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cisco is a solid place to work

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Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

flexible work environment where you can work from home whenever needed. solid pay and predictable bonuses.

Cons

Once you are in it is difficult to move up to higher salary and grade. lots of politics when it comes to promotions and raises.

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none

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    Good Employer to work with

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible with good work life balance

    Cons

    low pay , and profit sharing with the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

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    Neutral Outlook
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    The way how people see it ....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 India

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Cisco might just be that you if you are a competent and productive engineer, you have quite a bit of flexibility in defining your role and your contribution level. If you are really gunning for promotions, look for a good group, find a niche, take on roles that are difficult or un-wanted, and work your rear end off. If you want to coast and balance your time between work and other interests, then find a steady group, manage your time well, and you can stay safe in your job with just about 40 hours of work a week... and you might have the flexibility to telecommute or work from home.

    Cons

    There is one other danger I must mention. This applies even in 'good' groups. There is a tendency at Cisco to just keep loading you with more and more responsibilities until you actually stand up and say enough. If this is an interesting job, you might find that you are spending more time on work than you had originally planned, at the expense of family, friends, etc. So decide for yourself how much you want to work and what your goals are. And then be prepared to work with your management to define the appropriate role.
    No one will come and ask you what you want at Cisco. You have to decide that for yourself, and then communicate it to your management.
    Also, if you do end up in a bad situation, be prepared to make an honest assessment of the situation and leave. No one likes to quit, but if you end up staying 5 or 6 years without fair rewards, you will find yourself falling well behind people who were your peers when you started... and this is really not a good experience.”

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frugality is great, but do consider spending a little more on rewarding empolyees, defining incentives, and team-building. Help change employee demographic over a period of time, so that there are more younger people. Right now there are too many senior people in the company.
    Provide better tools and resources for employees to play career growth and development over the mid- to long- term.

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