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3.6
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Fairy@1

January 1970

The appraisal system is not transparent and you are the mercy of your manager

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. May be

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Comms4change

Corporate Communications Senior Manager

Marketing

January 1970

Within exec ranks, women are expected to work 60-80 hrs/week and almost always work on their paid time off. Most take their laptop on their vacation. The rate of leaves of absence due to stress are very high: three doctors warned me not to return to work there because of their reputation for stressful working conditions

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote women across the company

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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anon5024

Software Engineer

Engineering

January 1970

Great place to work. Relaxed environment. Good culture. Great people. No food.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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HB82

January 1970

HR added a new bonding policy this year that per the policy, they based eligibility on when the mother's disability ended (it's 6 or 8 weeks, depending on type of delivery) or when a baby was born or placed with a family. They claimed the magic effective date was November 1 of 2017 but allowed a look back period to October 1, for unknown and arbitrary reasons. The claim was that the policy was rolled out in early October so they didn't want to be rude to mothers that had babies in early October. However, they denied the additional paid leave to mothers that had babies in the last few weeks of September, even though most of those mothers were not ending their disability until well into November. Not only was the policy badly worded, but only a handful of women would have been denied as it was only applicable in the US at the time. They spout all this pretend care for women and families and "moments that matter," but did not care to see the error in their policy or make exceptions when it really did matter. Other companies have the same policy for extra paid bonding, but grandfathered all people that had babies in 2017 to be fair, and show true concern for their employees. I used to think Cisco actually cared about its employees, but it's clear they could not care less for their female employees at a time it's truly needed. I also know of certain VPs making promotion decisions based on whether or not maternity leave is a possibility, and yes, a man was chosen in that case. I guess Cisco doesn't get the whole "time's up" movement.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Working from home used to exist at Cisco, but certain organizations are trying to implement an all or nothing approach when it really doesn't make sense for those organizations. Additionally, this disproportionately affects working mothers the most.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership roles, better maternity leave, improve work-life balance and policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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royeddy1

January 1970

It is a respectful, positive culture and environment to work in.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Provides mobile working. As long as you get your job done, it's not how long you spend doing your job it's all about the output and the quality of that output.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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LJ

January 1970

Go for it. When interviewing think about how strong your manager in promoting his/her team

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Sarah2020

Sales

January 1970

it is a macho place and you will need to break your back

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. you can be lay off like any other one so no different there

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Shapeshifter

January 1970

They pay lip service to gender equality and all that. Reality is very different

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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MaryAnnSF

January 1970

You need to take control of your career - create and manage your own development plan, insert yourself in projects that interest you, network with other parts of the company and most importantly, don't rely on someone recognizing you for a raise or promotion. You need to be very vocal for your career to grow at Cisco.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Match work to employee skills/interests. Frequent reorganizations have resulted in people being put in jobs that don't utilize their best skills/talents thus making the work experience "a job" vs. a career based on passion

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on what someone is looking for from a job. Traditionally, employees need to wait 3-5 years for a merit raise, 5 or more years for a promotion, and frequent reorganizations make it difficult to get things done. On the flip side, great work from anywhere policy, great benefits, and overall, good people to work with.

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AnotherAnonymousFairy

January 1970

Maternity leave will leave an asterix over your name, unfortunately.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 20 unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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