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great place to start your career

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

they pay well out of college

Cons

older management no new ideas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to your employees feedback

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    big company. lots of folks, lots of projects. Potential to find something you like very high. You can also relocate to any part of the world for projects. health benefits are becoming more expensive every year. There are *great* visionaries in Cisco. They get the big leaps in technology right - every time. The incentive systems have become squeaky but still work to a large extent. We need to reform and get a bit of the old Cisco magic back.

    Cons

    Big company drags you down. The processes. Strong pull to the median. Not much transparency. Some folks get by with 40 hour weeks whereas others kill themselves with 100 hour weeks. Not a fair place by any means.

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    Streamline bloated middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cisco

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Constant change. Interesting products and lots of them. Company ideals are admirable.

    Cons

    Constant change. Globalisation means jobs moving from the U.S. to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on employee "feel good" programs; what feels good right now is having a job. Get a new ad company; the TelePresence ads and brand building are brutally awful.

    No opinion of CEO
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