25 Best Global Companies to Work For

21. Cisco
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Headquarters: San Jose, Calif., USA
2011 revenues: $43.2 billion
2011 rank: 6

The most common job at the giant tech company is software engineer, and it pays well. Those working even hourly positions can earn about $90,000 per-year, and they get good benefits including the use of Cisco's onsite childcare and fitness centers. But major layoffs in 2011 shook up the company's reputation for employee care. Between 2011 and 2012, Cisco (CSCO, Fortune 500) dropped from the top 20 on Fortune's Best Companies to Work For list down to No. 90.


Methodology: The 25 companies listed come from Great Place to Work's 2012 World's Best Multinational Workplaces. These companies were selected from a pool of 350 corporations that participated in the organization's surveys. These companies were required to have appeared on at least five of Great Place to Work's national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of their workforce based outside the company's home country.
- Last updated November 15 2012 11:06 AM ET
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