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Great place to work for stable career

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Excellent work culture
Flex Time, work from remote locations
Benefits are good
Bonuses are well paid out
Team spirit and camaraderie is high

Cons

Limited Growth Opportunities
Talent Recognition is dependent on the leading manager
Promotions are hard to come by
No clear picture of career growth track

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build talent from the inside
Do not look for external media personalities to enhance the company executive management profile
Focus on Services

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    It all went down hill.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    It used to be a good place to work. Experience looks good on a resume. ESSP was a great deal.
    Severance is good, when they offshore you.

    Cons

    In Cali, India or China it is probably an ok job. In RTP, you can be in sales or support and possibly have a future. If you are a Sr. developer in RTP, your future is limited. When you start teaching offshore replacements, be worried. Don't be surprised if you work night and weekends, have great performance reviews, and then are thrown out like old socks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your goal is to get rid of your best, brightest, hardest working staff, and breaking up teams that work great together, then you are going an A+ job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Benefits and work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Work from home facility
    Benefits plan is best compared to other companies
    Good place for someone who just wants a secure job.
    Exceptionally good bonus which compensates for less base salary.

    Cons

    Big company - less exposure
    Compensation lower as compared to competitors
    Slow individual growth.
    Not much scope for innovation in certain groups.
    Less recognition of good work.

    Approves of CEO
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