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3.6
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Lady eilonwy002

Consultant

Consulting Services

January 1970

It's very politicized working in a big company, for both men and women. As it applies to women's issues specifically, I feel strongly that many highly qualified and competent women are viewed negatively and are not given the visibility or credit that men are, even when (from my perspective) these women's results show empirically that they are out-performing men. My male coworkers speak of women I would describe as "hard-working, results-oriented, matter-of-fact" as "rigid" and "only wants her own way". Women whom I would describe as "goal-oriented", men have portrayed as cunning and manipulative. It is as if basic competencies like timeliness, attentiveness, attitude--which women must possess to even compete--are overlooked because they are not metrics that men care about. While there are many women now in senior positions here, I feel that personally despite my white collar position, it is easier for others to think of me as an executive assistant than to push me to perform more thoughtful and demanding tasks.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady P

Director

January 1970

Good diversity at OC level and lots of women in "expected" functions such as HR and Marketing. Still not good representation in engineering and sales.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Lady anon18

Admin

Collaboration

January 1970

Working for Cisco is great! I enjoy working there. Best job I ever had.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Bosswoman

January 1970

I have been here for 14 years and have steadily advanced, but I know many more women who get stuck in mid-career. While the overall representation may be ok, women are very low in numbers in technical/engineering roles, esp as you go to mid and higher level management.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    >$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady anon19

Business Analyst

Operations

January 1970

Cisco is a great company to work for, I have been here 18 years. Diversity is huge part of our culture and that is one of the reasons I enjoy working for this company.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Live Work & Play

Business Development Manager

January 1970

Cisco preaches inclusion and diversity and stands by this. There are a number of women and diverse employees in leadership positions, and development for female employees and leaders is very highly encouraged. I do think that men are still paid more than women (generally speaking across all industries), but do not believe gender plays a part at Cisco when salary/bonuses/raises are determined. There is always room for more women in tech and am proud I work for a company that promotes this from within!

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Capital D

Collaboration Specialist

Sales

January 1970

I've been a long-term employee. Of course, the old boys are still out there but at Cisco performance matters and can be a woman's advantage. Navigating around curmudgeons exists everywhere, even Cisco. Sure, I still come across the "Boys Only" meetings, but those guys seem like a dying breed. It seems more possible to rise above generalized prejudice at Cisco than most work places.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Guardian

January 1970

The company has a ways to go.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    More than 12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Madam jc

January 1970

Cisco Empowers Women

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady anon220

January 1970

If you work here, find a mentor and stick with it. Someone who will champion you, guide you and even protect you sometimes as change is the new norm.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Great flexibility in most areas around work/life balance. Still some of the 'boys club' going on, but has slowly been getting better as more women take executive roles. Lots of change right now and hopefully a few more of the 'old school' boys will drop out to make room for further progression.

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