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Cisco Is a Great Company to Work At

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Incredibly large number of talented and capable people.

Cons

It's a really big company and finding the right person can take a little time

Advice to Management

Keep making Cisco be a great place

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Mixed

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to great networking resources

    Cons

    Clueless upper management. Needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  2. Helpful (3)

    Just and average experience so far...

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco Systems at its San Jose location offers a good work life balance. There are lots of perks including on-site health center, gym, and car wash. Work hours are pretty flexible, and can be managed easily, if you have a decent manager.

    Cons

    Worst thing about working at Cisco is the limited job growth the company offers. Managers believe in building empires and maintaining strict hierarchy. Quite a large percentage of employees are at mid to senior level and most see Cisco as an employer where they can relax and draw a decent salary without being much innovative or working hard. Still somehow the stress level is too high.

    Advice to Management

    The management should take a look at the quality of mid and senior level software development managers. The performance evaluation process is very one-sided. The company needs to implement a 360-degree evaluation process.

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