Feb
17
2010

Cisco named “Best Companies to Work For”

FORTUNE’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list is out, and Cisco has been placed in the top 25 (No. 16 overall and No. 4 for large-sized companies) for the fifth consecutive year.

Cisco has been a part of this list ever year since its inception in 1998—our unique culture of transparency and openness continues to drive these types of recognitions.

What makes Cisco a great place to work?

“We are trusted to do our jobs.  We go through a gauntlet of interviews to get a job at Cisco.  Sure, we have to the appropriate educational background and/or work experiences, but we also have to be a cultural fit into the company and the teams that we’ll be working with.  What is Cisco’s culture?  I work hard and trust my colleagues to work hard…I haven’t been let down.  I work with creative, innovative professionals and we all know that a collaborative work environment creates a better product.  It is as simple as “two heads are better than one.”.

Our exectives trust their teams to vet ideas and come to them with appropriate recommendations so that good decisions can be made.  We are treated as professionals…and we act the same.  We collaborate on projects and share any glory or any blame.  Quality of life and work/life balance is also very important.  We do work hard, but we are also given the flexibility to complete our work when (or where) we need to.  Again, trust.” says John Earnhardt, Cisco Senior Manager.

Here are Cisco’s rankings on this prestigious list through the years:

1998 – 25th
1999 – 24th
2000 – 3rd
2001 – 3rd
2002 – 15th
2003 – 24th
2004 – 28th
2005 – 27th
2006 – 25th
2007 – 11th
2008 – 6th
2009 – 6th

Below the “100 Best Companies to for 2010“:

  1. SAS
  2. Edward Jones
  3. Wegmans Food Markets
  4. Google
  5. Nugget Market
  6. DreamWorks Animation SKG
  7. NetApp
  8. Boston Consulting Group
  9. Qualcomm
  10. Camden Property Trust
  11. Robert W. Baird & Co.
  12. Bingham McCutchen
  13. W. L. Gore & Associates
  14. Recreational Equipment
  15. Zappos.com
  16. Cisco
  17. Methodist Hospital System
  18. Whole Foods Market
  19. Genentech
  20. Devon Energy
  21. NuStar Energy
  22. Johnson Financial Group
  23. Umpqua Bank
  24. Goldman Sachs Group
  25. Novo Nordisk
  26. CHG Healthcare Services
  27. Scottrade
  28. JM Family Enterprises
  29. Quicken Loans
  30. Alston & Bird
  31. PCL Construction Enterprises
  32. Baptist Health South Florida
  33. Shared Technologies
  34. Chesapeake Energy
  35. American Fidelity Assurance Co.
  36. Container Store
  37. Aflac
  38. Scooter Store
  39. TDIndustries
  40. Scripps Health
  41. QuikTrip
  42. Adobe Systems
  43. Salesforce.com
  44. Ernst & Young
  45. USAA
  46. OhioHealth
  47. J. M. Smucker
  48. FactSet Research Systems
  49. Mercedes-Benz USA
  50. King’s Daughters Medical Center
  51. Microsoft
  52. Booz Allen Hamilton
  53. Nordstrom
  54. Paychex
  55. Mayo Clinic
  56. CarMax
  57. DPR Construction
  58. Four Seasons Hotels
  59. Monsanto
  60. Indiana Regional Medical Center
  61. Brocade Communications Systems
  62. Kimley-Horn
  63. Southern Ohio Medical Center
  64. Stew Leonard’s
  65. Arnold & Porter
  66. Plante & Moran
  67. EOG Resources
  68. Men’s Wearhouse
  69. MITRE
  70. Deloitte
  71. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  72. McCormick and Company
  73. American Express
  74. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  75. Perkins Coie
  76. Balfour Beatty Construction
  77. Baker Donelson
  78. Mattel
  79. Meridian Health
  80. Build-A-Bear Workshop
  81. Atlantic Health
  82. Marriott International
  83. S. C. Johnson & Son
  84. Accenture
  85. Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  86. Publix Super Markets
  87. National Instruments
  88. KPMG
  89. Bright Horizons
  90. General Mills
  91. FedEx
  92. Gilbane
  93. Starbucks Coffee
  94. Intuit
  95. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
  96. LifeBridge Health
  97. Herman Miller
  98. Intel
  99. Winchester Hospital
  100. Colgate-Palmolive

 

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  • Jimmy Whales

    Nice article! Cisco has what it takes to be the company that is is… top people. That is why I am starting my Cisco Training in Indianapolis this month. I feel better already.