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Good company, demanding

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager IT in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager IT in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Great salary, dedicated staff, flexible work at home arrangements are great for people with families or other non traditional circumstances

Cons

Lack of face to face collaboration, only see manager in person once every three months, very demanding, long hours and difficult to take pto

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better criteria for promotion to or selection for management positions. Management is not highly skilled and seem to be reflecting a passive agressive modality which runs rampant in company

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Cisco Systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Many different areas of the business to choose to work
    The stock price can only go up
    Overall big effort to manage the satisfaction of the employees

    Cons

    Silos and politics
    Lack of direction pushed down through the ranks
    IT group is overpowering

    No opinion of CEO
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    Was a great place to work until they started shuffling jobs overseas in droves, then it lost its sparkle.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - HW Manager in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - HW Manager in Boxborough, MA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits are very good. Performance based equity. Work time is flexible. Component vendors will bend over backwards to get their product designed in. Engineering staff is top notch. Good people to work with. HW design tools are best avail.

    Cons

    HW engineering a dying breed at Cisco. Focus is on SW feature delivery. SJ is the center of excellence and the remote US locations are just support sites. Development teams are global - expect late night conf calls with china, india, malaysia. Internal support of design tools is weak. Layoffs have become a way of life. Morale has dwindled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give engineers confidence that their job won't be moved overseas. Show more support for US sites outside of SJ and RTP. Stop the never ending re-orgs. Learn from the smaller, focused companies that have stolen your market share. Figure out how to get the entrepreneurial spirit back into the company.

    Approves of CEO
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