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Cisco is a good company to work for.

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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Big, Stable and pays well.

Cons

Some Business Unit have better managers than others. You may have two very different experiences working in 2 different business units even if they co-located in the same building.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Senior management needs to pay more attention to the feedbacks from individual workers

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    Good technology but management needs to be straightened out

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Interesting work
    Great Engineers

    Cons

    Cisco management is now treating its employees like commodities
    Opportunities for growth are very limited in Cisco
    Cisco's mantra for the last 5 years has move everything to India (which failed since most projects sent there came back)
    Corruption in management is a concern. I have heard of managers who bring in contractors through their own companies so that they can get a piece of the action.
    Senior management is rumored to only open doors to vendors in whom they are allowed to hold stakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and challenge them
    Get rid of the corruption inside Cisco. Its hurting the company and its stockholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenging work offers great opportunities, growth potential

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    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing Operations in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing Operations in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    I work with some of the smartest, most talented people in the Valley. The company is moving fast and offers a lot of opportunities for professional growth. Management appreciates our efforts, and when things are going well bonuses are generous.

    Cons

    The work is difficult and the hours are long. The expectations continue to rise and the timelines continue to shrink. It's a tough place to work and--while often personally and professionally rewarding--not always a heck of a lot of fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if management would communicate more information, more often

    Approves of CEO
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