IT firm NetApp is Australia’s best place to work: Survey

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Melbourne, June 23 (ANI): Business magazine BRW has declared IT firm NetApp as the best place to work in Australia, owing to conditions such as staff flexibility, perks and education benefits etc.

According to a report, Australians are happiest in companies that offer perks, flexibility and trust.

IT and professional services firms make up almost half of Australia’s best places to work, with data storage company NetApp knocking Google from the top spot.

The Sydney-based company offers its 149 staff health and life insurance, gym memberships, education benefits, bonuses and flexible work practices.

The CEO uses a regular desk in the open plan office and takes the view that if you get the work done, it doesn’t matter when you work.

Employees listed flexible work as the favourite benefit, with health and education or training also highly valued.

More than 70 per cent of the companies on the list have flexible start and finish times and allow working from home. Half also offer extra maternity benefits.

Employees value good pay and benefits, but a culture of trust - including transparency and equality- is key to creating a great place to work and keeping staff happy, he said.

BRW top five best places to work

1. NetApp Australia (information technology)

2. Diageo Australia, manufacturing (beverage)

3. OBS (information technology)

4. Google Australia (media - internet services)

5. Sentis (education and training) (ANI)

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