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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 creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#32), 2013 (#22)

Company Updates

  • An interview with our CEO, George Kurian as he discusses how he's transformed the company in the two years he's been the chief executive.

    NetApp's George Kurian keeps on transforming

    George Kurian knows a bit about transformations. During his two years as chief executive of Sunnyvale-based NetApp, Kurian has shepherded the storage technology company into a new era of emphasis on flash-based storage, the cloud, and software to enhance its traditional disk-drive storage systems. Kurian said the moves were necessary to "use the market transitions that are going on in the industry to our advantage."

  • "Belonging is when everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value"
    Get to know Barbara Hardy our new leader for Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

    Getting to Know Barbara Hardy, NetApp's First Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | NetApp Blog

    In July 2017, NetApp welcomed Barb Williams Hardy, its first Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DIB), who will build out the company's strategy for an open, diverse, inclusive and belonging environment-ideally one with wide-ranging demographics and ways of thinking-and where every NetApp employee can be authentic, feel that they are valued and that their contributions matter.

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NetApp – Why Work For Us?


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 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. 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.

How would you spend your 40 hours of Volunteer Time Off? 

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

What NetApp employees are saying...

 “In the almost two years I have been here I can’t remember a time that I have said ‘I can’t wait to go home.’  We just don’t have that atmosphere here.”

Katherine R. - Office Coordinator, Waltham

 "The main thing I tell my peers outside of NetApp is about the honest, open dialogue I hear from our executives at the corporate and department All Hands. I’ve never had that level of honesty and openness before. NetApp also has a large tenured base of employees which I think says a lot about the culture and the work people do here.”

Morgan W. - Workplace Resources, Sunnyvale 

“As a new grad I wasn’t sure what path I was going to choose when I came here and what NetApp would be like in terms of professional development. My buddy has a similar background to mine and knew what I was going through. It was really helpful to me because I was able to streamline my professional development, know what are the skills I need to build, how do I improve my skills and how do I reach my goals in terms of a professional career.”

Onyeka E. - Customer Listening Project Manager, Sunnyvale

Full-Time University Graduate Program
NetApp’s University Graduate Hire Program is designed to enhance the experiences for our University Graduates Hires as they transition from the campus to corporate environment. The program aspires to build a community for all the University Graduate Hires through networking, philanthropy and professional development events.  NetApp is dedicated to providing 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 have graduated within the past 18 months. 

Intern Program
NetApp provides a rich, real-world career experience for its interns across the globe. We see these opportunities as a true win-win experience for both the student, who is able to experience the corporate environment and contribute 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.

Types of Roles
We are looking to fill full-time and intern positions throughout our business, which includes 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.  

Follow us on Twitter: @NetAppUR

Contact a NetApp Recruiter


Lauren Blanco, Sr. Sales Recruiter

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Sara Roohparvar, Engineering Recruiter

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Dankie Swint, Sr. Sales Recruiter 

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Leigh SmithUniversity Relations Recruiter

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Our Culture

The Great Place to Work Institute ranked us #6 on its "World's Best Multinational Workplaces 2016" list. This marks the 5th year we’ve been in the Top 10 on this prestigious list. This global recognition for being a great place to work is an inspiring reflection of our employees’ experiences and opinions about our culture and values, trust in leadership, integrity and fairness, teamwork and camaraderie.  It also reflects our commitment to creating an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, a commitment to our customers’ success, and individual leadership around the world.   Our daily activities and events help us build our community and maintain a healthy balance between work and play. In addition to a great work environment, you get to work on one of the leading innovative storage and data management solutions in the industry.

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.  

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    "Still a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I have been working at NetApp full-time (More than 3 years)


    NetApp has a forward plan that is communicates to it's employees. And it's actually taking the steps openly to make these changes. The new management team from the CEO down are very competent and honest about what is needed to be done and what is at stake if we are not successful in this transition. Expectations are clearly laid out for staff on what they need change and focus on for all of us to all be successful.

    I feel like the changes the company has made and the future bets they are making are appropriate and will lead NetApp to still being relevant in 5 to 10 years if executed properly.

    The company has a different feel and some of the long timers are not supper keen on changing but in this space you now need to change or slowly die off. I think it's inspiring to see what NetApp can become in the future and the value it will deliver not only to it's customer and shareholders, but also ultimately it's employees is retains.

    below is a list of all the Pro's to working here.
    -Great people
    -Very good culture
    -Above avg compensation
    -Excellent work life balance
    -Great legacy products
    -Real products that work in the cloud today
    -Product pipeline that will keep us relevant in this changing market place
    -Great customers
    -excellent benefits
    -everyone has a voice


    Changes mean lots of people that can't or wont change the way they do things and the skills sets they have will be let go. This can hurt moral for the short term. No one like to come to work and see their friends being walked out the door. New accountability mandates can lead to people feeling like the could be next to be let go. although this has stabilized quite a bit in the past year.

    List of Cons
    -Customers are moving more and more to the cloud. traditional storage slice of the pie for NetApp to own is getting smaller. Only way to grow is to take market share faster from your competitors than then your slice of pie you compete to win shrinks. long term this is a losing proposition.
    -Bets on the cloud products must pay off for the company to succeed long term.
    -further downsizing will most likely need to happen to keep the company stock up.
    -Being the best company is a slowly shrinking market is not any easy pill to swallow. it's like being voted least ugly at an ugly contest. your still ugly, just not as much as the next person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work to keep making the changes necessary to provide value to customers and shareholders.

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NetApp Photos

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NetApp photo of: Employees using their 40 hrs of Volunteer Time Off at the Second Harvest Food Bank
NetApp photo of: Our employees volunteering for our Food4All campaign with Rise Against Hunger
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NetApp photo of: Our HR team caught Pikachu!! #Halloween
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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

  • Top 10 Best Places to Work: Work-Life Balance,, 2017
  • Asia's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces 2016, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2016
  • Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2015
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