NetApp ranks #3 in BRW’s Best Places to Work

Leading storage vendor continues to offer outstanding work environment for the sixth consecutive year

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) has been named #3 on BRW’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The result, based on research conducted by the Great Place to Work™ Institute of Australia, provides further validation that employee satisfaction is at the heart of the NetApp business. This result represents the sixth consecutive year in which NetApp has achieved a top 3 on the list.

“We are delighted with our ongoing recognition on BRW Magazine’s ‘Best Places to Work’ with this year’s #3 position,” said Steve Manley, managing director, NetApp ANZ. “Our employees are our number one asset and it’s essential that a working environment in which individuals and teams can be innovative is created and maintained. This results in the hiring and retention of quality people, which in turn leads to better outcomes for our customers and partners,”

“Creating a positive culture sits at the core of NetApp and it’s something that the entire company strives for, including the Australian business,” concluded Manley.

According to the Great Place to Work Institute, the development of a great workplace is a strong investment for companies to make, leading to improved recruitment, reduced turnover, higher rates of innovation and productivity, stronger employee satisfaction and, importantly, increased customer loyalty and higher profits. It is NetApp's commitment to fostering initiative, innovation, integrity, and above all, commitment to the customer in every employee that has led to its recognition as a terrific work environment.

Specific benefits afforded by NetApp to its staff include flexible work practices; educational benefits; and NetApp’s Volunteer Time Off program, which allows an extra week of paid leave per year in order to take part in community service.

This local recognition follows a number of global milestones. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary, joined the FORTUNE 500 list and was also named #3 on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, which is evidence of NetApp's thriving culture.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents.

About NetApp
SNetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com/au.

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