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Bright thinking is ­rewarded at the networking giant, where winners of its hackathon receive $25,000 in prize money (and $25,000 in seed money). Employees also relish the “­freedom to innovate” and “make a meaningful difference.” In 2016, staff logged 227,213 volunteer hours.

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Company Info

Rank last year82
Years on list
20
HQ location
San Jose
Total employees72,255
Job openings (as of February 2017)3,200
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$49.2 billion
Year founded
1984
Type of organization
Public
Number of work sites171
Websitehttp://www.cisco.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Compressed work weeks
no
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
yes
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
no
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women26%
% Minorities45%
% African-American/Black3%
% Asian35%
% Caucasian/White53%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
1%
% Unknown ethnicity
1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO30
Total PTO after 5 years
45
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering
40
General PTO for part-timers
10
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Technical Leader I
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Software Engineer II
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %4.39%
# of job applicants384,819
Avg. # of applicants per opening61
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally2,569
% Jobs filled by referral12
# New graduates hired715
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)36
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)36