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    Maker of such network products as routers and switchers, which help computer users connect to the internet, Cisco is also a serial acquirer of other companies. Since its founding in 1984, it has bought 186 companies. They also acquired a new CEO last year, Chuck Robbins, who replaced John Chambers, who had held the reins since 1995. Cisco has achieved strong recognition in Silicon Valley as a leader in work-life programs. More than 3,000 employees now do their jobs from home, and has a state-of-the-art child care center with 600 kids. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year70
    # of years on list
    19
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Year founded1,984
    CEO/Top executive
    Chuck Robbins
    HQ location
    San Jose, California
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $47.1 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.cisco.com
    Total U.S. employees
    35,549
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    35,362
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    -866
    FT job growth in the past year
    -2%
    Number of work sites
    169

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    yes
    Offers onsite childcare
    yes
    Offers compressed work weeks
    no
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $10,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women26
    % Minorities45
    % African-American/Black
    3.3
    % Asian
    35.3
    % Caucasian/White
    54.9
    % Hispanic/Latino
    5
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.3
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.1
    % Two or more races
    0.8
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    -
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    30
    Total PTO after 5 years
    35

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)2,483
    # of job applicants
    264,364
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    37
    FT voluntary turnover
    9%
    # of jobs filled
    5,992
    Jobs filled internally
    2,761
    % of jobs filled by referral
    20%
    # new graduates hired637

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)43
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)43