Network Appliance Named Among Top Five in Computerworld's "100 Best Places to Work in IT"
Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 11, 2003 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of
enterprise network storage solutions, today was named by IDG's
Computerworld as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT." The
company debuted at number four on an impressive list of U.S.
"It is an honor to be named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work
in IT," said Scot Klimke, Chief Information Officer at Network
Appliance. "The credit goes to our employees throughout NetApp, who
consistently distinguish themselves and fuel our success and
product innovations. All that NetApp has achieved and will achieve
stems from their dedication and drive for excellence."
According to Computerworld and Network Appliance employees surveyed
for this editorial award, Network Appliance offers a variety of
things that make it a great place to work:
- Management encourages open communication by
fostering junior IT managers meeting with senior management and to
provide feedback on the company.
- NetApp makes job satisfaction a top priority
by having senior managers meet every two weeks to discuss ways to
motivate, train, and positively challenge employees.
- The company provides a high quality of life
with perks such as a company gym at the Sunnyvale offices.
- NetApp promotes cultural diversity in the
- It emphasizes and rewards trust, simplicity,
and teamwork on projects.
"The companies we've named as Best Places to
Work all make an effort to keep their IT workers focused and
challenged, especially in hard economic times," said Maryfran
Johnson, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "The best employers use
ample training opportunities, rewarding projects, flexible
schedules, and a sense of pride in the IT department as key
ingredients to build great IT work environments."
About the List
This honor is part of the weekly IT newspaper's 10th annual Best
Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 9
issue and online at
feature, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT," ranks
the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based
on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in
categories such as benefits, diversity, career development,
training, and retention. In 2003, Computerworld surveyed more than
11,500 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored
heavily in determining the rankings.
About Network Appliance
NetApp 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 at www.netapp.com.
Network Appliance, Inc.