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Cisco Company Culture

Cisco Culture

This score is derived from employee ratings & reviews
4.4/5
Cisco's Overall Culture is rated A-

Cisco CEO

Top 5%Top 5% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
Chuck Robbins Cisco's CEO
Chuck Robbins
82 /100

Diversity at Cisco

Top 30%Top 30% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
B

Diverse employees at Cisco have rated Team, Perks And Benefits, and Outlook as the highest categories they have scored

Women at Cisco

Top 40%Top 40% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
B-

Women at Cisco have rated CEO Rating, Perks And Benefits, and Outlook as the highest categories they have scored

Cisco eNPS

Net Promoter Score tracks your employees' overall score to this question: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend working at your company to a friend?"
Top 20%Top 20% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably

Recommend to a Friend?

32

Cisco employees are 32% more likely to recommend Cisco as a great place to work

51%Promoters
30%Passives
19%Detractors

Working at Cisco

Working at Cisco is rated highly by 796 employees, across various culture aspects.

Overall Company Culture at Cisco

A-

Overall Company Culture at Cisco is rated A-

Last updated 3 days ago

Top
15%

Cisco ranks in the Top 15% of other companies on Comparably with 10,000+ Employees for Overall Company Culture Score

Overall Company Culture Score by Department

This graph details how each department scores their Overall Company Culture

Results from 796 Employees

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HR
82
HR82
Legal
81
Legal81
Sales
81
Sales81
Finance
76
Finance76
Business Dev
75
Business Dev75
Customer Success
75
Customer Success75
Design
75
Design75
Engineering
74
Engineering74
Customer Support
73
Customer Support73
Marketing
73
Marketing73
Admin
72
Admin72
Operations
68
Operations68
Communications
67
Communications67
Product
67
Product67
IT
64
IT64

Cisco Employee Reviews

Out of 700 Cisco employee reviews, 83% were positive. The remaining 17% were constructive reviews with the goal of helping Cisco improve their work culture.

83%
17%
Positive Reviews83%
Constructive Feedback17%

Positive Reviews From Cisco Employees

  • What makes you most happy at work?
    When the company introduces new products.
    Anonymous ReviewPosted 16 days ago
  • What is most positive about the culture and environment at your company?
    A lot of support for non-traditional workers.
    Anonymous ReviewPosted 16 days ago
  • What are some of the best things about your team?
    Talented colleagues are on my team.
    Anonymous ReviewPosted 16 days ago

Constructive Feedback From Cisco Employees

  • Why do you feel undervalued and what would make you feel better about your compensation?
    The numbers are well below the market and they just dodge the reality by rotating the prism through which you look at the numbers to make them look more colorful.
    Anonymous Review
  • What needs to change to make the company culture better?
    Team building is non existent
    Anonymous Review
  • What do your coworkers need to improve and how could you work together better?
    no problems ever get solved, everyone is pitted against each other, toxic teams
    Anonymous Review

Cisco Company Information

Cisco Company Overview

Cisco enables people to make a powerful connection.

Cisco Mission Statement

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco has been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 71,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services.

Cisco Values

  • Inspiring Leaders
  • Creating Change
  • Inclusivity
Chuck Robbins Cisco's CEO
Chuck Robbins
82 /100

CEO & Founding Date

Cisco was founded in 1984 and its current CEO is Chuck Robbins. Since its inception 38 years ago, Cisco has grown to 73700 employees.

Why Join Cisco?

796 employees at Cisco have reviewed Cisco across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was 3 days ago.

Overall, the 796 Cisco employees give their leadership a grade of A-, or Top 15% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at Cisco are pleased with their total compensation at Cisco, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at Cisco are pleased with their team. 796 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers a B+. The majority believe the meetings at Cisco are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at Cisco believe the environment at Cisco is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at Cisco is comfortably fast. About 57% of the employees at Cisco work 8 hours or less, while 4% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Overall, the employees at Cisco are happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
Cisco employees generally work 9.0 hrs a day
Work Hours
A Day in the Life
Employees at Cisco report the work pace is comfortably fast
Work Pace
A Day in the Life
On a typical day, employees at Cisco have 4+ meetings
Meetings
A Day in the Life
84% of Cisco employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
Coworkers
A Day in the Life
Cisco employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
Perks & Benefits
A Day in the Life
84% of Cisco employees report they are happy with their work life balance
Work Life Balance
A Day in the Life
Cisco employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a month
Feedback
A Day in the Life
85% of Cisco employees call their work environment positive
Environment

Cisco Leadership

The Cisco Executive Team is rated an “A-” and led by CEO Chuck Robbins, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Field Operations Chris Dedicoat, and Senior VP & Chief of Operations Rebecca Jacoby

  • Chuck Robbins  CEO / President

    Chuck Robbins CEO / President

    Chuck Robbins serves as the CEO / President of Cisco.

  • Chris Dedicoat Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Field Operations

    Mr. Chris Dedicoat has been an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at Cisco Systems, Inc.... read more

  • Rebecca Jacoby Senior VP & Chief of Operations

    Ms. Rebecca J. Jacoby has been the Chief of Operations and Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems, Inc. since July 26,... read more

  • Prat S. Bhatt Chief Accounting Officer, Senior VP & Corporate Controller

    Mr. Prat S. Bhatt has been the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller at Cisco Systems, Inc. since July 2009... read more

  • John T. Chambers Chairman Emeritus

    Mr. John T. Chambers serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of JC2 Ventures. In his role, Chambers focuses on... read more

  • Anil Menon Global President of Smart+Connected Communities

    Dr. Anil Menon has been the Global President of Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco Systems, Inc., since March 2009 and... read more

  • David Ulevitch Senior VP & GM of Cisco Security Business

    Mr. David Ulevitch has been Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Security Business at Cisco Systems, Inc.... read more

  • Gordon Thomson Managing Director of Enterprise Networks & Software Sales

    Mr. Gordon Thomson serves as Director of Borderless Networks - EMEA at Cisco Systems Inc. Mr. Gordon Thomson served as... read more

  • Roger Biscay Senior Vice President of Global Risk Management and Treasurer

    Mr. Roger Biscay serves as a Senior Vice President of Global Risk Management and Treasurer at Cisco Systems, Inc. and... read more

Cisco Competitors

Cisco competitors include Google, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, and HP Inc.. Cisco ranks 5th in Overall Culture Score on Comparably vs its competitors. See below how Cisco compares to its competitors with CEO Rankings, Product & Services, NPS, Pricing, Customer Services, Overall Culture Score, eNPS, Gender and Diversity Scores.

  1. #1
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    Google
    4.7/5
  2. #2
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    Microsoft
    4.5/5
  3. #3
    Juniper Networks' Logo
    Juniper Networks
    4.4/5
  4. #4
    HP Inc. Logo
    HP Inc.
    4.4/5
  5. #5
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    Cisco
    4.4/5

Cisco Salaries

How much does Cisco pay?

How much do people at Cisco get paid? See the latest salaries by department and job title. The average estimated annual salary, including base and bonus, at Cisco is $135,976, or $65 per hour, while the estimated median salary is $124,755, or $59 per hour.

At Cisco, the highest paid job is a Director of Sales at $332,333 annually and the lowest is an Office Manager at $61,411 annually. Average Cisco salaries by department include: Legal at $143,299, Design at $132,737, IT at $115,620, and Business Development at $117,540. Half of Cisco salaries are above $124,755.

468 employees at Cisco rank their Compensation in the Top 20% of similar sized companies in the US (based on 1546 ratings) while 443 employees at Cisco rank their Perks And Benefits in the Top 10% of similar sized companies in the US (based on 536 ratings).

Salaries contributed from Cisco employees include job titles like Director of Engineering, Lead Engineer, Engineering Manager, and DevOps. Comparably data has a total of 163 salary records from Cisco employees.

Last updated 14 days ago.

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1st Percentile
$82k
$82k1st Percentile
20th Percentile
$103k
$103k20th Percentile
40th Percentile
$125k
$125k40th Percentile
60th Percentile
$290k
$290k60th Percentile
80th Percentile
$459k
$459k80th Percentile
100th Percentile
$650k
$650k100th Percentile
$135,976*
Average Compensation
$124,755*
Median Compensation

* Estimated salaries Estimated salaries are based on data provided anonymously by employees and/or estimated by other statistical methods.

Cisco Salaries by City

Cisco Salaries by Department

Cisco Salary Averages by Department

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$20k
$40k
$60k
$80k
$100k
$120k
$140k
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$220k
$240k
Admin
$84,523
Admin$84,523
Business Development
$117,540
Business Development$117,540
Communications
$226,564
Communications$226,564
Customer Support
$108,884
Customer Support$108,884
Design
$132,737
Design$132,737
Engineering
$172,057
Engineering$172,057
Finance
$108,313
Finance$108,313
HR
$135,060
HR$135,060
IT
$115,620
IT$115,620
Legal
$143,299
Legal$143,299
Marketing
$114,452
Marketing$114,452
Operations
$97,311
Operations$97,311
Product
$186,718
Product$186,718
Sales
$200,781
Sales$200,781

Cisco Benefits

Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance

Paid Time Off

  • PTO / Vacation Policy
Fantastic
0%
Good
0%
Neutral
0%
Bad
0%
Terrible
0%
How would you rate the perks your company provides?
Are you satisfied with your Benefits?
Fantastic
17%
Good
38%
Neutral
31%
Bad
12%
Terrible
2%
How would you rate the perks your office provides?

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Overview of Candidates Applying to Work at Cisco on Comparably

Candidates By Department

All Industries
27%
Engineering
14%
IT
12%
Sales
10%
Marketing
5%
Other
31%

Candidates By Location

San Francisco
9%
New York City
4%
Los Angeles
4%
Seattle
2%
Atlanta
2%
Other
79%
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