100 Best Companies to Work For
Cisco Systems
Rank: 25 (2005 rank: 27)
Get quote: CSCO
Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Industry: Network and Other Communications Equipment
Large Companies Rank: 5
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 24,800
U.S. Sites: 127
Website: http://www.cisco.com
What makes it so great?
CEO John Chambers stays in touch with the staff. He meets with groups of new hires to welcome them soon after they start, and at monthly breakfast meetings workers are encouraged to ask him tough questions.
U.S. employees 26,644
Employees outside U.S. 11,165
% minorities 42
% women 24
New jobs (1 year) 2,029
% job growth (1 year) 8
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
% voluntary turnover 4
Applicants 78,688
Most common job (salaried) Software Engineer $131,580
Most common job (hourly) Sales Administrator $55,692
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.