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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"It's a good place to work, good culture, good work life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
SW Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The flexibility and work/life balance make it much easier for me as a working mom. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Program Manager, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a great employer with terrific benefits and policies that support women and families."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good work life balance. No micromanaging. Management cares about you as a person."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Marketing Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco makes gender diversity a priority, and provides ample resources for women to succeed."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
, Finance
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Cisco is great about allowing employees to form their schedule around their lives. Great Work From Home policies."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There is much opportunity for flexibility at Cisco. I am in engineering and feel like I get good support being a woman, however I do think there may be some groups that do not feel the same support, even within engineering. It may be group-dependent."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Hardware Engineer Manager, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
13 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"The leave policy at Cisco is much better now than when I had a child (almost 5 years ago). Now, men and women employees get full pay for 13 weeks!"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Its a great place to work with equal opportunities for everyone irrespective of gender. I think that plays a very important role when you're looking to grow your career in an organic way."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Product Marketing Engineer, Product
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I work for the data center business unit - the hours, travel is extremely flexible. Managers do understand family priorities"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This company is a Great Place to Work. I would love to retire here"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Technical Solutions Professional, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco provides a great work-life balance. Great place for women to work and grow in their career"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Senior Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco offers Emergency Time Off which is a great new benefit for when you have a family death or dire hardship."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Administrative Assistant, Engineering
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco has a culture of being there for each other and empowering us to play to our strengths. At Cisco, I can be myself, and the company provides so much flexibility in my work hours-which is so important as a single mom."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 10 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco encourages me to be the best version of myself, and focuses on me as an individual - I get to be an involved mother and wife, while still growing and rocking my career. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Sales Recruiter, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Actions match words here. We don't just talk about diversity and policies, we take action on making things fair and equal. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Director, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I've been working anywhere, anytime for a while now. There is a lot of flexibility whenever needed. As long as you get your job done, and done well, there's a lot of trust."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 12 Unpaid
"We recently changed our policy. It now gives the primary care giver (man, woman, grandparent) more leave time, offers more time to the secondary caregiver, and time off for appointments (including for adoption and surrogacy). It's incredibly generous and inclusive. "
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"In my area of Cisco IT there are a lot of women. We are still the minority, and I wish there were more of us. The good news is, in my experience, we are treated equally with the men in terms of respect, daily interactions, job roles, and leadership opportunities. I don't know much about people's pay, but of what little I have heard, the women are paid similarly to the men. Cisco's good at giving back to the community. I have participated in Cisco sponsored activities and groups designed to encourage more girls to study STEM in school and join IT. I would like to point out that there are also lots of IT jobs available to women who do NOT have STEM degrees. Not all of us are engineers. I did not study STEM, and I am a project manager. You should apply anyway, even if you don't have a STEM degree. Don't be intimidated by the term IT, there are many other roles in this area that don't require engineering. There is a place for you somewhere in Cisco."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
IT Project Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I am in IT at Cisco and in general, it is very flexible. Some roles are less flexible depending on the work (access to data centers, etc.) or the manager (some still hold "be here to work" values). However, the large majority of IT roles are very flexible, especially if there are circumstances that would be best served by remote work. For example: school schedules, appointments, medical conditions, off-hours meetings, bad traffic, inclement weather, travel, etc. It's a little more strict on contractors than Cisco employees, but still great compared to many other companies."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I didn't take maternity leave here, but of my coworkers who did, both mothers and fathers are encouraged to take the offered leave and sometimes take more unpaid leave too. I have not seen anyone be negatively treated or let go by asking to take any kind of requested leave (family, medical, personal). I have also seen new employees be hired while pregnant and go on maternity leave shortly after, and still be retained long term when they come back."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have never felt more empowered, encouraged, and embraced for who I am and my focus in life. A lot of companies have previously tried to stifle who I am and what I want in life. Those companies wanted me to conform to what their idea of the "perfect employee" was -- that's not Cisco's style. Your talent makes you the perfect employee, everything else is what makes you a unique individual -- which is extremely valued in a company that excels at creating, collaborating, and changing the world."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Social Media Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Family and your health comes first at Cisco. From your fur family to extended family, my leadership has been supportive, accommodating, and concerned from emergency vet visits to human surgeries and illness. If your family needs you, it's not a question -- take care of you and them FIRST, work second."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I haven't needed it. I may never need it. But I think what Cisco offers is an incredible step in the right direction for parents."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have always felt welcome and appreciated by all other cisco employees and never once has my gender been a topic of conversation nor has it been in any subtext in any way. They care about you as a person and are all great people."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"You can be assured that you will feel valued and heard here"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Equality and opportunity for both women and men are at the heart of the company. Very respectable company culture and excellent work-life balance. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is committed to creating an open, friendly, collaborative, and safe environment for all people to work. This is outlined in their people deal, their code of business conduct, and permeates the culture as a result. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I work in HR so that is where my perspective is coming from. However, in my experience, Cisco allows for people to be the boss of their own schedule, and is always accommodating when it comes to issues such as family. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I think this is a great place to work, and especially with all of our new leadership changes, you can see more diversity and inclusion in gender and race. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Project Specialist, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I don't think any company can beat Cisco's flexibility."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great place for a good work life blend/balance, lot of opportunities for training and gaining skills."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Product Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've been lucky to meet and network with many different people and I've learned a lot from my interactions with them. That, combined with my day job as an engineer, I've really learned a lot technically, professionally, and personally. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"There should be a better way for new grads who are hired via university recruiting to end up on teams/projects/products that more align with what they are passionate about/what skills they would like to develop"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I am a young professional and I have no desire to ever leave Cisco. Why is that? I am only 24 but I am already thinking about being a mom someday and how hard it would be to balance a job and children. I couldn't imagine a company being better at work life integration and I am confident I would be able to make it work if I stayed at Cisco. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I never want to leave Cisco because I am not sure I would ever find a more flexible employer. The ability to work from home and on your own hours and the trust of the company that you will actually do your work is incredible and rare. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There is such a diversity of paths here at Cisco, you can set your sights on a VP role or choose to excel as an individual contributor and subject matter expert. You have the freedom to create and excel in your role, to be yourself."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Ops Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is amazing! The people, the culture and the work we do is very inspiring. A great environment to be in which absolutely wins at equality. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"join WISE when you join cisco. that would really help."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This is a great company to work for with an amazing culture - I 100% believe that; however, you must also be prepared for for some of the challenges (and how take them head on) that go along with being part of a large company - slow to react and drive change, politics, etc."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've always felt supported and comfortable in this company. And I've heard the same from my female coworkers. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Engineering
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco treats all employees equally. There are many women leaders in our organization. Growth opportunity is based on your merits and not based on your gender."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Technical Lead, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I would say it is a good place to work but you need to push yourself to be louder than a male counterpart to noticed"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
IT Business Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"My dept is great with flexibility but I do not see this replicated through other departments - I think it all depends on where you are located and what your role is "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
20 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Very progress, always trying to make a great situation better, no complacency!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Family is important at both ends of the spectrum: New children and aging parents. The technical infrastructure allows work - life integration."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"You will have to work twice as hard to get half the recognition."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promotions and opportunities - there are more women leaders now in the C-suite, but not in the lower and middle levels."
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"In general, it is a good place to work, but there seems to be a definite bias in our area."
Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to work, treated equally to make counter parts. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"has been my first work experience since graduation, ~3 years, tremendous learning with security protocol great work, fairness in opportunities, "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Engineer.SoftwareEngineering, Engineering
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"work hours"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Meeting the needs of working mothers with Mother's room and flexibility to volunteer at kid's "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Business Program Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked for a wide range of companies, and Cisco has by far been the best company I have worked for as a woman. Feel very comfortable to be myself and not worry that I have to fit into a "male" corporate role."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I feel very confident that I can excel at my job without a negative impact on my family"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The flexibility is unreal. You can literally do your work from ANYWHERE."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Lead Recruiter, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"You can work from anywhere and unlimited emergency time off whenever you need it!"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
19 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco truly supports and encourages a diverse and inclusive workforce."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I wish I had been at Cisco when I took my maternity leave."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Female leaders are very visible. The culture is very much tech-focused, doesn't feel like a boys club. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I love the fact that they provide leave for adoption. It was a very welcome surprise!"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco values your talent and how you uniquely bring value. They respect all employees and their individual needs for how they work best."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Finance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a great place to learn and develop. Women make a significant impact at Cisco and we have many women in senior leadership positions. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Human Resources Representative, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"New leadership is bringing on women (external hires) in executive leadership roles, great to see! Still some work to do on pay and promos, but much improvement has been made over past 18 months with Chuck Robbins."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Director, Customer Service
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I haven't any negative experiences (either gender-based or otherwise) since beginning work here!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Human Resources Associate, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco supports women in their career development and there is an equal chance for men and women for promotion."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Know your worth and learn everything you can then move on"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Global Project Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"This is a good place to work but you have to watch for your interests which is true for anywhere one may work."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Business Strategy Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco offers a lot in terms of support, but more often than not, you have to go after what you want. There are mentorship programs, but the most successful folks are those who build their own networks, pursue specific mentors and sponsors, and personally invest in their own development. Employee Resource Organizations (ERO) such as Connected Women can help you find those resources."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manager, Technical Services, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Customer Experience (specifically the group that was known as Technical Services) has always had one of the best cultures in respecting employees and ensuring that they are well taken care of, not only with work, but also with home and personal needs. It's the main reason why I have stayed with Cisco for the last 10 years."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 7 Unpaid
"Since I had my children (5 and 7.5 years ago), Cisco has improved their maternity/paternity policies so that there is more paid time off given to start a family."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a hit or miss company, from a culture perspective. The leadership under which you find yourself will absolutely shape - for good or bad - the way in which you see your career prospects either progressing or stalling. There are still a large number of backward thinking higher-ups when it comes to the roles women can and do play in their organizations, and they are not about to go away any time soon. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"There are pockets where women are being treated in a more equitable way, and pockets where things are as bad or worse than they were in Mad Men. It is a total toss-up, unfortunately, and you have to have your own back, as much as you have the backs of the women around you, while the structures and culture around advancement are woefully pinned to the fantasy of the "meritocracy." "
Anonymous Review Image
"GREAT culture! best place to work!! Inclusion and diversity, FUN and work life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Manager-technical Services, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I would encourage to work here for a good work life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco really walks the talk when it comes to diversity and inclusion - with 50% of the ELT now being women. It is a large organization, so there are pockets where this might not be the case, but my team has been very focused on promoting diversity and focused on attracting women and creating a workplace where they are set up to succeed."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Corporate Strategy Manager, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Most teams are very flexible with working from remote locations, flexible hours. However, my team specifically does not allow much work from home unless there is a specific reason."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"People genuinely care that your personal life is happy and comfortable, whether for you that means friends, significant other, or children. Generally, if there's some flexibility they can offer to improve your situation, it's given without question."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Mba Intern, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've heard positive feedback from women about being able to take time off following the birth of a child. I've also known women to have job security upon their return from maternity leave, which is also a plus! "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Marketing Communications Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I can't speak for all of Cisco, but in my experience, the flexibility comes with the trust you cultivate with your manager and the ability to get your work done. Of course, expectations change with each position, however, I've always felt I got the flexibility I needed to balance work/life responsibilities. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco allows flexibility for work/life integration. Strong female executives provide inspiration on a regular basis."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
HRLP Intern, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It avoids the "bro" culture so common in other big tech companies. I think the biggest perk is how flexible they are with hours/wfh. Finally, the CEO has recently added multiple women to his leadership team which is great to see."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Human Resources Representative, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It's crazy flexible - unless there's something I really need to be in the office for, I can work from home whenever I want. I also usually leave early to avoid traffic and finish the day from home."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"While the tech industry has a relatively low percentage of women as does Cisco, the company recognized the need for people from all points of view and all backgrounds. They have great policies, great compensation, and it's truly a family where we have each other's backs. Is it perfect? No, because we're humans and we're not perfect. But it's the closest thing I've seen. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The technology makes it easy for me to flex my work and life together. It's a give and take made easier through technology. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"Their policies are evolving and are keeping up with the times. It's great!"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is a great place to work and I believe Cisco does everything they can to better themselves within this space. They care about women and equality and show this through their actions. The flexible work hours and working from home make it a lot easier for mothers, as well. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Representative, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I work in a building with a designated area for customers. Sometimes the customers make me feel uncomfortable (i.e. a look or a wink). As soon as I walk into the Cisco side of the building I feel safe and respected. This juxtaposition has really highlighted the values of the company for me! There are also female centric employee resource organizations with great programming if you know where to look. I work in HR so inclusion and equality are top of mind for many and I have had a great experience. However, I believe there is room for improvement in other areas of the company. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Human Resources Intern, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Great balance of structure and flexibility"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I feel motivated to work hard because there are so many opportunities for women to advance and to be elevated here. I consistently feel encouraged, and I feel that the people working around me are trying to empower me."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
CSR Project Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Fight for yourself and your goals. You can't trust the managers to be there for you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Not Applicable, not a parent."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Is Cisco perfect? No. But they acknowledge that and actively work on it - focusing on pay parity, diversity in tech, holding events like Girls Power Tech, etc. I can't be prouder of the diversity of our executive team. I've worked at a lot of companies where it's clear that they are doing things to check a box. Cisco really cares."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"We have a culture that is rooted in flexibility - working from home and adjusting your hours. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manager, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Lots of diversity initiatives at the exec and employee level. Flexible hours. Great pay."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Distinguished Engineer, Research & Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There will be gender pay gap, and difficulty earning respect and having a voice if you are in engineering. In engineering, there will also be difficulty in getting promotions. There are no women in leadership roles above first line manager in my organization of 400."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Technical Leader II, Engineering
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"A lot of people, both men and women, work from home. Several of my coworkers work remotely (in a remote part of the country where there are no other coworkers)."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 12 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"It’s a great place for women in STEM. just understand that you can be affected by the limited restructuring that occurs every six months."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Stop laying off good people to control your labor costs!"
Position or Department
Program Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a large company so I'm sure it varies by department but I had the absolute worst experience of my career working at Cisco. The culture was full of rampant sexual harassment and inappropriate comments, clear sexism, coupled with a complete lack of available HR and the constant threat of retaliation. I would not recommend the specific department I worked for to ANYBODY but its possible other departments are better."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Stop the sexist culture and rampant sexual harassment. More HR oversight"
Position or Department
Research Engineer, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"The appraisal system is not transparent and you are the mercy of your manager"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"May be"
Anonymous Review Image
"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 "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote women across the company "
Position or Department
Corporate Communications Senior Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to work. Relaxed environment. Good culture. Great people. No food. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership roles, better maternity leave, improve work-life balance and policies"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
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
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 16 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is a respectful, positive culture and environment to work in."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
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
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Go for it. When interviewing think about how strong your manager in promoting his/her team "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"it is a macho place and you will need to break your back"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
, Sales
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"you can be lay off like any other one so no different there"
Anonymous Review Image
"They pay lip service to gender equality and all that. Reality is very different"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can 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"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"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."
Anonymous Review Image
"Maternity leave will leave an asterix over your name, unfortunately."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 20 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"my comments to this question are gender neutral and not specific to women only. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"hire contractors into full time roles"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"my reasons are gender neutral"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"While it is a large company, everyone i have worked with is very supportive."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco corporate is great but not all of the perks translate to the individual acquisitions/business units."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
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. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Some parts of the company is better than others as far as work life balance and respect for women as leaders. "
Anonymous Review Image
"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"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"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."
Anonymous Review Image
"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"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"more secure and stable departments and backing for the company as a whole"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"plug n play and options to work remotely"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"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"
Anonymous Review Image
""
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Cisco has a heavy lay-off hand, it doesn't matter how well you do"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great company with flexibility, women being challenged and recognized, and awesome benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
, Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great flexible workplace with a focus on family. At company level, huge strides to bring women into leadership roles; at micro level still a way to go in recognising that men and women work and interact differently. e.g a bit of mansplaining, quiet women being spoken over in meetings, many golf days with no alternate option for non golfers (who are mainly women) etc"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Business Development Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
11 Paid | 41 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco takes opportunity for all sincerely. I have had amazing career opportunities, and also been able to very successfully be a single mom while working at Cisco when my son was younger, although not as fast of a growth trajectory. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Senior Director, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Some roles have less flexibility, due to customer commitments."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a fanastic company to work for, however it's still a male-centered work culture. There are very few women at the Managerial/Director levels. This is starting to change with our new CEO, Chuck Robbins, who has raised the visibility of his most senior women leaders, who clearly are strong and vocal, not to mention very seasoned. They are becoming great role models for other women at Cisco."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Product Sales Specialist, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Field sales is extremely busy, with tough workloads and high expectations, so it's not easy to stay on top of your workflow and keep a work/life balance at the same time. You can take time off, however you'll be behind in your work when you return. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco continues to improve upon gender diversity. We have not quite caught up to other tech companies but Cisco is actively making attempts to do so."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
4 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Experience will really vary from manager to manager. Each group has different dynamics and the manager of that team is usually doing everything they can to ensure team success and great morale across the team."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 6 Unpaid
"Maternity leave is not fully paid, but something is better than nothing."
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There are great perks that help to interest women to work at Cisco as well as leadership promotion on getting more women to work at Cisco. However, I agree with some of the other reviews that the company views/mission is only as good as the people implementing them. There are still much challenges down the pipeline on promoting women leadership and acknowledging the gender equality issue at a department/functional level"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great culture of flexibily and use of technology. Diverse executive leadership team. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Development and career advancement"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great culture, people help each other out no matter where you are in the world. Using Cisco's own video technology to provide optimal collaboration tools and flexible working is embedded in the culture. Values family life. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Account Manager,
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great culture."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
, HR
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great culture."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
, HR
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great culture and there are flexible work options. The company leverages their own video technology so remote working/flex options are very natural. I've had 2 kids while working at Cisco and found that the environment supported my desire to accelerate my career while doing it in a way that worked for my family. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cisco can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 12 Unpaid
"I worked part-time as I initially returned from maternity leave. "
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I just started."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Marketing, Routing
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco preaches the importance of work-life balance, but as with most companies, you need to be able to schedule your time in a way that allows you to take advantage of relaxed time off. In meetings I've heard very inappropriate comments made by male colleagues with these comments being only brushed under the rug and moved on from."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Program Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Only if you are confident enough in yourself to advocate for what you need."
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for one year, there are about par # of women working here for the tech industry (23%) and lower in engineering divisions. Cisco is trying hard to change this, but the organization is so large, changes happen gradually and I don't feel like it is a priority for upper management- so large scale changes aren't on the horizon. Though management is male-dominated, I do feel like there is encouragement for women to take those roles. One big perk is the amount of flexibility Cisco has to work remotely and the widespread use of tele-presence. This makes it very easy to work from home, and juggle multiple responsibilities. Sometimes this leads to work blending into home life and an "always on" mentality. They have about average PTO and maternity leave, not fantastic but not bad. I will say that they started me as an "intern" in the bottom 5% of the industry for my role, starting me as a "training" type role (which was BS because I learned everything in 2 weeks). This lead to working 6 months at 18 an hour (no PTO, no benefits, through a contract company) before I got an hourly raise. Which is still in the bottom 25% for my role. I feel a bit screwed over by Cisco in this respect, and I know there are many others who have had this experience as "contractors" through Cisco. So- if you get in as an FTE, you'll probably be fine, but if you are in a contract role be very wary. I don't see a rapid timeline for advancing to being fully hired at Cisco and will probably leave the role in the next 6 months because of it. TL;DR: good place to work if you work as an FTE at Cisco, because of flexibility even with lower female diversity. Beware of how they take advantage of contract vendors. I think being female may have played a part in me (myself) no recognizing my own value and being taken advantage of."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Data Analyst, HR
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked here for over 15 years. It is still a very male dominated company. They have promoted or hired women at many of the top positions, but below VP it is very male. Men actively promote and encourage other men over women. In my early years at Cisco, I was in a role that was all female. The role was several pay grades below what it would have been had it been a male dominated role."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
4 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 14 years and is a predominantly male environment. Senior Management has been trying for years to expand the female population through a number of programs. If you're in Sales, expect to work LOTS of hours and travel. However, the work at home is a bonus and you can set your schedule on your own. Mid-level women don't seem to advance as quickly as men. Depending on your region/area, you might fall into the good old boy network. Fight hard. The maternity leave was basic though I didn't have any issues when I took it twice when I had my two children. Key is to learn how to navigate the political waters."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Depends on which department you'd work in"
Anonymous Review Image
"In IT the management team is split fairly evenly. I don't think women are treated differently professionally. However many of the contractors and developers are male which creates a bit of a men's club feel socially."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Systems Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"I think your experience will depend largely on which department and even which team you are on."
Anonymous Review Image
"Good company!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco is a technology company where men are in almost all of the higher positions. Woman enter the organization and quickly 'stall out' early in their careers. There are a few areas where woman are allowed to 'proceed upward' - finance and HR. Otherwise, little or no chance to move upward."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Project Manager, Technical Services
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"n/a"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"This company relies *very* heavily on contractors, which means they can drop you at any time with no warning and haven't made any commitment to you as a long-term contributor to the company's success. Women I encountered who did have power were not nurturing at all to other women. Cisco operates as though it's still a startup and senior execs expect immediate results from quite complex projects. Initiatives therefore don't receive any real time or focus towards success before they are dropped for being ineffective."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Project Manager (Contractor), N/A
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Blatant sexual harassment, bullying and unprofessional behavior. HR's only response was to give a one-hour canned general HR training session to the collective team. The kind of training that is meant to be a legal obligation only. Managers largely looked the other way or took care of their own boys club. The HR director I spoke to explicitly said that cases reported typically turn into "he said, she said" and that there are "rules against recording conversations" that could be deemed as proof. There may be parts of the company where this kind of thing does not happen, but I didn't stick around to find out."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"If you don't care about having a workplace where you are treated with respect and dignity, you'll be fine"
Anonymous Review Image
"A majority of women who work here are primarily in support roles."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Roles can isolate, unless you are willing to do the extra work and market yourself to others"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Sales Operations, Global Business Services
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Work long hours, but the team work atmosphere in sales in second to none. At Cisco you win together and you lose together. Great support!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Global Account Manager, World Wide Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've been a Cisco employee and yes the workforce is primarily male but I have not seen any issues due to that. There are several female networking groups that one could join."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Project Specialist, Advanced Services
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 4 1/2 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Certified Executive Administrative Professional, Security
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
4 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Extremely long hours, no balance, have to work on holidays and weekends as well for no additional pay. No diversity, predominantly indian male population whos only aim in life is to work with nothing else going on."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
anonymous, engineering
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"It's a good company to work for if you're a women but it does vary by function and team you work in. To get to the top though it is predominantly men."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 10 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cons: Long hours, high stress, small percentage of women in director roles and above Pros: Top tier talent, commitment to excellence, great compensation package for director and above"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Director, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Work Place Balance with raising a family. People care!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Program Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"there are fantastic people, and sometimes not so fantastic people, just like you find in so many companies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Political - its not how well you do your job, its who you know Lots of posturing for positions"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 7 years. I do think that they are trying to include more diversity, and although that seems to be true at the top, as it trickles down, there are fewer women in leadership roles, and my perception is that women don't get promoted as quickly or often as men, but I do think the company is taking steps to rectify that and include more opportunities for women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It can be long hours for everyone that works at Cisco but there is a ton of flexibility."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have been working here for 7 years in a support role. It's an intense environment - constantly changing. The hours are often long. I believe women are treated fairly here - but the support roles are not given fair compensation. Support roles do not have great routes for advancement, and upper management ( not your immediate management) is always looking for ways to spend less. For example $50 in training materials was like pulling teeth to get authorization for but the sales team got an Aerosmith concert. Makes one wonder about the budget."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked here for 8 years and think it is a good place to work mainly due to flexibility but also benefits and a good collaborative culture."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
18 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've been with Cisco for 12 years. Lots of women in individual contributor roles and senior leadership. The company has a women't network for it's employees and customers. I like this because you are exposed to people outside the company as well for networking. I've never taken maternity leave, no opinion on that, but there's lots of flexibility and working from home is encouraged so that helps working moms out a lot. I love it here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Sr. Manager, IMC
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Good company to work for. Flexible and supports work life balance / integration. People Deal initiative to address employees well being. I am told, it is not a great paymaster and salary increments are not many."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 2 years, have a very supportive manager. They pay us well, but the only draw back of being a woman in sales here is that we only get a portion of our sales commission while we're out. It's difficult to take more than the 6 weeks they pay, during maternity leave, but it's definitely an option. Tech as we know is a very male dominated industry, but I've seen many women do very well here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"N/A"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Product Manager, Marketing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It depends ont he group you are in and who is the manager. Sometimes the hours are flexible and sometimes not really."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
User Centered Designer, Services
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"it depends on the department"
Anonymous Review Image
"10 year veteran at Cisco, I think the company has come a really long way. There is a large emphasis on diversity and women leadership. I believe more than ever there is great opportunity for successful women in the Tech industry at Cisco. Maternity leave was previously non existent but that just changed and now we get 4 weeks paid (on top of the 6 weeks of disability). Most women use vacation days to take up to 12 weeks."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I have worked here for 3 years. The men to women ratio is very high. Very less women in the higher ups in management. Maternity leave is less compared to other companies"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
14 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Amazing company. If you don't like something, suggest a change and it happens. Serious. The offices are like family, everyone is supportive, the random crazy uncle is mixed in there somewhere. But I am encouraged to look for promotions in different departments, and coached on how to get the promotions I deserve."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
system engineer, N/A
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"work life balance is great"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, global manufacturing operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Women in Management are treated somewhat fairly. Women in technical roles are treated terribly: I was denied promotion after my boss told me I met all the requirements and he received a new req. He lost that req by letting it go unfilled before promoting me. I was docked on my bonus by the number of weeks I was on maternity leave, even though a co-worked was not when he took a month to go mountain climbing. When the issue was brought to HR, they said bonus was solely the manager's discretion."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
2 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"While the company policy definitely wants to promote and encourage women in the workplace, policies will only be as good as the people who implement them. While I must say I had been very fortunate to work for managers who were not biased towards my work or performance based on the gender, I have come across managers who are partial in hiring women though they're not vocal about it in official discussions. During private discussions, they do accidentally spill that they're not in favor of having women 'cause they feel women give higher priority to family and would not prefer to stretch beyond the 8 hrs of work/day, they might need maternity leave, time off to attend to a sick kid at home, they'd be distracted at work 'cause of house-hold responsibilities like picking up the kid between work, etc. Some managers feel they can easily thrust work upon a man at any time of the day without hesitation which they can't with a woman. Most of the IT houses foster boys-club 'cause majority of the workforce constitutes of men. Women find it hard to penetrate this group 'cause our interests don't match such as hanging out with male colleagues for a smoke between work, or for a drink late into the evening, or watching a game together, etc. This puts women in tech at a disadvantage 'cause we loose out on the informal discussion about work, technology, etc. and the bonding that happens over these sessions. It is a very tough art to master getting into such groups without risking coming across as desperate to hang out with men."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Software Engineer, Datacenter
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"While the company policy definitely wants to promote and encourage women in the workplace, policies will only be as good as the people who implement them. While I must say I had been very fortunate to work for managers who were not biased towards my work or performance based on the gender, I have come across managers who are partial in hiring women though they're not vocal about it in official discussions. During private discussions, they do accidentally spill that they're not in favor of having women 'cause they feel women give higher priority to family and would not prefer to stretch beyond the 8 hrs of work/day, they might need maternity leave, time off to attend to a sick kid at home, they'd be distracted at work 'cause of house-hold responsibilities like picking up the kid between work, etc. Some managers feel they can easily thrust work upon a man at any time of the day without hesitation which they can't with a woman. Most of the IT houses foster boys-club 'cause majority of the workforce constitutes of men. Women find it hard to penetrate this group 'cause our interests don't match such as hanging out with male colleagues for a smoke between work, or for a drink late into the evening, or watching a game together, etc. This puts women in tech at a disadvantage 'cause we loose out on the informal discussion about work, technology, etc. and the bonding that happens over these sessions. It is a very tough art to master getting into such groups without risking coming across as desperate to hang out with men."
Anonymous Review Image
"The company has option of working from home which comes handy with kids and running errands. You can also take calls remotely. It differs from team to team and depends on manager's attitude as well. Some managers themselves work from 7am to 7pm straight and expect you to do the same. If you land up in a good team, you'll be lucky."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Analyst, Services
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Consultant, Consulting Services
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Director, N/A
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Working for Cisco is great! I enjoy working there. Best job I ever had."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Admin, Collaboration
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Analyst, Operations
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Development Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Collaboration Specialist, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The company has a ways to go."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco Empowers Women"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"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."
Anonymous Review Image
"There are some good benefits to working here...for me, the best benefit is being able to work from home. Otherwise, I'm been very disappointed in the career opportunities. It's clearly a man's company. There are a few token women in management but not many and certainly not in my department. If you come to work here, you better negotiate a good salary because salary increases are few even with outstanding ratings and accomplishments. In the company I worked for previously, I received regular promotions, salary increases and opportunities to grow. Since I've been at Cisco, those same promotions/opportunities have not materialized (and it's not from lack of trying). For example, I went over 4 years without a raise and with really good reviews. When I finally received a raise, it was a mere 3%. Nevertheless, my co-workers are nice and the work environment is pleasant. Bottom-line, if you're a lady who is a go-getter with big dreams, this may not be the place to be. You may find like me that you're not appreciated and there is no room at the top."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"if you are able to work from home"
Anonymous Review Image
"Pay is not competitive nor equal."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Programs Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I think it really depends on the immediate group and supervisor you have. Overall, women are treated fairly and equally although there is still a tad of the old boys club occasionally. For the most part it is a great environment."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Analyst, Public Sector
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"As with any fast paced corporate job it is difficult to balance being a mother and a career woman. Cisco has a lot of benefits and perks that help working mothers however the demand on one's time and attention make it hard for moms, especially nursing/breast pumping moms. Cisco is implementing a new leave policy that allows for 4 additional weeks of paid family leave/child bonding."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Client Service Representative, Global Business Service
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"The company's culture has deteriorated from what it used to be. It no longer matches the culture that is presented externally."
Anonymous Review Image
"There is no balance. You work long hours. Depending on the team culture they expect you to work all the time. Its hard to set boundaries. At a certain level its about who you know and if you are part of the inner circle."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"none"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"none"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Services
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"There is a focus on women talent but it is not consistent across teams and organisations"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Direct Fulfillment Program Manager, Supply Chain
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Managing up, Negotiate"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Start working on your career development early on and find sponsors who support you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Overall Salary package is good."
Anonymous Review Image
"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..."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Operations Manager, Services
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I learnt too late in the game that working is 20% and connecting and selling is 80% .."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
IT Project Manager, Capital IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Manager, CETG
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Cisco offers some great leadership training programs. Build relationships and find mentors."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Business Development/Capture Manager, U.S. Public Sector
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cisco to other women?
"Incredibly flexible work hours. I primarily work from home. I schedule ahead and never miss an event for one of my children."