《财富》(Fortune)杂志在最新的年度排行榜《最佳雇主100强》(100 Best Companies to Work For)当中就是这么说的。摘得桂冠的是NetApp，一家总部位于美国加州森尼维尔(Sunnyvale)的数据存储公司，雇员有5000人。去年高居榜首、通常总是拿第一的谷歌，则被挤到了第四的位置。金融服务公司爱德华•琼斯 (Edward Jones)获得亚军，很多人都知道这家办公室分布在小城市的公司和对客户的人性化。波士顿咨询公司(Boston Consulting Group)位居第三，这是一家大型管理咨询公司。
That's what Fortune magazine says, anyway, in its latest annual list of the 100 Best Companies to 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. 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 Powerball.
As to why Google lost its usual No. 1 spot, Fortune says nothing bad about the Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet concern - except that it has cut frills like afternoon tea and an annual ski trip.
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. The culture at this employer - my current one - has been a factor too, including the collegial atmosphere and emphasis on high professional standards.
2009-11-03 22:39 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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