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Great company to work

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of hardworking professionals willing to jump in and enable success of the team

Cons

Lots of red tape to work through

Advice to Management

Streamline processes and make things move quicker

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    Politics Rules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting/working from home; some great people are still left. It's a good place to learn the technology if you're just getting into the industry, and you play your cards right.

    Cons

    Politics rules rather than technical innovation. In some specific cases, management covers up what should be firing offenses against "favorite sons" among the management team. Most managers are focused on building their empire, rather than building the company. Senior management doesn't understand the product they are actually building and selling, and doesn't know, within the company, who actually does.

    Advice to Management

    Stop surrounding yourself with "yes men."

  2. Helpful (2)

    Review about Software Engineering role at Cisco.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the flexibility. I get to do the design and unit testing.

    Cons

    I would like on linux rather than IOS. Since, I get more marketable.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have good communicators

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