NetApp recently received two major awards with one theme: NetApp is a great place to work. FORTUNE Magazine ranked NetApp sixth on their “100 Best Companies to Work For” list of American companies for 2013. This comes on the heels of another major recognition – the Great Places to Work® Institute recently named NetApp the 3rd best workplace in the world.
“This recognition from FORTUNE magazine is all about our employees, who bring a passion and an energy to work that creates an environment where innovation thrives,” said Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp. “Building the best team in the industry and creating a culture that inspires employees is a key component of NetApp’s business strategy. It directly contributes to driving growth and success for us, and for our customers and partners.”
The award marks the fifth straight year that NetApp has ranked in the top ten. The list is created from a survey of more than 259 companies with responses from more than 277,000 employees and is “the most extensive corporate survey in the country,” according to FORTUNE Magazine. The survey considered several factors, including, management credibility, camaraderie, job satisfaction and corporate culture.
“There is a ton of emphasis placed on leadership, trust, integrity, teamwork, synergy and giving back,” explained Sandy Wallace, a NetApp sales representative, “We lead with our hearts but also with an urgency to get things done. We are accountable and respectful all at the same time. I love it here.”
The Great Places to Work institute (who partnered with FORTUNE Magazine on the survey) believes that investing in an excellent workplace does more than keep employees happy, it leads to better innovation, higher productivity, more loyal customers and, ultimately, greater profits. When you listen to praise from employees like Sandy Wallace, it’s easy to see why.