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Interviewing with NetApp

Congratulations on your upcoming NetApp interview! To help you prepare, we’ve created a guide to share more about NetApp and what you can expect before, during, and after your interview. 

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Get to know your interviewers

Throughout the interview process, you'll talk to a handful of NetApp employees who will help guide you through the process, learn more about you, and give you insight into the role and the company. Here’s a rundown of who’s who on your interview team.


Your guide and go-to resource through the entire interview process

Hiring leads

NetApp leaders ready to answer your role-specific questions and learn more about your skills and capabilities

Other team members

NetApp employees you may work and collaborate with day-to-day

Peek inside the interviewing format

Here’s how a typical NetApp interview process flows from start to finish.

Two people in an interview

We’ll share role details and specifics, including alignment to NetApp priorities, goals, and expectations 

You’ll answer questions about how your skills and experience relate to the role and NetApp values

You’ll complete a coding challenge, if applicable​

We'll leave time to answer your questions about the role or working at NetApp​

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Prep your path to success

Want to ace your interview? Here are our top tips to prepare.

Match your skills and qualifications with the role requirements listed on the job description​

Check out your interviewer’s LinkedIn profile for shared interests or connections​

Review common interview questions and read your responses out loud (or to a friend or family member) ​

Get familiar with what's new at NetApp through LifeAtNetApp and NetApp TV

We want you to be curious and bring your authentic self to the discussion, so don't forget to be yourself

Answer questions like a STAR

Answering questions using the STAR format can help structure your responses.

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Set the scene by sharing relevant details about the context and challenges faced


Describe your specific role in the situation ​and what was expected of you


Outline the precise steps you took ​to address the situation or achieve the intended result


Show off the outcomes achieved ​explaining the impact your actions had

We're rooting for you

For more interview tips and tricks, read our full interview prep guide.

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Equal Opportunity Employer*

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status and any other protected classification. We pledge to take every reasonable step to ensure that our applicants and employees are respected, treated fairly and with dignity. See the EEO poster (PDF). NetApp makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for religious purposes and for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions unless undue hardship would result.

State-specific postings/notices to applicants regarding contract compliance can be found here in English and here in Spanish, and fair employment practice information can be found here.

Reasonable accommodation

If you are an applicant with a physical or mental disability that requires reasonable accommodation for any part of our application process, please email Each request for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consistent with applicable laws and regulations. Please note, this email address is only for accommodation requests; we do not accept unsolicited resumes.

Data privacy

We care about your privacy and therefore ask that you read our Applicant Privacy Policy (PDF) before you submit any personal information to us.

NetApp may use an automated employment evaluation tool or similar tool as one of several tools, actions, and/or steps to assist with NetApp’s review of candidate applications for various hiring needs. Currently, when addressing certain hiring needs, NetApp uses the Eightfold tool which can provide an initial ranking of a candidate’s skills and experience, based on information provided by the applicant in the application and/or supporting documentation, in comparison to the NetApp designated key requirements of a specific role. Additionally, the tool may be used to help review and /or rank internal employees seeking promotion or other internal mobility.

An independent audit of the Eightfold Matching Model tool can be found at

Candidates may request an alternative selection process which will not be subject to the Eightfold matching tool or to any electronic automated employment evaluation by contacting NetApp at To bypass the Eightfold matching tool or any electronic automated employment evaluation, you must include a resume and job ID with your email to and you must include in the subject line of your email: Data Privacy Request. Candidates who have questions or want to request additional information on the source of data, type of data, and/or collection of data related to the candidate review process should contact NetApp at

*Applies to applicants for employment in the United States.