Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands —
June 09, 2015
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) was named #1 on the annual “100 Best Workplaces” in Europe list by Great Place to Work®. From this list, a group of 25 companies was honoured as the “
Best Multinational Workplaces” in Europe. This marks the seventh consecutive time that NetApp has been named to this annual list.
Organisations that appear on the “Best Multinational Workplaces” in Europe list have been recognised as a great workplace in at least three countries in Europe. NetApp achieved the top position on this year’s list after being recognised by its employees in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Companies that rank high on the list stand out for having created a consistent, high-trust, and supportive workplace culture across national borders. Great Place to Work assesses and selects the best workplaces from the results of an anonymous employee survey. The survey focuses on trust in leadership, recognition, professional development, and camaraderie. Employees also comment on work-life balance, the execution of strategy, overall atmosphere, values, and management styles.
Manfred Reitner, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, NetApp
“It’s a great honour to be first in this year’s Great Place to Work ranking in Europe. This recognition is a testament to NetApp’s unique company culture and the trusted relationship between leadership and employees. I want to thank employees for their continued loyalty and commitment. This award is a source of pride for the company and a demonstration that NetApp employees in Europe are united through a shared set of core values, which include trust, integrity, leadership, simplicity, adaptability, teamwork, synergy, and going beyond the call of duty to achieve exceptional results.”
Frank Abbenhuijs, Human Resources Lead, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, NetApp
“This year’s result is proof that NetApp has managed to maintain a unique culture where teamwork thrives around the world. In addition to this immense recognition, one of the most valuable elements we receive is the feedback from the survey, which helps NetApp continually improve the company culture. I am grateful to be leading such a highly engaged group of employees.”
In order to be a candidate for the Best Workplaces in Europe list, a company must have appeared on a national Best Workplaces list in at least one country in Europe. During the 2014–2015 cycle, more than 820 companies earned a spot on Best Workplaces lists in 19 countries in the region. This group of companies was eligible for consideration for the regional list. The companies on the Best Workplaces in Europe list appear in three categories—Best Multinational Workplaces, Best Large Workplaces, and Best Small & Medium Workplaces. For more information about the list, read the official report by Great Place to Work.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.
About the Best Workplaces in Europe List
Great Place to Work’s 13th annual Best Workplaces in Europe List ranks the top workplaces in the Europe region. Countries included in the ranking are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
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