NetApp Ranked #2 Best Place to Work for 2011

<em>NetApp remains in the “Top 10” for third consecutive year </em>

LONDON, UK. 01 June 2011 - NetApp, the storage and data management specialist, today announced that it was ranked #2 by the UK Great Places to Work® Institute. Ranked #4 in 2009 and #6 in 2010, NetApp is the only IT business to be included in the top 10 for 3 consecutive years.

This ranking in the UK follows NetApp's #5 ranking in the United States on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2011. NetApp is also recognised around the world as a Great Place to Work and is ranked among the top 10 in all ten countries where Best Workplace rankings are offered.

According to the Great Place to Work Model, there are three primary relationships within a workplace from the employee perspective: Trust, Pride, and Camaraderie. NetApp has actively developed a strong culture within its UK business to reinforce these relationships though its model company vision of delivering the best possible results for the communities it serves by embracing and living a set of shared core values. These values include: trust and integrity, leadership, simplicity, adaptability, teamwork and synergy, go beyond, and get things done. Living these values enables NetApp employees to build and deliver products and services that help its customers achieve business breakthroughs through greater IT efficiency and flexibility.

Dave Allen, Managing Director for UK & Ireland at NetApp comments, "The UK business has seen double-digit growth over the last year, which is testament to the great work our teams are doing across the business. Culture plays a critical role in our success and we work on strengthening this every day through our internal communications, recruitment and people development, engagement with customers, and the way our staff strive for excellence. We're proud to be part of a business that succeeds and it's a great honour to be recognised by Great Places to Work for the third year."

The UK's Best Workplaces Programme is run by the Great Place to Work® Institute UK, which forms part of the world's largest scheme to recognise excellence in people management.

NetApp currently ranks in the Top 10 best places to work as recognised by the Great Places to Work® Institute around the world, with rankings including the following:

  • Australia: #1
  • Switzerland: #2
  • Canada: #2
  • France: #4
  • Netherlands: #5
  • India: #5
  • USA: #5
  • Japan: #8
  • Germany: #8

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