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A very great place to work, it feels like a company that cares even though it is a large company

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

An excellent yearly review system that results in an impressive bonus. Management is accesible and each year you have an opportunity to have a lunch with the CEO (and many others with the same birthday of the month) and ask him a question if you want to. Egronimic services are available to customize your desk if that is what you need.

Cons

there could be more effort to compete with the tech start ups in providing a more interesting workplace. The offices are a bit drab.

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  1. Disappointing.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with high caliber individuals creating great products and services.

    Cons

    Just another cog in the wheel. Expectation are that you are available 24x7 for your job. Little respect for work life balance. Poor base pay..


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    Poor company only interested in short term gains at the expense of emplyees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation, remote working for some individuals.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog company. If you are not living in San Jose, you will never get anywhere. They are good at spreading the propoganda stating they are such a good company, and love their employees so much, but reality is your just a lackey of your superiors. Huge egos within the company must be constantly fed, regardless of who is harmed by thier ambition. Increases in company revenue is driven by constant aquisitions, not organic growth, which is one reason why the stock is way off, and the company fell out of favor on Wall Street. If you are not willing to advance at all costs, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    John, how about going 1 year without an aquisition, and lets see how your revenue trends.


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