Cisco Systems Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies
Cisco Systems offers 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, 0 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, 12 weeks of paid paternity leave and 8 weeks of unpaid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.
Technology: Manufacturing Maternity and Paternity Leave
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Maternity Leaves Taken at Cisco Systems
- Lady supviswa 12 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
- Lady Redwood 8 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
- Madam PandaExpress 6 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady caligrl 6 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady anon221 6 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady anon220 6 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady Capital D 16 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady codinggirl 2 weeks paid 6 weeks unpaid
- Lady 6794 16 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady sam 14 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady missmkay 6 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
- Lady DJ 18 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
- Lady fiaa29 6 weeks paid 10 weeks unpaid
- Madam anon4 4 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
- Lady JaneDoe 8 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
- Lady Phoenix62 4 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
- anon1284 12 weeks paid 12 weeks unpaid
Cisco Systems Maternity Leave Comments
- "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." - Lady Bond007
- "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." - Lady codinggirl
- "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" - Lady sam
- "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." - Lady missmkay
- "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." - Lady cloud
- "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." - Madam anon4
- "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." - Lady JaneDoe
- "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." - Lady anon787
- "I worked part-time as I initially returned from maternity leave. " - anon1284
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