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  1.  

    Work experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Motivated employees, strong focus on customer satisfaction

    Cons

    could get stressful, but management would be flexible regarding working hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good compensation, wok life balance, great people.

    Cons

    Slow in execution. Too many processes and managers trying to create empires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more technical people in middle management than people who are focused on communication only.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Still a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, smart people, good management

    Cons

    It's hard to get promoted to management in our group. Our department often hires from outside our group (but still internal). This is discouraging from our own team's perspective who work hard and achieve results to get to the next level. I presume this approach occurs to bring in a fresh set of eyes as well as a means to leverage the relationships from the outside hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more candid about promotion opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent company, great culture, excellent leadership strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Design Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent company, great culture, excellent leadership strategy

    Cons

    silos, silos, silos, silos, silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    excellent leadership strategy, let innovation foster even after acquisitions....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Cisco is an excellent employer. Management really cares about their employees and ensures career growth and reward.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good bonus and decent compensation. Very team focused , people deal is big. It is possible to excel and grow.

    Cons

    Company has been laying off a percentage of the work force every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise salary structure, match with new age companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Had a pretty good experience here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility, Laid-back culture, smart people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, office politics, less innovative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cisco is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Transparent leadership (starts from the top with John Chambers)
    Progressive company, management doesn't run away from issues but deals with them head on
    Technology available to employees is second to none
    Flexibility

    Cons

    San Jose based company that needs to be reminded about the time difference with RTP at times. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to be transparent in all facets of the business.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good place, given more space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Highly technical work force, people are always ready to help out.

    Cons

    Not much happening at times, exspecially compared to the other comapnies like Micrsoft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much, interns could be given more project and responsibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for and it treats employees well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cisco is still the leading technology company in networking. The company culture has changed in the last ten years, but it treats the employees well and the compensation is competitive in this industry.

    Cons

    Work-life balance varies from business unit to business unit, but mostly are ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very smart people work there

    Cons

    a little too hung up on diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus less on PR and more on product quality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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