Company culture dedicated to customer success places NetApp at #2 on Australia’s 2012 Best Places to Work List by BRW

NetApp at the top of <em>BRW’s</em> Best Companies list for the fifth consecutive year

SYDNEY, Australia - 22 June 2012 - NetApp has been awarded a top ranking on BRW's 2012 "50 Best Places to Work" list for the fifth consecutive year. Based on research conducted by the Great Place to Work™ Institute Australia, NetApp this year was ranked #2.

The consistent recognition in the top three as a great place to work provides further validation that NetApp's customers, partners and employees are inspired by a company with a strong set of values at the core of its culture. Initiative, innovation, integrity, and above all, commitment to the customer are encouraged for every employee. These principles create a unique culture that fosters an environment where employees thrive, providing inspiration to help partners and customers maximize their success. Specific benefits enjoyed by staff include flexible work practices; education benefits; and NetApp's Volunteer Time Off program which allows an extra week paid leave to take part in community service.

"We are committed to building a company that drives growth and success for our customers and partners," said Peter O'Connor, Vice President for NetApp Australia and New Zealand. "Earning another spot on BRW magazine's list of the 'Best Place to Work' is fantastic recognition of our talented and passionate team."

"Our employees are the heart and soul of our company, enabling us to attract and retain the best talent in our industry. Our commitment to shared values unites us globally and fosters an environment in which innovation and teamwork thrive."

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.

NetApp's culture is the source of sustainable differentiation for the company, which is why the company nurtures its culture by measuring itself against the world's best workplaces. This ranking on BRW's "Best Place to Work" list follows NetApp's #6 ranking in the United States on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2012, #2 in Europe and #3 World's Best Multinational Workplace ranking by the Great Place to Work Institute. The following global rankings are among the "top 10" workplaces in their respective countries and underscore NetApp's commitment to upholding its values and culture as the foundation of a great place to work:

  • Switzerland: #1
  • Austria: #1
  • France: #2
  • Germany: #2
  • Japan: #2
  • Europe: #2
  • Canada #3
  • United Kingdom: #5
  • United States #6
  • Netherlands: #8
  • India: #10

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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