Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 8,
2009-NetApp today announced it took second place in the
2009 Best Companies list compiled by the Great Place to Work®
Institute Australia and published in BRW Magazine.
This is the second consecutive year that
NetApp Australia achieved a top-two ranking on the Best Companies
list. An egalitarian culture, open communication, salary, unique
benefits, and down-to-earth management style are the factors that
earned the company the number-two spot for 2009.
Peter O'Connor, managing director for NetApp
Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are very excited and honored
to be in the top-two Best Companies in Australia. Our exceptional
employees are the heart of the company and the strength of our
culture, which is reflected in NetApp offices across Australia and
all over the world.
"We live by the values of teamwork,
productivity, leadership, and innovation, which help us create
bigger customer breakthroughs and retain top talent.
"I am very proud of this accomplishment and
thank all of our employees for their continued commitment to
achieving great results and providing customers with an outstanding
To pick the list of Best Companies, the Great
Place to Work Institute works with companies to complete an
employee survey and a culture audit.
Companies are selected as a Best Company
primarily on the basis of their employees' responses to the Great
Place to Work Trust Index©, a proprietary employee survey
developed by the Great Place to Work Institute. Further information
used for the selection process is provided by completion of the
Great Place to Work Culture Audit©, a two-part
management questionnaire also developed by the Great Place to Work
This year, BRW Magazine published
the list of Best Companies from the Great Place to Work Institute's
annual survey, available in the April 30 edition of BRW.
Today's announcement follows similar awards
for NetApp in several other locations around the world,
- United States-First place in FORTUNE magazine's 2009
"Best Companies to Work For"
- Germany-Ninth place in the "Best Workplaces in Germany" by the
Great Place to Work Institute Germany
- India-Fourteenth place in the "Best Employers in India" study
by Hewitt Associates
- France-Fourteenth place in the "Best Workplaces France" by the
Great Place to Work Institute France
- Netherlands-Eleventh place in "25 Best Places to Work" by the
Great Place to Work Institute Netherlands and listed in the Het
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