Cisco Systems

http://www.cisco.com/
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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anon4303

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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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u2rocksmw

January 1970

my comments to this question are gender neutral and not specific to women only.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    hire contractors into full time roles

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. my reasons are gender neutral

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anon4068

January 1970

They believe in family first. They encourage diversity and inclusion without it feeling like a forced HR initiative. They foster innovation and give you the tools to grow in your career.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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anon4035

Manager

Marketing

January 1970

While it is a large company, everyone i have worked with is very supportive.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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anon3855

January 1970

Cisco corporate is great but not all of the perks translate to the individual acquisitions/business units.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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anon3737

January 1970

It depends on the manager and the organization if you are going to get the flexibility. I would also say don't leave money on the table when you are hired and don't accept a position just to get in the door because it is very hard to get promoted.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    The flexibility that has been known at Cisco is decreasing at least in Finance. We were ask to come to the office 3 days a week, now that has increased to 4 and we are all ask to be in on the same days making it difficult to have schedules with the kids especially for single mothers.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Some parts of the company is better than others as far as work life balance and respect for women as leaders.

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Cynderella

January 1970

Cisco allows for a flexible work schedule and remote working, although in reality it really depends on your role and manager. They provide support for new baby, adoption, breast feeding, and elder care. However, they have frequent layoffs, which are very stressful

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Benefits are family focused and flexible. They talk a great deal about diversity in the workplace, but the reality is few women are in leadership positions.

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Sunnyside

January 1970

if you do decide to take a position at Cisco, really research the department you will be working in, and make sure they are a stable org. If they are trying to grow or prove their presence in Cisco it is a big risk

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    plug n play and options to work remotely

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    more secure and stable departments and backing for the company as a whole

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Cisco has a heavy lay-off hand, it doesn't matter how well you do your job. The company is focused more on numbers and technology advancement than it's employees success and advancement

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Anonymous - 15476

January 1970

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Cisco has a heavy lay-off hand, it doesn't matter how well you do

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