NetApp tops BRW Best Places to Work in Australia 2010, tech companies dominate

NetApp tops BRW Best Places to Work in Australia 2010, tech companies dominate

Google slips to fourth; OBS third; Top 50 spots for Inform Business Impact , Juniper Networks , Ubisoft , SimCorp, Altis Consulting, Readify, Distribution Central, Kiandra System Solutions, SAS Institute, Advanced Solutions International and JDS Australia

Tech companies have again dominated the top spots in the BRW Best Companies to Work for 2010 list.

Leading the way is NetApp in the top spot, which was previously occupied by Google. The search giant has slid to fourth position.

The list is based on an employee survey supplied by the Great Place to Work Institute.

NetApp provides staff with many benefits including bonuses, health and life insurance, subsidised gym memberships, stock purchase plans, education allowance and five days paid leave to do charity work.

“In addition to having been named the best place to work in Australia, year-over-year, our employee survey scores have increased, providing us with the highest employee survey result ever,” vice-president for NetApp Australia, Peter O’Connor, said.

Melbourne-based Microsoft partner, OBS, took third position, which is up seven places from last year.

Staff incentives include massages, sponsored sporting teams, free fruit and a chill-out room fitted with Xbox consoles.

Kiandra System Solutions moved up two spots from 22 to 20. SAS Institute ranked 39, Advanced Solutions International stayed at 49 spot, while JDS Australia rounded out the list at 50.

Distribution Central also appeared in the list at 22.

“To face the challenging task of hiring and absorbing an additional 33 people and still rank so impressively in the Great Places to Work Survey is testament to the amazingly cooperative and uniquely creative work culture we enjoy at Distribution Central,” company sales and marketing director, Nick Verykios, said.

New entrants this year include Inform Business Impact (16), Juniper Networks (26), Ubisoft (28), SimCorp (41), Altis Consulting (45), Readify (47).

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