Google might be on top of the Internet-search world, but its two-year run as the best company to work for has come to an end. The company, famous for its amazing employee perks, came in at number four on this year's list. Fortune named another Northern California tech business NetApp, as the best company to work for in 2009.
With its strong performance during an economic crisis, generous employee benefits, and perks like an on-site fitness center, subsidized gym membership, telecommuting, and compressed workweek options, NetApp seems like a solid choice for number one. NetApp is currently hiring and the company's global staffing director gives advice to potential applicants, who aren't used to working in a collaborative atmosphere: "It's important for people who come to NetApp to leave their ego at the door."
Fortune provides several useful tools for navigating its list of 100 companies: You can search by location, pay, and job perks. Check them out to see what it takes to be named one of the best.