Employee-Driven Culture Helps Fuel Customer and Partner Success, Earns NetApp #6 Ranking as Best Place to Work in New York City

Mon Dec 3, 2012 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Dec 03 (Marketwire) -- 
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it ranked #6 on the Crain's
New York Business Journal's annual "Best Place to Work in New York City"
list for 2012. This marks the third consecutive year that NetApp has
appeared in the top 10 on this distinguished list. This #6 ranking
affirms NetApp's unique company culture and strong commitment to
employees, customers, and partners around the world. 

    NetApp's model-company approach is based on a core set of values that
include trust, integrity, leadership, simplicity, adaptability, teamwork,
and a go-beyond attitude. This strong set of shared values makes NetApp a
company that customers and partners want to work with. In addition to
enabling its customers' and partners' success, these core values were
instrumental to NetApp's commitment to the community in the aftermath of
Superstorm Sandy. NetApp employees, including many from the New York
office, immediately rallied together to aid in the efforts to get the
recovery underway. Employees drove hundreds of miles to pump water out of
people's homes and to deliver provisions such as gas, milk, generators,
water, and clothing to coworkers, customers, and partners impacted by the

    "Our employees are the heart of our culture, and this recognition
supports NetApp's continued efforts to sustain our values and foundation
as a great place to work," said Bill Hogan, vice president and general
manager, NetApp U.S. Enterprise, based in New York. "First and foremost,
we offer our deepest condolences to anyone affected by the devastation
Sandy inflicted. I couldn't be more proud of how NetApp employees
responded to help those affected -- they didn't even think, they just
reacted. This impactful response is a perfect example of NetApp's culture
at work and clearly illustrates how inspired employees can do the

    NetApp's New York City office first opened in 1997, and it is the
headquarters for Americas sales operations. It includes the Global,
Enterprise, Commercial, and Telecommunications business units. With
approximately 130 full-time employees and 45 contractors, this office
provides storage and data management solutions to various customer
segments, including media and entertainment, enterprise,
telecommunications, legal, healthcare, pharmaceutical, advertising, state
and local government agencies, and K-12 and higher education. 

    Culture Empowers Great Results 
 This recognition follows NetApp's recent
#3 ranking on the second-annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces
list. It marked the second consecutive year that NetApp ranked #3. In
addition to NetApp's #6 ranking on the "Best Place to Work in New York
City" list, the company also ranks among the top-10 best workplaces in
many different regions around the world, including:

--  Austria: #1
--  Switzerland: #1
--  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #2
--  Australia: #2
--  Europe: #2
--  France: #2
--  Germany: #2
--  Japan: #2
--  Canada: #3
--  Pennsylvania: #3
--  Dallas: #3
--  Chicago: #4
--  United Kingdom: #5
--  United States: #6
--  Denmark: #6
--  Washington, D.C.: #7
--  Netherlands: #8
--  Minnesota: #10


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
16,000 surveys of employees in the New York City area to identify New
York City's Best Places to Work for 2012. More than 150 eligible
companies with 25 or more employees participated in the process within
the city's five boroughs. Scores from employees, who answered a
confidential 76-question survey, were combined with scores from an
81-question employer survey, which included questions about benefits and
policies. Results were weighted from both the employees, whose scores
comprised 75% of the total score, and the employer surveys, which made up

    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 that
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.

    Additional Resources 

--  Get more information on Crain's New York Business Journal Best Places
    to Work rankings: http://www.bestplacestoworknyc.com
--  Contribute to the recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy by donating to
    AmeriCares or the American Red Cross: http://www.americares.org,
--  Learn why Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, says a vibrant culture
    in good and bad times can be a company's greatest asset:
--  Read why Gwen McDonald, executive vice president of HR for NetApp,
    believes culture is such an important component of company success:
--  Read about NetApp's commitment to culture and its consistent
    recognition around the world:
--  Follow NetApp on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetApp
--  Get the latest on NetApp culture:
--  Join NetApp on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetApp
--  View NetApp videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/NetAppTV
--  Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn:


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.

    NetApp, the NetApp logo, and Go further, faster 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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