<em>Star Tribune</em> Names NetApp #4 Top Place to Work in Minnesota
EDINA, Minnesota-June 21,
2011-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it was
ranked #4 in the small employer category on the Star
Tribune's "Top Workplaces" list in Minnesota for 2011. NetApp
also received a Special Award for Appreciation of Employees. This
marks the first time that NetApp appeared on the list and took part
in the survey. NetApp is committed to building a model company with
a culture that values creativity, teamwork, productivity,
leadership, and innovation. NetApp's facility in Edina, Minnesota,
which first opened in 1997, is a regional sales and support
- NetApp's strong corporate culture, open communication,
competitive salaries, unique benefits, and down-to-earth management
style are valued by its employees and have led to the company's
consistently high rankings on "Best Workplace" lists around the
- This ranking in Minnesota follows NetApp's #5 ranking in the
United States on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to
Work For" list for 2011.
- With its #4 ranking in Minnesota, NetApp now ranks among the
top 10 best places to work in 15 different regions around the
- Australia: #1
- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #1
- Canada: #2
- New York City: #2
- Switzerland: #2
- United Kingdom: #2
- France: #4
- Minnesota: # 4
- India: #5
- Netherlands: #5
- United States: #5
- Washington, D.C.: #5
- Europe: #6
- Germany: #8?
- Japan: #8
- Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in
Minnesota based on employee opinions about company leadership,
communication, career opportunities, workplace environment,
managerial skills, pay, and benefits. The analysis included
responses from over 60,500 employees at Minnesota public, private,
and nonprofit organizations.
- NetApp was awarded the 'Appreciation of Employees' award based
on responses from NetApp employees giving the highest ranking of
all participating companies to questions pertaining to feeling
appreciated for their work.
- The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces
list are based on survey information collected by
WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee
engagement and retention.
- To qualify to be a Star Tribune Top Workplace, a
company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,200
companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite
scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
- The full list of Top Workplaces in Minnesota was published in
the June 19 issue of the Star Tribune.
- Matt Ammentorp, regional sales director based in
NetApp's Edina office
"Getting selected by the Star Tribune as one of the best
places to work in Minnesota in our first year taking part in the
survey is fantastic recognition of the outstanding team we have in
Edina and how NetApp's unique corporate culture and talented
employees help distinguish NetApp in the marketplace. There is also
a true passion among our team in Edina for delivering the IT
efficiency and flexibility that help our customers and partners
take their businesses to the next level."
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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