Best big companies to work for

See the 37 companies that made both the Fortune 1000 and Best Companies to Work For lists this year.

Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Fortune 1000 rank: 77
Best Companies rank: 11
No. of U.S. employees: 27,493
Most common salaried job (Avg. Pay):
Software Engineer IV ($123,021)

What makes it so great? CEO John Chambers held this network-equipment provider together after the dot-com bubble burst, and 2006 saw record sales and a 60% jump in the stock. (Virtually all employees are shareholders.)

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