NetApp Australia Ranked #2 on BRW's 2009 List of Best Companies by Great Place to Work™ Institute

NetApp Australia Ranked #2 on BRW's 2009 List of Best Companies by Great Place to Work™ Institute

Second consecutive year as one of the Best Companies in Australia<br> <br>Follows NetApp US winning first position in FORTUNE Magazine’s 2009 “Best Companies to Work For”

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 experience."

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™ Institute.

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 BRW.

Today's announcement follows similar awards for NetApp in several other locations around the world, including:

  • 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 Hewitt Associates
  • 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.

About NetApp
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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