Network Appliance Inc.

Network Appliance Inc.

Sunnyvale, Calif.

Number of Employees: 2700

Number of IT Employees: 115

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 13 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 4 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 40 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 28 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 30 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 89 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 15

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$3800

What's special?

Founded in 1992, this storage vendor's products include specialized hardware, software and services, providing storage management for open network environments. IT workers have access to cross-functional teams, enrichment training in customer service, project management and communications. Ninety percent of IT managers were promoted into their positions during their tenure at the company. IT spending as a percentage of revenue in 2003 was approximately 7 percent. The top 50 percent of IT employees received stock option grants in 2003.