The Boston Globe Names NetApp to Globe 100’s Top Places to Work 2008
Waltham, MA -
November 10, 2008 - NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today
announced that it has been named one of the Top Places to Work in
Massachusetts in the debut of an employee-based survey project from
The Boston Globe. NetApp was ranked 46 on the overall list and was
listed as number 20 on the Top 40 Small Workplaces
list1. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine was
published in the Sunday Globe on November 9, 2008, and can be
viewed online at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.
"We are proud to be ranked as one of the top
places to work in Massachusetts," said Joel Reich, vice president
and general manager, SANiSAN Business Unit at NetApp. "This award
recognizes NetApp's commitment to offering the culture, workplace
environment, and benefits that our employees value."
NetApp has been in the Boston area since
2000. In 2005, the company expanded operations with the opening of
a 35,000 square foot office in Waltham. Early in 2008, NetApp added
another 25,000 square feet to its Waltham facility and currently
employs 205 people in the region. NetApp's Waltham office
encompasses a broad spectrum of business disciplines, including
sales, engineering, product management, marketing, facilities, and
human resources. This site is proud to provide support to the local
community with annual contributions to the Greater Boston Food
Bank, American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program, and other
The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine
highlights NetApp's Volunteer Time Off program (VTO) for bringing
community service to a new level. The VTO program offers full-time
employees five days of paid time off a year to volunteer at a
community organization of their choice. As recognized in the
magazine, "between August 2007 and April 2008, 755 NetApp employees
across the United States donated 9,936 hours to volunteer with
their favorite charities, resulting in in-kind donations valued at
In addition to being ranked in the Globe
100's Top Places to Work, NetApp has made FORTUNE magazine's "100
Best Companies to Work For" list every year since 2002.
Produced by the same team that compiles the
21-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public
companies in Massachusetts, Top Places to Work recognizes the most
progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about
company leadership, compensation and training, diversity and
inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and
values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as
publicly held businesses are included in the analysis.
The rankings in the Globe 100's Top Places to
Work are based on survey information collected by
WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee
engagement and retention, from 120,000 employees at about 300
Massachusetts organizations. This is the first time that a Globe
100 report honors private as well as publicly held organizations.
Steve Ainsley, publisher of The Boston Globe,
stated, "All the companies included in the Globe 100's Top Places
to Work deserve a great deal of recognition. It's clear that they
value their employees and make it a priority to create a positive
To qualify for the Globe 100's Top Places to
Work, a company must have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts.
Nearly 300 qualified companies accepted an invitation to
participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on
the basis of employee responses.
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1 There are several lists
broken out by company size, by industry sector (sector lists appear
online only, not in the magazine), and by achievement in any of
four indicators of success as a great workplace:
diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly
flexibility, and values and ethics.