100 Best Companies to Work For
Network Appliance
Rank: 27 (2005 rank: 24)
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Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA
Industry: Net Hardware
Midsized Companies Rank: 11
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 1,600
U.S. Sites: 38
Website: http://www.netapp.com
What makes it so great?
Time to tapas. This data-storage firm whisked 327 salespeople and their guests to Barcelona to celebrate meeting their targets. President Tom Mendoza makes 15 to 20 calls a week to thank employees for their contributions
U.S. employees 2,712
Employees outside U.S. 1,191
% minorities 32
% women 22
New jobs (1 year) 561
% job growth (1 year) 26
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 66
% voluntary turnover 8
Applicants 78,970
Most common job (salaried) Software Engineer $128,317
Most common job (hourly) Material Handler $37,260
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.