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Good place to work and learn if you are doing what you love, else just another big company and you are an employee!!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. If you are working in the right division on the right job you are good. 2. Good benefits such as Vacation time, Insurance and if you have a good manager good work-life balance as well. 3. Brand Name

Cons

1. Your growth is directly proportional to the number of people you know inside Cisco. 2. Most managers are very technical and resolve your technical issues if you are stuck but that stops there, people skills are negligible to Zero with most. 3. Size of the company is a problem, you are just another employee in the 70k folks inside, some employee services such as Immigration take your service request for granted.

Advice to Management

Take care of the employees, Train managers candidates well before promoting them.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Great 11.5 years experience in Manufacturing, Customer Advocacy, WPR.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hours flexibility, telecommuting, great senior management leadership. Reward and recognition, as well as continuing eduction/career discusions with manager to help guide your career.

    Cons

    Some inside politics with hidden agendas. Some long hours if you have global teams (e.g. early morning calls, late night calls); work at home some weekends to complete some reports/project deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other companies struggles and lessons learned from Cisco's own struggles. Do not buy companies that does not positively impact the stock price, bottom line.


  2. Good place for a last / long hop in career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    lower pay and an addictive company


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