Cisco Systems

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

January 1970

I worked here for almost 15 years and I cannot complain about my past experience in the Company. I worked hard, developed myself and grew in different roles with the right support and guidance. Things have changed though through restructuring, reorganizations, not keeping same management and having to build trust over and over again. I really recommend to build strong relationships with upper management, people that inspire you, men and women. Also to never give up going for what you are passionate about and if you don't really know do not give up trying to find it even through trial and error surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches within and outside the company.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • 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?

    Maybe. There is a focus on women talent but it is not consistent across teams and organisations

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Madam PandaExpress

Direct Fulfillment Program Manager

Supply chain

January 1970

Be outspoken and fight for what you believe in. Don't let the job get to you personally and try to keep the stress level to a minimum. Use your vacation time and spend lots of time with the family.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady fairygodchild

January 1970

Managing up, Negotiate

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$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?

    Yes

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Lady Crazyone

January 1970

Start working on your career development early on and find sponsors who support you.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Overall Salary package is good.

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Lady Redwood

Operations Manager

Services

January 1970

Seek our mentors who you connect with and have attributes/experience/professional presence that interest you (or that you'd like to learn more about): meet with your mentors and don't be afraid to ask questions. If you find yourself under a less-than-supportive manager, seek out others, or sit tight because managers tend to shift around rather frequently here...

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 2 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady supviswa

IT Project Manager

Capital IT

January 1970

I learnt too late in the game that working is 20% and connecting and selling is 80% ..

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 4 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Cookie99

Manager

CETG

January 1970

Initially I would have told myself to do more research to know more about the company leadership. The first few years I was a wall flower it wasn't until I learned the importance of networking and getting over my fear of public speaking did my career take off. If I had a do over I would have crawled out from under the rock sooner!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • 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 anon21

January 1970

I have been here for 7 years. I started as a contractor and was hired perm after 4 years. I think that your experience here completely depends on your group/department. Cisco as a whole supports women, but in some orgs, it can be very difficult to be heard as a woman. The more technical the group, the less they respect other roles that are not technical, even though they are imperative to the teams. And this goes more for female members. There are several great very active groups for women and also some huge events pretty much quarterly to network with other women. The Executive Shadowing program is a great perk, as well.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • 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 With Attitude

January 1970

Cisco offers some great leadership training programs. Build relationships and find mentors.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • 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 Opal

January 1970

Don't be afraid to negotiate a higher salary from the beginning. Learn the leadership qualities the company is looking for and make time every day to improve them in yourself. Nobody looks out for your career but you! You can mimic male leadership but you must be genuine in your own style and relationships. Strive for excellence in one or two areas of your position that click with you, become the expert. For instance, I became excellent at marketing automation programs. These programs are now being used at almost every large company.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • 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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