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    20. Cisco

    Rank: 20 (Previous rank: 16)
    What makes it so great?
    It's no wonder the networking giant has one of the highest percentages of telecommuters: 85% of employees regularly work from home or on the road. But high pay and an array of perks are why 47% of new hires are referred by employees.
    170 West Tasman Drive
    San Jose, CA 95134
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 36,100
    Website: www.cisco.com
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    U.S. employees 36,612
    Employees outside U.S. 24,054
    New jobs (1 year) 914
    % job growth (1 year) 3%
    % voluntary turnover 3%
    Applicants 183,112
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 4,591
    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 Yes
    Compressed workweek No
    Telecommuting Yes
    % minorities 45%
    % women 25%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 30
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * 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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