SYDNEY, Australia -
April 30, 2009 - NetApp today announced it has
taken 2nd place in BRW's inaugural Top 50 Great Places to
Work list, based on research conducted by the Great Place to
Work™ Institute Australia.
This is the second consecutive year NetApp
Australia has achieved a top-two ranking on the Best Companies
list. An egalitarian culture, open communication, salary, unique
benefits and down-to-earth management style are what have earned
the company the number-two spot for 2009.
Peter O'Connor, Managing Director for NetApp
Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are very excited and honoured
to be in the top two Best Companies in Australia. Our exceptional
employees are the heart of the company and the strength of our
culture, which is reflected in NetApp offices across Australia, and
all over the world.
"We live by the values of teamwork,
productivity, leadership and innovation, which help us create
bigger customer breakthroughs and retain top talent.
"I am very proud of this accomplishment and
thank all of our employees for their continued commitment to
achieving great results and providing customers with an outstanding
To pick the list of Best Companies, the Great
Place to Work™ Institute works with companies to complete an
employee survey and a culture audit.
Companies are selected as a Best Company
primarily on the basis of their employees' responses to the Great
Place to Work™ Trust Index™, a proprietary employee survey
developed by the Great Place to Work™ Institute. Further
information used for selection process is provided by completion of
the Great Place to Work™ Culture Audit©, a two part management
questionnaire, also developed by the Great Place to Work™
This year, BRW Magazine published
the list of Best Companies from the Great Places to Work
Institute's annual survey, available in the April 30 edition of
Today's announcement follows similar awards
for NetApp in several other locations around the world,
- US - First place in FORTUNE Magazine's 2009 "Best
Companies to Work For"
- Germany - 9th place in the "Best Workplaces in Germany" by the
Great Places to Work Institute™ Germany
- India - 14th place in the "Best Employers in India" Study by
- France - 14th place in the "Best Workplaces France" by the
Great Place to Work Institute™ France
- Netherlands - 11th place in "25 Best Places to Work" by the
Great Place to Work Institute™ Netherlands and listed in the
Het Financieele Dagblad.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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