfortable in their own skin, NetApp sets the framework for a more successful business. Doing right by our employees, customers, and partners and creating a values-driven culture are things that we believe are simply right to do. Supporting diversity, inclusion, and belonging allows our people to let their ideas take the lead and define their impact. It's this mindset, this culture, that helps our employees come together and change the world with the power of data.

Women in Technology

NetApp Women in Technology (WIT) is an organization that assists women in their careers at NetApp. The organization exposes young women to career opportunities in technical fields and influences our corporate culture to further embrace diversity in the workplace. Our mission is to support and foster the development of NetApp's women employees by providing a forum for mentoring, networking, communication, and professional development. Founded in 2009, WIT at NetApp has over 900 members across 12 geographical sites worldwide.

In addition, NetApp is proud to be a key sponsor of the annual Grace Hopper Conference, the world's largest gathering of women technologists, and to support the conference's vision of "A future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they are built."

Read about our very own Anna Schlegel - one of 2017's Women Worth Watching in STEM Award Winners.

Culture Driven

At NetApp, you'll connect with passionate people who care deeply about using innovation to help others. If our business is data-driven, our people are culture-driven. When every member of a community brings a different perspective and set of skills forward, that community thrives. We try to emulate this at NetApp and encourage you to bring your ideas on board.

Our culture guides the way we conduct business and is a beacon for our customers, partners, and communities. Since the early days, when our founders started what they called a "model company," NetApp has enabled us to become part of things far bigger than ourselves - and grow as human beings. 

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Get ready to build your brand and grow your career in ways that extend far beyond the walls of a formal classroom. Learn and explore through shadowing, stretch assignments and volunteerism. Show your management team you're a leader in your role by stepping up to own a new task or responsibility, sharing knowledge with peers and helping others. Share your unique skills and talents, and you'll discover that NetApp is a place where careers thrive.

Do Good. Serve Others.

NetApp’s giving programs enable employees to make a bigger difference in the world, providing three ways to make a greater impact: Our culture of caring and service extends to transforming the communities we touch around the globe, including our neighbors and surrounding communities.

At NetApp, we support how employees want to make a difference in the world. At the heart of how NetApp gives back is our Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program, which enables employees to volunteer up to 40 hours per year—with full pay—to support the nonprofit organizations of their choice. Employees are encouraged to donate their time through individual, team or company volunteer efforts. NetApp also supports our employees’ charitable donations through our Matching Gifts program, which matches donations 1 for 1 up to $500 per calendar year.

Dave Botterill uses his VTO to go to Haiti to help the children and people.


Through our innovative culture, and with some of the best minds in engineering, NetApp has become the leader in hybrid cloud. Our engineers work in an open and collaborative environment as parts of teams that are transforming business daily. Together, we work to offer customers a data operating system to manage their data in hybrid cloud and on-premise, and our unique approach to managing data allows faster access for our customers. But there’s no time to rest in this industry; we’re always seeking tomorrow’s big ideas. Prepare for a company that listens to your viewpoints and builds around your ideas; search for NetApp engineering opportunities today.


What inspires you? What does sales mean to you?

At NetApp, we’re dedicated to helping you answer those questions and building you into the highest-performing version of yourself possible. As you work to foster bold new partnerships that push the company into the future, you’ll also play an important role in bolstering our standing relationships. We pursue innovation with passion, taking care of our customers, partners, communities, and each other along the way, simply because it’s the right thing to do. Join us and move to the frontlines of a company using data to change the world. Learn more about the NetApp Sales department and apply for open positions today.

More Career Areas

NetApp is always looking for top talent through many business units. Whether you're looking for jobs in Finance, Marketing, IT, HR, or other areas, find the NetApp job for you on our job site.

NetApp Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Company Culture to grow your career"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Great new-hire training
    Solid upper-management leadership
    Strong company vision


    Constant change in go to market strategy
    Red Tape

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NetApp Photos

NetApp photo of: NetApp at the Grace Hopper Conference 2018
NetApp photo of: Employees Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
NetApp photo of: Employees volunteering with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation
NetApp photo of: Employees volunteering planting trees
NetApp photo of: Executive and Intern Chef Day
NetApp photo of: Executive and Intern Chef Day
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NetApp Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Professional Services Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NetApp (Research Triangle Park, NC) in April 2019.


    Not an atypical process in that they did most of the non-technical due diligence before engaging their senior technical resources to grill me properly. They took their time to make sure that I was the right guy for the company and the job in spite of the fact that I know many of their people quite well.

    Interview Questions

    • At one point, as an exercise in creative thinking, the technical lead asked me to describe how I'd deal with a zombie apocalypse. I find this question rather extraordinary as it's nothing that I'd prepared for and made me use my imagination. I've been in the IT industry longer than I care to admit and I'm pretty sure I'd never been asked such a creative and interesting question.   1 Answer
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NetApp Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • Best Places to Work in Colorado, Built in Colorado, 2019
  • Top-Rated Workplaces: The 50 Best,, 2018
  • Top 100 Internship Programs of 2018, WayUp, 2018
  • Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists in Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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