NetApp: The #1 Best Place to Work in Australia According to BRW's 2010 List of Best Companies by Great Place to Work™ Institute

Third consecutive year as one of the Best Companies in Australia

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 23 June 2010- NetApp today announced it has been awarded first place in BRW's annual "50 Best Places to Work" list, based on research conducted by the Great Place to Work™ Institute Australia.

Recognising NetApp's ongoing commitment to a strong, egalitarian workplace culture, this title is the result of NetApp's positive work environment which encourages trust, integrity, equality, autonomy, open communication, collaboration and opportunities for every employee. The company adopts a down-to-earth approach to accomplishing business objectives and believes in the strength of a shared vision where employee input is encouraged and valued. NetApp is committed to being a model company and its unique culture is embraced at all levels of the company.

Peter O'Connor, Vice President for NetApp Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are thrilled and honoured to be named the best company to work for in Australia. Our talented employees are our greatest asset and the driving force of our business. Their passion and dedication is fundamental to NetApp's success, both in Australia and around the world.

"In addition to having been named the best place to work in Australia, year-over-year, our employee survey scores have increased, providing us with the highest employee survey result ever. We are tremendously proud of being a great place to work and I thank the NetApp Australia team for its continued dedication to going beyond and providing an outstanding experience for our customers."

To select 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 the selection process is provided by completing 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 June 24 edition of BRW.

Today's results follow similar awards for NetApp in several other locations around the world. So far this year, NetApp has been ranked among the top 20 Great Places to Work in the following regions:

  • Switzerland - 1st place
  • Canada - 2nd place
  • France - 5th place
  • India - 5th place
  • UK - 6th place
  • US - 7th place
  • Netherlands - 10th place
  • Germany - 17th place

NetApp continues to live its values and offer a working environment that enables innovation, creativity and individual leadership resulting in customer success and an unparalleled customer experience.

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/au.

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