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1. NetApp
NetApp
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 1 (Previous rank: 14)
What makes it so great?
Employee enthusiasm for the legendary egalitarian culture helped catapult NetApp to No. 1 after six years on our list.

Typical of its down-to-earth management ethos, NetApp early on ditched a travel policy a dozen ­pages long in favor of this maxim: "We are a frugal company. But don't show up dog-tired to save a few bucks. Use your common sense." Rather than business plans, many units write "future histories," imagining where their business will be a year or two out.

And the benefits are tops: five paid days for volunteer work, $11,390 adoption aid, and autism coverage -- used by 43 employees since 2006 at a cost of $242,452. The company has gained market share during the slump, hasn't had layoffs, and has more than $2 billion in cash on hand to help it ride out the global financial crisis.

Headquarters: 495 East Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
2007 revenue ($ millions): 3,303
Website: www.netapp.com
Employees  
U.S. employees 5,014
Employees outside U.S. 2,839
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 528
% job growth (1 year) 12%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 45,898
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 55
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Member Technical Staff, Software 4
$134,716
Most common job (hourly):
Executive Assistant 1
$88,525
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 34%
% women 24%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 264
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 264
From the February 2, 2009 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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