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16. Cisco
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 16 (Previous rank: 6)
What makes it so great?
The Silicon Valley stalwart has become one of the nationís largest providers of on-site child care with the opening of a second center; 800 children are enrolled, and parents at HQ can track their kids via computer.
Headquarters: 170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
2008 revenue ($ millions): 39,500
Website: www.cisco.com

Is Cisco a great employer, or what?
Cisco stats
U.S. employees 37,276
Employees outside U.S. 22,906
New jobs (1 year) 181
% job growth (1 year) 0%
% voluntary turnover 3%
Applicants 251,064
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 595
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Software Engineer IV
Most common job (hourly):
Administrative Assistant III
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 45%
% women 26%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 55
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 55
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
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. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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