NetApp Ranked #2 Best Place to Work in the D.C. Area by Washington Business Journal

Vienna, Virginia-June 18, 2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it took second place in the large company category (with nonlocal headquarters) on the Washington Business Journal's 50 "Best Places to Work" in the D.C. area list for 2009. NetApp has had a presence in the D.C. area since June 1999, and its facility in Vienna, Virginia, focuses on the U.S. public sector: federal, state, local, and K-12 education customers.

"We are very excited and honored to be recognized for our employees' opinion that NetApp is one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the D.C. area," said Mark Weber, president and general manager of the U.S. Public Sector at NetApp. "The feedback gathered in this survey reaffirms our employees' spirit and passion for the core NetApp values, including trust, integrity, teamwork, and synergy. These strong values help drive innovation, business breakthroughs, and outstanding customer experiences."

The 50 "Best Places to Work" list is based on the results of random and confidential surveys administered by the Washington Business Journal. NetApp employees based in the D.C. area responded to the survey, giving the company high marks for creating a workplace in which employees believe their efforts and professional opinions are respected, new workers feel welcomed and can clearly see a path toward professional growth, company leaders have clearly articulated the mission and philosophy of the business, and employees can have a little fun now and again to celebrate a job well done.

In January 2009, NetApp was named #1 on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, marking the third consecutive year in the top 15 and the seventh straight year in the top 50. See why employees like working at NetApp in the NetApp #1 Place to Work YouTube video. In 2008, NetApp was ranked highly by its employees in other U.S. regions with significant employee counts, including:

  • Research Triangle Park-Second place in the large category on the 2008 "Best Place to Work" in Research Triangle Park list by the Triangle Business Journal
  • Massachusetts-Forty-sixth place on the overall list and number 20 on the Top 40 Small Workplaces list of the 2008 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine
  • Silicon Valley-Listed on the Best Companies to Work For list in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal

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