The Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) recently named NetApp and 26 other companies as Best Places to Work in the Wichita community. WBJ recognizes great workplaces based on employee survey feedback. They recognize the top-ranking companies in three divisions – small, medium, and large businesses. We are very proud to announce that in our very first submission for the Wichita office, we were named a best place to work among companies with more than 150 employees in our community.
The unique corporate culture at NetApp is rooted in core values that are instilled in every employee. The core values and culture inspire passion in employees both in and outside of the office. The Wichita office is a tight-knit community of talented employees who represent engineering, technical support, manufacturing, sales, and other teams that support the NetApp® E-Series and FAS products. Our strong sense of community comes through in our regular volunteer work as part of NetApp’s volunteer program. In addition to personal days off, every year NetApp employees can take 5 paid days to volunteer for an organization of their choice. The Wichita office takes advantage of this benefit to regularly work at Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, food banks, St. Baldrick’s, and other organizations.
The results of our annual St. Baldrick’s fundraising event were very impressive! St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer. With the support of the community, NetApp employees in Wichita raised about 180% of our fundraising goal of $25,000. At the end of the fun-filled event, we had raised more than $45,000 and close to 90 people had gotten their head shaved in support of this cause. Since 2007, NetApp employees around the world have raised more than $4.8 million for St. Baldrick’s. It is an honor to be part of a company with such passionate employees. Watch the story of a unique St. Baldrick’s fundraiser as well as the stories of other NetApp employees around the world who live the NetApp values every day.
This recognition by the WBJ is a testament that our employees believe NetApp is one of the best places to work in Wichita! Read about other Great Place to Work recognitions that NetApp received in 2013.