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Not good

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Former Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

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

Pros

big company, decent salary, certification money is returned once you pass the exams, lot of competition between peers makes you want to work harder

Cons

bad management, too much politics, management doesnt know anything about the technical aspect, too many people, very disoriented teams with no focus.

Advice to Management

learn to connect with team members, know the technical aspect of the products as well, dont be blind to people who just suck up to you.

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    good workplace overall but internal transfers are difficult or impossible without contacts

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good workplace amenities.
    Good training opportunities.
    Good collaboration tools.
    Emphasis on collaboration as a core value.

    Cons

    No sense of commitment to American workers. Budget and bottom line drive everything.
    The Cisco engineering employee pool seems overwhelmingly Asian and not very diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and hire more workers in the United States.
    Recognize and reward more than just the superheroes in the employee population.

  2. Very laid back. Optimal for ppl who want to have work life balance

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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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good work
    Good brand value

    Cons

    Oppurtunites for growth are less

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep changing faster to compete with market

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