Unit 17 What Makes a Company Great to Work For
It may be hard to imagine, but there is a better place to work than Google.
That's what Fortune magazine says, anyway, in its latest annual list of the 100 Best Companies 10 Work For. The winner is NetApp, a 5,000 employee data-storage company based in Sunnyvale, Calif. NetApp helped topple the previous list-leader, Google, to No. 4 on the Fortune List from its usual No. 1. (1) Financial-services firm Edward Jones, known for its small-city offices and personal touch with clients， is No. 2, and the Boston Consulting Group, a big management consulting firm, came in third.
What makes NetApp so great? Its egalitarian culture, Fortune says-which seems likely to make employees' juggles a lot easier. For example, business travelers often suffer jet lag or exhaustion trying to take the cheapest flights to save their employers money. Mindful of the problem, NetApp management ditched a travel policy a dozen pages long in favor of a simple maxim: "We are a frugal company. But don't show up dog-tired to save a few bucks. Use your common sense," the policy says, according to Fortune. Other perks include several that promise to improve work-family-community balance, such as five paid days off for volunteer work and $11 ,390 for adoption assistance.
But don't bother to apply for a job there. NetApp has 45,898 applications pending for 55 openings, Fortune says-producing odds only slightly better than winning Power ball.
(2)Thinking back over the six employers 1 have worked for, the one that has kept me happiest, longest, has offered me more training, more new challenges and more pay increases than the others. The culture at this employer-my current one-has been a factor too，including the collegial atmosphere and emphasis on high professional standards.
1. Financial-services firm Edward Jones. known for its small-city offices and personal touch with clients, is No. 2, and the Boston Consulting Group, a big management consulting firm, came in third.
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2. Thinking back over the six employers I have worked for, the one that has kept me happiest, longest, has offered me more training, more new challenges and more pay increases than the others.
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