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Culture of Innovation as the Foundation for Customer and Partner Success Lands NetApp at #4 on <em>Crain’s Chicago Business’</em>s 2012 “Best Places to Work” List

Annual List Recognizes NetApp as One of the Best Work Environments in Chicago and the Region’s Highest-Ranked Technology Employer

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-April 16, 2012- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it ranked #4 on Crain's Chicago Business's annual "Best Places to Work" list for 2012. Following NetApp's January #6 ranking on FORTUNE's 2012 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, this marks the first time that NetApp has both participated in and received recognition in the Chicago area as a top place to work. Along with this honor, NetApp received distinctive recognition as the top technology firm among the neighboring technology companies in the six-county Chicago area, which further establishes NetApp as the company to do business with in the area.

With employees driven toward a shared commitment to global success through innovation, NetApp nurtures its culture by measuring itself against the world's best workplaces. This distinguished recognition given by Crain's Chicago Business follows a history of top-10 rankings that NetApp has received in various countries around the world for being a top employer and a great place to work.

News Facts

  • The Crain's Chicago Business "Best Places to Work" list was determined by the results of two surveys conducted by Crain's research partner, Buck Consultants LLC. For a company to achieve a ranking, a representative from the company completed a survey detailing hiring practices, benefits, and pay and the company's Chicago-area employees completed a second survey. The combined score of the company and employee surveys determined the 2012 "Best Places to Work" list.
  • Along with NetApp's #4 ranking in Chicago, the company has proven to be a great place to work in these locations around the world:
    • FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For" list: #6
    • World's Best Multinational Workplace: #3
    • Austria: #1
    • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #1
    • Japan: #2
    • France: #2
    • Germany: #2
    • United Kingdom: #2
    • Canada: #2
    • Switzerland: #2
    • Australia: #3
    • Minnesota: #4
  • NetApp's culture is the source of sustainable differentiation for the company, which is why the company believes that inspired employees do the extraordinary. As a true testament to giving back, every year employees at NetApp's Chicago office volunteer at the local Toys for Tots drive and the Chicago Food Depository. NetApp is also a host site for St. Baldrick's annual fundraising event; the Chicago campus recently raised over $37,000 for childhood-cancer research.

Supporting Quotes

  • Jeff Paley, regional director, Enterprise Sales, NetApp
    "We have a culture of treating our employees, our customers, and our partners with respect, for going beyond, and for doing the right thing. NetApp employees embody the core values of the company, which drives success for our customers and partners. Being selected by Crain's as a top place to work in Chicago is a true testament that our employees model our values, resulting in innovative products and outstanding services that help our partners and customers accelerate their businesses. I am especially proud to be part of this highly collaborative team, which has achieved record growth in the market."

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