NetApp - Overview:
NetApp is a network storage and data management company, with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. It is a traded on the NASDAQ as NTAP. NetApp was recently renamed from the former Network Appliance. They are widely credited with the adoption of Network Attached Storage or "NAS" - a popular type of disk storage that is often called "File Storage". In 2006, NetApp also launched a Virtual Tape Library product (VTL).
NetApp - Company History:
NetApp was founded in 1992 by David Hitz, James Lau, and Michael Malcolm. In 1994, they received venture capital funding and had their initial public offering (IPO) in 1995. NetApp thrived in the internet bubble years of the mid 1990s to 2001, during which the company grew to $1 billion in annual revenue. After the bubble burst, NetApp's revenues quickly declined to $800 million in its fiscal year 2002. Since then, the company's revenues have steadily climbed. Revenues for 2007 were approximately $2.8 billion.
NetApp - Company Culture:
- Trust and Integrity
- Teamwork and Synergy
- Go Beyond
- Get Things Done!
The leadership at NetApp is noted for being very "approachable" by the employees.
NetApp - Compensation:
NetApp offers a very competitive base salary. The benefits are very comprehensive and include, in addition to the standard offerings: adoption assistance, stock grants to all employees, paid volunteer time off, enhanced benefits for autism and reimbursement for using mass transit. NetApp also offers substantial opportunities for training and professional development. In addition to a generous tuition reimbursement program, they also have their very own "NetApp University" and extensive corporate communications.