Did you know that the average Cisco worker stays at the company for about 25.1 months, or just over two years, before moving to a different workplace? That might seem like a shockingly short stay to the Baby Boomer generation, but considering the current trend towards job hopping , two years is actually a fairly long tenure.
Where Do Sales and Marketing People Go After Cisco?
It seems Cisco employees are devoted to Internet- and computer-focused companies. In total, 85% — more than four out of every five employees — stay in the tech industry after leaving Cisco. Broken down, these workers choose companies in the Computer Software (33%), Information Technology and Services (33%), Internet (16%), Computer & Network Security (2%), and Computer Networking (1%) fields.
Unsurprisingly, nearly all of the top companies that attract former Cisco workers are in the tech sector. In total, nine of the top 10 companies where these workers end up are in the Computer Software, Information Technology and Services, and Internet fields. The one exception is Apple, 10th on the list, which is in the Consumer Electronics industry.
Cisco has more than 70,000 employees, so it’s not surprising that many of the company’s departing workers end up at small places*. In total, 64% of former workers move to companies smaller than Cisco, while 36% move into larger companies.
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Instead of staying with one company and one career path until retirement, today’s ambitious, driven workers tend to move around a lot to satisfy the desire for change and variety in their careers. But while job hopping is happening in lots of companies, Cisco’s workers make choices that are a little more traditional than their counterparts in smaller startups. The 15% of workers who move out of computer-related companies are most likely to choose jobs with businesses in the Telecommunications (4%), Financial Services (3%) and Consumer Electronics (3%) fields.
Overall, the ambitious members of the current tech-related workforce tend to eschew the stability and sometimes monotonous career choices made by their parents and grandparents. Young, bright workers want to enjoy new challenges, new environments and new responsibilities. However, while that trend holds in general, Cisco’s former employees tend to make choices that are a little more conventional than those of other workers in similar fields.
*measured by employees (Registered on LinkedIn)
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