NetApp tops 'Best Companies to Work For' list

Storage maker NetApp receives top billing on <i>Fortune</i> magazine's list of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For," unseating previous two-time winner Google.

Dawn Kawamoto Former Staff writer, CNET News
Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.
Dawn Kawamoto

Storage maker NetApp ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's list of the top 100 companies to work for, bumping Google from its perch, according to a report in the publication on Thursday.

NetApp, which employs nearly 8,000 people worldwide, was selected for its "employees enthusiasm," along with its benefits from nearly $11,400 in adoption aid to five paid days to do volunteer work.

And even better still, the company is one of the few in the hiring mode during these recessionary times, seeking to fill 55 positions as of January 13.

This year's ranking propels NetApp to the No. 1 spot from its previous position last year at No. 6. But it also knocks Google down from its perch at No. 1, where it has remained over the previous two years. The search giant ranked No. 4 on the list, after having given up on such things as an afternoon tea and its annual ski trip, according to the report.

NetApp also leapfrogged over Cisco Systems, which ranked No. 6 on the list, and biotech titan Genentech, which ranked No. 7.