|By Marketwired .||
|November 14, 2012 02:34 AM EST||
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today was named the #3 best workplace in the world by the Great Place to Work® Institute and marks the second consecutive year that NetApp finished in the top 3 of this exclusive list. The company joins an elite group of 25 multinational companies that were recognized by their employees for their unique workplace cultures and commitment to employee excellence. NetApp believes inspired employees can do the extraordinary, which in turn produces great results for NetApp customers and partners.
"Getting recognized for a second consecutive year as one of the top 3 workplaces in the world is a tremendous accomplishment and further reinforces our commitment to creating a model company," said Tom Georgens, president and chief executive officer, NetApp. "NetApp was founded 20 years ago on a culture of innovation that is focused on building a workplace that employees want to be a part of and inspiring a dedication to deliver the best possible customer and partner experience."
Here's What NetApp's Global Customers and Partners Are Saying:
- Brian Young, manager of Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Adena Health System
"Adena's transformation to a converged IT infrastructure would not have been possible without NetApp. It's not just NetApp's technology and solutions that made our transformation a success, but their people as well. It's obvious that they have a very unique culture that is truly focused on delivering amazing outcomes for their customers. I want to congratulate NetApp on its World's Best Multinational Workplace ranking and look forward to a continued partnership with them."
- Olof Sand, chief executive officer and president, Proact IT Group.
"NetApp and Proact have grown in unison to become major partners across EMEA. It's clear that NetApp's culture inspires its employees' commitment to helping their partners succeed. Additionally, NetApp solutions enable us to deliver to our customers an agile data infrastructure that is at the heart of new offerings such as Proact Managed Cloud Services and Probox. It's this combination of culture and innovation that has made NetApp the preferred partner for Proact to drive our customers' satisfaction."
- Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat
"NetApp's standing as one of the world's top workplaces is a testament to their people and culture. At Red Hat, we celebrate innovation and believe our relationship with NetApp has flourished because they too work to innovate across everything they do. On behalf of Red Hat, I congratulate NetApp on this honor and look forward to our continued collaboration to help companies around the world solve problems in new and better ways."
Core Values Drive Unique Global Culture
NetApp's global culture is based on a core set of values that include trust, integrity, leadership, simplicity, adaptability, teamwork, and a go-beyond attitude. These values serve as the foundation that fuels NetApp and its employees to innovate across all areas of the business to deliver an outstanding customer experience, forge best-in-class partnerships, develop industry-leading products and technology, and build the best team in the industry. The commitment to innovation that NetApp shares with customers and partners around the world has helped NetApp achieve an industry leadership position in the following areas.*
- NetApp® Data ONTAP is the world's #1 storage OS.
- NetApp storage powers 96% of the FORTUNE® 100.
- NetApp is saving IT more than $25 billion and counting.
- NetApp guarantees** that customers will use 50% less storage.
- NetApp is the #1 storage market leader in Germany.***
- NetApp is the #1 storage provider to the U.S. Government.
NetApp's Culture Recognized Around the World
Because its culture is a source of sustainable differentiation for the company, NetApp is committed to measuring itself against the world's top workplaces. The Great Place to Work captures valuable employee sentiment, identifies areas of improvement, and sets a high bar to strive for. In addition to NetApp's #3 ranking on the "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list, the company also ranks among the top-10 best workplaces in 12 different countries around the world:
- Austria: #1
- Switzerland: #1
- Australia: #2
- Europe: #2
- France: #2
- Germany: #2
- Japan: #2
- Canada: #3
- United Kingdom: #5
- United States: #6
- Denmark: #6
- Netherlands: #8
Additionally, NetApp ranks among the top-10 best workplaces, as determined by local surveys, in these cities and states throughout the United States:
- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #2
- Pennsylvania: #3
- Dallas: #3
- Chicago: #4
- New York: #6
- Washington, D.C.: #7
- Minnesota: #10
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents.
About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List
The second annual "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have appeared on at least 5 national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40% of their global workforce (or 5,000 employees) must work outside of the company's home country. The second annual "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list was revealed at a gala event tonight in San Francisco.
- Learn why Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, says a vibrant culture in good and bad times can be a company's greatest asset: http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2012/11/14/great-places-to-work/
- Read why Gwen McDonald, executive vice president of HR for NetApp, believes culture is such an important component of company success: https://communities.netapp.com/community/
- Follow NetApp on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetApp
- Get the latest on NetApp culture: http://www.facebook.com/NetAppCulture
- Join NetApp on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetApp
- View NetApp videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/NetAppTV
- Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=111681
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.
NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
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