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a better place to work

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

* interesting work if you choose to look for it. The base code has evolved over the last twenty+ years.
* great people
* telecommuting
* reasonable pay and benefits
* work / life balance
* both public and monetary recognition for a job well done

Cons

The same problems one finds everywhere:
* politics politics politics
* Promotion is often based on cliques.
* Far too many middle managers.
* no management consistency -- one manager will allow telecommuting, another will not.
* the company is no longer a startup, and new technologies are purchased, not developed in house

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trim management levels. There are far too many middle managers with 0 - 3 direct reports.

Recommends
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    Cushy and secure, but still leaves a lot to be desired

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    If you are looking for a stable, comfortable job that offers an excellent work/life balance, then you should strongly consider working at Ciso. The benefits are also excellent. It's a great place to work at while you focus on raising your family or completing an advanced degree.

    Cons

    You may get bored with the repetitive, highly specialized tasks and start to feel like a cog in a wheel over time. You will definitely not be paid as much as peers at other companies...there is a cost to all those wonderful benefits. At the middle management level, there are lots of office politics that can really be a drag to endure. The pace of change is also ridiculously slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should take advantage of the current economic climate to trim the fat. There seem to be a needless number of managers and the constant empire building creates knowledge silos and hampers productivity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Interesting work and smart people.

    Cons

    It can feel like a very big company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable anyone to work from home as long as their work can be measured.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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