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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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Rank last year

82

Years on list

20

HQ location

San Jose

Total employees

72,255

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 sites

171

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Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Onsite medical care facility
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Sick days for part-timers
Diversity
% Women26%
% Minorities45%
% African-American/Black3%
% Asian35%
% Caucasian/White53%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO30
Total PTO after 5 years45
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering40
General PTO for part-timers10
# 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

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