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Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Fortune 1000 rank: 71
Best Companies rank: 6
No. of U.S. employees: 32,160
Most common salaried job: Software Engineer IV
Avg. pay in that job: $132,004

What makes it so great? Though the stock flatlined in 2007, CEO John Chambers won praise for his leadership and his new blog, On My Mind, which solicits employee ideas.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET