Employee-Driven Culture Helps Fuel Customer and Partner Success, Earns NetApp #6 Ranking as Best Place to Work in New York City NetApp New York's Response to Superstorm Sandy Is Emblematic of a Company Culture That Inspires Employees to Do the Extraordinary SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- 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 storm. "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 extraordinary." 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 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 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, http://www.redcross.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: 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/ -- Read about NetApp's commitment to culture and its consistent recognition around the world: http://www.netapp.com/us/company/our-story/great-place-to-work -- 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 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. Press Contact: Danielle Grassi NetApp (408) 822-1447 firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee-Driven Culture Helps Fuel Customer and Partner
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