Women's Ratings
  • Top rated company current
  • Top rated company 2016
  • Top rated company 2017


say women are treated fairly
and equally to men


would recommend
to other women

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Lady charmm

Programs Manager


I've worked at Cisco off and on since the late 90's, both as a consultant and now, for the second time, as a full timer "blue badge." Cisco is extraordinarily diverse and has a fantastic culture for women. If considering a position at Cisco, I would get as many interviews as possible, with a variety of people and ask specific questions about the group. I have had a couple of bad managers and some rough situations, ironically the harassment was from a female manager. Look into employee groups and diversity and inclusion projects and activities - they are there but you do have to seek them on your own a bit.

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Lady anon24

Business Development/Capture Manager

U.S. Public Sector

The transition can be difficult because it is a very fast paced company. Depends on your previous environment. Prepare to work extra hours and make sure you eliminate other responsibilities, such as housework, to the extent possible. One great aspects is there is such an open communication in Cisco. I always knew I could call a VP as easily as I could call a college intern, and have a meaningful conversation on the topic I was pursuing.

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Tech Girl

Project Manager

Technical services

Although the company has female executive leaders and encourages women in leadership, Gen X females still seem to be passed over for manager roles regularly. Most jobs within Cisco allow for flexible working hours and working remotely. However, you are also expected to be available at all hours. Cisco has a wonderful philanthropic culture with many opportunities to give back to the community. They also offer many employee run groups which allow you to expand your professional development/personal branding and network.

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How do women feel about working at Cisco Systems? 59% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 67% would recommend Cisco Systems to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5. What are the benefits at Cisco Systems? Cisco Systems offers 4 weeks of paid maternity leave, 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Cisco Systems employees.

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