Shared Commitment to Delivering Customer and Partner Success Lands NetApp as #6 Best Place to Work in New York City

NetApp awarded Top 10 ranking on the <em>Crain’s New York Business</em> annual "Best Places to Work in New York City" list for the second consecutive year

SUNNYVALE, Calif.- January 3, 2012-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it ranked #6 on the Crain's New York Business annual "Best Places to Work in New York City" list for 2011. Following the company's recent #3 ranking on the first-ever World's Best Multinational Workplaces, this award further validates NetApp's commitment to driving growth and success for customers and partners with a culture of inspired employees driven to create great outcomes.

"NetApp employees are the heart of our success and our greatest competitive advantage," said Bill Hogan, New York area vice president, NetApp. "We are honored to be recognized by Crain's as an external validation of our employees' commitment to living our cultural values and creating a rewarding work environment that inspires extraordinary results. Our strong global culture is our biggest differentiator, contributing directly to our customers' and partners' success around the world."

Commitment to Being a Model Company Drives Success
NetApp is committed to building a model global company that values creativity, teamwork, open communication, leadership, adaptability, and innovation. These values add up to a unique culture that is a source of sustainable differentiation for the company worldwide and that enables employees to reimagine how to improve business and provide a foundation for customers and partners to maximize their success.

With employees driven toward a shared commitment to global success, NetApp nurtures its culture by measuring itself against the world's best workplaces. Along with NetApp's #6 ranking in New York City, NetApp has proven to be a great place to work in many other locations around the world, including:

  • World's Best Multinational Workplace: #3
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #1
  • United Kingdom: #2
  • Canada: #2
  • Switzerland: #2
  • Australia: #3
  • France: #4
  • Minnesota: #4
  • United States: #5
  • Netherlands: #5
  • Washington, D.C.: #5
  • Pennsylvania: #5
  • Europe: #6
  • Japan: #8
  • Germany: #8
  • India: #10
  • Boston: #14

About Crain's New York Business "Best Places to Work in New York City" List
Crain's partnered with the Best Companies Group to conduct 13,991 surveys of employees in New York City to identify New York City's Best Places to Work. More than 150 eligible companies with 25 or more employees participated in the process. Scores from employees, who answered a confidential 76-question survey, were combined with scores from a survey of the employers, which included questions about benefits and policies. Results from the employee surveys made up 75% of the total score; results from the employer surveys made up 25%.

About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group is dedicated to establishing "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs in an effort to distinguish companies who demonstrate and are superior in workplace excellence. We research the dynamics and characteristics of participating companies, analyze the data and produce a "Best" distinction that will make the company, the selected region (or industry) and the organizing partners proud. The very mission of Best Companies Group is to "identify and recognize" places of employment that are leading the way in defining the employee experience of the 21st century.

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About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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