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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