100 Best Companies 2020-Cisco
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    Cisco’s innovations extend well beyond its popular networking gear. When employees add a baby to the family, the decision about how much paid time off they receive is based on whether they are the main or supporting parent caregiver, not their gender. And new grandparents get up to three days off to help out too. In addition to extended coverage of psychologists and counselors, Cisco offers free depression and anxiety screening, meditation, and yoga classes at on-campus centers. “Cisco goes way out to take care of their employees,” one says. 

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    Company Info

    Rank last year6
    Years on list23
    HQ locationSan Jose, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$51,904
    Year founded1984
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites142


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women28.2%
    % Minorities46.1%
    % African-American/Black3.7%
    % Asian35.5%
    % Caucasian/White50.2%
    % Hispanic/Latino5.4%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.2%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.2%
    % Two or more races1.2%
    % Unknown ethnicity3.7%
    Date info providedAug. 28, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)37
    # Sick days20


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

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth3%
    # of job applicants319,068
    Avg. # of applicants per opening36
    # New graduates hired852