Why do the best companies have the worst retention rate? And the worst companies have the best?

Cisco / Sales davis j
Sep 17, 2018 97 Comments


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  • Amazon 123raj
    Uber is like the hot chic u bang but are not compatible , have lot of fights and causes u stress.
    Cisco is like the less attractive yet caring girl who is nice , respects and cares for u and does the household chore .
    So go figure 😁
    Sep 17, 2018 10
    • Amazon 123raj
      You got it Barney! 😁
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Apple metafor
      Apple is that chick that looks pretty but only does missionary. And thinks you should be grateful for going down on her.
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Google SmallTC
    More skillful people have more confidence to try out new things. Less talented/lucky stick to security and avoid risks.
    Sep 17, 2018 5
    • One reason people stay is that they can’t find better. They may actually interview but can’t move to a better role or company.
      Sep 18, 2018
    • Facebook rand32
      Exactly. All my friends at Cisco try interviewing every year, but they never get an offer.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Oath / Eng [object
    Can’t say Cisco is the worst. The valedictorian of my graduating class had been at Cisco for 10 years now. So I would say Cisco is very good at retaining the very best 🤷‍♂️
    Sep 17, 2018 16
    • Cisco TLmJ57
      Cisco no longer cares about retention. That is obvious by the elimination of RSUs distribution at levels below G10. When the employees stock options drown under water, along with it went their retention rate.
      Sep 18, 2018
    • Apple Trdbki
      Lol @ Uber backpedaling
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Facebook dwws74
    My guess is the best talent is less likely to stay in one place because they are the most highly sought and therefore tempted to go elsewhere and also they want to work on different challenges.
    Sep 17, 2018 1
    • Uber djduh
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng FreshPrinc
    Tenure != retention, dumb list is dumb if it doesn’t account for fast growing companies having a lot of new employees.
    Sep 17, 2018 2
    • Facebook Can’tStop
      This. FB has been growing by >50% so it makes their tenure look bad when really it’s a sign of a growing workforce.
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Apple Trdbki
      Business Insider articles tread a fine line between clickbait and actual articles.
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Uber / Eng baɡ
    This comes as no surprise as we have hired the vast majority of our employees in the past couple of years because of growth. Four years ago we only had ~2k employees but now we are approaching ~20k employees so the math checks out.
    Sep 17, 2018 5
    • Uber / Eng baɡ
      @SmallTC - Nah, that's including eng, ops, finance, HR, marketing, R&D, etc. We have offices all over the world.
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Uber / Eng baɡ
      @Gg56fh - if you started that long ago you were issued stock options and we have had a number of tender offers where people with stock options can sell their shares to certain investors
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng xmazon
    How is Uber the best all the sudden?
    Sep 17, 2018 1
    • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
      Oh alright then, as long as it’s not based on merit ;)
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Nordstrom EOJY56
    People don't leave jobs, they leave managers. Companies that pander to overall employees a lot of times don't manage their managers well. If managers aren't kept in check, it makes all the benefits irrelevant. The key reality is that no matter how much money a company throws at you, if you love your manager and your team you won't leave. This is due to the titanic uncertainty that a new position entails.
    Sep 17, 2018 2
    • Gusto AOFW07
      This is very important. Some startups have managers that don’t know how to manage people, much less projects.

      Just because they can work 12 hours a day (including weekends) and have no family, doesn’t mean their subordinate wants to do the same thing.
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Uber djduh
      Not true at all. Love my manager,but leaving job because of pay
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Netflix / Eng

    Netflix Eng

    Got locked out of my LukeCage account, so here I am as LukeCaged
    Don’t let the misinformation fool you, we hold on to talent well.
    Sep 17, 2018 3
    • Netflix uHdD41
      There's a forced curve? News to me.

      Better than the forced sexual harassment training that some other companies could use, I guess.
      Sep 17, 2018
    • Uber / Eng

      Uber Eng

      Facebook, Cisco
      All companies should do harassment training and have a zero tolerance policy. I’m glad Uber was held accountable and I’m sad that it wasn’t done earlier.
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Okta nfc
    Maybe your definition of best vs worst is wrong.

    Cisco has also been around for 30+ years. Of course their avg is higher.
    Sep 17, 2018 0


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