Executive Compensation Analyst

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    West Region- Remote
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1328794

What You’ll Do

The Executive Compensation Analyst will support the evaluation, design, implementation, and administration of executive compensation programs, policies, and procedures which are informed by industry best practices, are competitive, and bring our conscious culture and fair pay strategy to life. The work is fast-paced, very visible and requires strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will:

Administer global executive compensation programs including base pay and short and long-term incentives

Support the team’s data gathering, modeling, analytics, reporting, and insights, including reviewing benchmarking surveys to ensure our executive compensation approach is market competitive, scalable, and internally aligned

Conduct executive job analysis, scoping and market analysis to determine appropriate pay levels based on internal and external equitability

Partner with lead consultants to consult with and influence HRBPs, senior management, and Talent Acquisition on proposals for new hire offers, promotions and one-time adjustments

Develop training materials on executive compensation programs, policies, and procedures

Manage executive compensation team resources and document links on internal Cisco sites

Proactively create and maintain strong relationships with People & Communities, Legal, Finance, and other key stakeholders


Who You'll Work With

You are part of our People & Communities team focused on enabling executive talent to choose Cisco, ramp quickly, lead beautifully, develop themselves, their successors, and their teams. In this role, you'll work with a diverse set of functions and individuals across the company that are working towards common and critical business objectives. We are a dynamic team that is passionate about accelerating Cisco’s transformation and ensuring our executives are ready to lead in a conscious culture. Reporting into the Director, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our key partners in Corporate Compensation, Executive Talent Acquisition, Executive Talent Solutions, Finance, Legal, Employee Services, Operations and People & Communities.

Who You Are

You are resourceful and proactive in delivering results in a matrixed, global company. You give your best and take accountability. You have strong excel skills and a passion for compensation. You’re a good listener because you enjoy learning and gaining context, and you enjoy sharing your ideas with others.   You apply critical thinking, sound judgment and a pragmatic approach to decision making and problem solving. You can build strong relationships with stakeholders and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.  You are a team player who is eager to learn, contribute, and drive forward initiatives. You are resilient in the face of change and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. You have a strong curiosity to understand Cisco’s business, conscious culture and pay fairness initiatives, and apply to your recommendations. You give something of yourself.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of compensation experience, experience in executive compensation preferred
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required - Human Resources, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or other quantitative field related field of study. Compensation Certification preferred

Desired Skills

  • General knowledge of HR and compensation programs and practices. Familiarity with job analysis and principles for base salary and short and long-term incentive plans
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficiency in the PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience working with High-Tech Compensation Surveys, HR data reporting and compensation budget modeling
  • Experience working within a large, complex, and matrixed organization
  • Solid technical, quantitative and analytical / modeling abilities and skills
  • Professional communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Preference for working [remotely] in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines with strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Proactive, self-directed, and results-oriented with a high commitment to quality and painstaking attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and accountability
  • Ability to always exercise discretion and confidentiality


Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.

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