Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Manager

IT

January 1970

Cisco supports women in their career development and there is an equal chance for men and women for promotion.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Global Project Manager

Operations

January 1970

Know your worth and learn everything you can then move on

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Business Strategy Manager

Operations

January 1970

This is a good place to work but you have to watch for your interests which is true for anywhere one may work.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Manager, Technical Services

Customer Service

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    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.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. 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."

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Manager-technical Services

Customer Service

January 1970

GREAT culture! best place to work!! Inclusion and diversity, FUN and work life balance.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

I would encourage to work here for a good work life balance.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Corporate Strategy Manager

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Mba Intern

Human Resources

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Marketing Communications Manager

Human Resources

January 1970

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!

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • 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.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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