Network Appliance Named One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Network Appliance Named One of Fortune
Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Employees Give NetApp High
Marks-NetApp Debuts at 39
Sunnyvale, CA - January 8, 2003 -- Network
Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise
storage solutions, today was named by FORTUNE magazine as one of
the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Debuting at number 39 on an
impressive list of top U.S. companies, Network Appliance is the
only the enterprise storage company recognized this year for its
premier work environment.
"We are honored to be named one of America's 'Best Companies to
Work For' by FORTUNE magazine," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of
Network Appliance. "The credit goes to our employees, who are the
lifeblood of our culture, our success, and our innovation. All that
NetApp has achieved and will achieve is a clear reflection of their
dedication and drive for excellence."
Network Appliance offers workers a variety of things that make it a
great place to work:
The company's strong corporate culture, which
is built on clearly articulated and relied upon values that guide
decision-making and actions
Strong employee communications through company
events, such as quarterly All Hands meetings, intranet webcasts,
and friendly team-building events
Its employee orientation program, T.O.A.S.T.
(Training On All Special Things), which gives employees an overview
of the company, our goals and objectives, and how each department
contributes to NetApp's overall success
Consistent encouragement and rewards such as
the NetAppreciation Awards for innovative thinking and teamwork
FORTUNE magazine compiles and selects the
"Best Companies to Work For" list every year from a pool of
eligible U.S.-based applicants. To be considered by FORTUNE,
submitting companies allow the magazine to survey randomly selected
employees on topics like trust in management, pride in work and
company, respect for the individual, and camaraderie. Two-thirds of
the ranking is based on the collected employee surveys. FORTUNE
also considers employee demographics, benefits and compensation,
and work-life balance offerings.
This year, FORTUNE worked with Levering and Moskowitz to survey a
random sample of employees from 269 candidate companies-more than
1,000 firms were considered to get their opinions about their
workplaces. A total of 40,713 employees responded to the survey,
created by the Great Place to Work Institute. Each company was also
asked to fill out a questionnaire describing its HR policies and
workplace culture. In scoring the responses, Levering and Moskowitz
placed the greatest weight on the employee responses (two-thirds of
the total), in addition to evaluating each company's benefits and
The Great Place to Work Institute assisted in creating the survey
and evaluating the company responses. The list and related stories
appear in the January 20, 2003 issue of FORTUNE magazine, available
on newsstands January 13, and at
www.fortune.com on January 7.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product and partner
firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage. Information
about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available
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