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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

  • Small steps, big change: How NetApp supports women in tech at every level

    Small steps, big change: How NetApp supports women in tech at every level

    Three women dish on the problems they solve and how to succeed as a woman in tech.

  • "Growth in all-flash storage array sales combined with a focus on helping customers build hybrid cloud infrastructures helped propel strong revenue and income growth for NetApp."

    NetApp's All-Flash Storage Focus Helps Push Q2 Sales To $1.52B

    NetApp in its second fiscal quarter 2019 showed it still has what it takes to be one of the winningest vendors in the IT market. A big push in all-flash storage sales combined with a focus on helping customers build hybrid on-premises and cloud architectures led the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based storage vendor to its 10th consecutive quarter of meeting or beating guidelines, said CEO George Kurian.

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NetApp – Why Work For 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.

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    I love working at NetApp because they have really given me opportunities to expand and grow and work on new teams! The culture makes it even better, they really value you and who you are


    Some of the downsides of working at netapp are having questions and not knowing who in the company you can ask them too because its so big.

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NetApp Photos

NetApp photo of: Our employees volunteering for our Food4All campaign with Rise Against Hunger
NetApp photo of: Students arriving for the UNCF HBCU Innovation event we hosted.
NetApp photo of: NetApp at the Grace Hopper Conference 2018
NetApp photo of: CEO, George Kurian speaking on his commitment to Diversity at NetApp
NetApp photo of: International Women's Day 2018
NetApp photo of: Barb Hardy, Leader of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
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NetApp Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at NetApp (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2017.


    I was lucky to get an interview through a company recruiter as a result of applying for a software engineer position via their website. The recruiter called me about about a month later and arranged for me to have an on-site interview which was scheduled a week
    ahead. I was interviewed by 4 very technical engineers and the interview lasted for 4 1/2 hours. The interview was made up of programming questions, designs questions and a
    discussion of my work over a long period since I have been in the industry a long time.
    Although I had prepared well ahead, I was still C-algorithm-savvy enough to answer
    some of their questions.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Given a binary tree, find the path from leaf node to leaf node such that the values of nodes in between are the maximum. The interviewer was interested more the maximum sum than the path itself.

      2. Write/describe algorithm to re-sort a rotated sorted array with O(1) complexity.

      3. Given an array of integers design an algorithm to return the sum of all integers in a given range with O(1) complexity. So, sum(i1, i2) returns sum of all integers i1 - i2. No for() loops.
      Now, how would you do it if the array were 2 dimensional?
      4. Merge 2 link lists. So, if the linked lists are L1 and L2, the resultant list will be L1->next = L2, L2->next = L1(original)->next; ... They may not have the same number of elements.   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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