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  • 20 January 2012 09:53

Customer and Partner Success is Foundation for Culture That Lands NetApp #6 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

Annual List Recognises NetApp’s Culture of Innovation for 10th Consecutive Year

SYDNEY, Australia.—January 20, 2012—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today was ranked #6 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year NetApp was ranked in the top 10 and sixth consecutive year it was ranked in the top 15. The consistent recognition as a great place to work around the world validates NetApp’s commitment to sustaining a culture where innovation thrives and inspired employees help partners and customers succeed so that businesses built on NetApp go further, faster.

“We are committed to building a model company that drives growth and success for our customers and partners,” said Tom Georgens, president and CEO, NetApp. “Earning a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ is fantastic recognition of our talented and passionate employees, who make our customer promise—‘go further, faster’—a reality every single day.”

Culture of Innovation Drives Success NetApp is committed to creating a model global company that fosters creativity, teamwork, open communication, leadership, adaptability, and innovation. These principles add up to a unique culture that creates an environment where employees and innovation thrive and helps partners and customers maximise their success.

NetApp’s culture is the source of sustainable differentiation for the company, which is why the company nurtures its culture by measuring itself against the world’s best workplaces. In addition to NetApp’s latest ranking on FORTUNE’s “100 Great Companies to Work For” list, the following global rankings underscore NetApp’s commitment to upholding its values and culture as the foundation of a great place to work:

- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #1

- Canada: #2

- Switzerland: #2

- United Kingdom: #2

- Australia: #3

- World’s Best Multinational Workplace #3

- France: #4

- Minnesota: #4

- Netherlands: #5

- Pennsylvania: #5

- Washington, D.C.: #5

- Europe: #6

- New York City: #6

- Germany: #8

- Japan: #8

- India: #10

- Boston: #14

What Some of NetApp’s Customers Are Saying

Kenneth Danila, IT Operations Manager at VHB

“NetApp's annual recognition on the ‘100 Great Companies to Work For’ list is not surprising to us at VHB. NetApp’s dedicated, responsive, and hard-working employees have helped us connect our two most vital assets, our people and our data, and better enable us to help our customers solve the nation's most complex transportation, land development, environmental, and urban design and planning challenges. We congratulate NetApp and look forward to our continued joint success.”

Bob Gelety, Director of Network Engineering, Clark Construction Group, LLC

"A significant portion of Clark Construction Group's data and applications resides on NetApp, giving us the flexibility and efficiency we need to further our technology innovation and venture into promising new markets. NetApp's annual recognition on the ‘100 Great Companies to Work For’ list underscores its commitment to its employees, who help customers like us propel our business."

About the 100 Best Companies to Work For List

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 280 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 246,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the Institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.

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