6. Network Appliance (NTAP)
What makes it so great?
Data-storage company climbed 21 spots as employees cheered enhanced benefits for parents of special-needs children, widespread use of flexible schedules (95% of employees), and a soaring stock (up 50% in 2006).

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.
Top 3 (of 50) U.S. locations: Sunnyvale, Research Triangle Park , Mclean
2005 revenue ($ millions): 2,070
Website: www.netapp.com
U.S. employees 3,553
Employees outside U.S. 1,492
New jobs (1 year) 876
% job growth (1 year) 33
% voluntary turnover 12
Applicants 60,952
Most common job (salaried):
MTS Software 4
Most common job (hourly):
Administrative Assistant 3
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 66
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 34%
% women 23%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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 2005 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 salaried and hourly employees.