Sunnyvale-based NetApp came in first. The 5,000-employee company provides storage and data management services.
Fortune cited its employee enthusiasm and egalitarian culture.
Second on the list was Edward Jones, followed by Boston Consulting Group.
Google, which topped the list the past two years, dropped to fourth place
San Jose's Cisco Systems was sixth, followed by Genentech in South San Francisco.
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