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A great place to work.

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Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Opportunity for advancement. Competitive salary.

Cons

Oursourcing of jobs previously performed by dedicated, hard working Americans..

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Got some good people. Can be aggressive company and smart

    Cons

    Recently more living on past glories. Can be aggressive company and bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stressful but financially rewarding

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Excellent pay (includes bonus), good benefits, flexible hours, lots of different things going on in the company if you want to switch. Company is the leader in the core of the internet, which is a huge plus as the world revolves ever more around the internet.

    Cons

    Cisco's upper management has grandiose hopes to lead the world in anything related to the internet, and frankly we don't have the expertise in things like tablets, social networking, etc. That is stretching the company thin and putting undo pressure on developers. Job security has not been good over the past decade, with layoffs every couple of years. Morale is currently very bad. Stock is at trading at 1998 levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on maintaining our leadership in our areas of strength, while expanding in to related areas where that leadership can be leveraged. For example, like when we branched from IP switching and routing into VoIP, voice messaging, etc. Where was the synergy with Flip cameras?

    Disapproves of CEO
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