Sunnyvale, Calif. - January 22,
2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today was ranked by
FORTUNE magazine as number one of the "100 Best Companies
to Work For." This is the second year it has achieved a top-10
ranking and the third consecutive year it has been named in the top
15. An egalitarian culture, salary, unique benefits, and a
down-to-earth management style are attributes that have catapulted
the company to the number-one spot for 2009. NetApp chairman and
CEO Dan Warmenhoven believes this success is a result of the
company's continued commitment to embracing the values of what he
calls a "model company."
"We are excited and honored to be on the top
of FORTUNE's prestigious list. Our employees are the heart
of our company and the strength of our global culture," said
Warmenhoven. "That culture values teamwork, productivity,
leadership, and innovation. It helps us create bigger customer
breakthroughs, retain top talent, and deliver greater shareholder
returns. I am very proud of what we have accomplished - and what
our employees cherish every day: a collaborative workplace that
achieves great results."
To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For,"
FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of
The Great Place to Work® Institute to conduct the
most extensive employee survey in corporate America. This year, 353
companies participated in the survey. Two-thirds of a company's
score are based on the Institute's survey, which is sent to a
minimum of 400 randomly selected employees. The remaining third is
based on a company's responses to the Culture Audit Questionnaire,
which asks detailed questions about demographics; pay and benefits;
and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication; and
FORTUNE magazine compiles and
selects the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list every year from a
pool of eligible U.S.-based applicants. More details on this year's
ranking and process can be found online at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/ and in the
February 2, 2009, issue of FORTUNE, available on
newsstands on January 26, 2009, and at www.fortune.com on
January 22, 2009.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
To learn more about the history and culture
of NetApp, get a copy of How to Castrate a Bull by NetApp
founder Dave Hitz at www.howtocastrateabull.com.