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

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

Pros

Stability and compensations are pretty good. Plenty of resources.

Cons

Employee evaluation is based on how good s/he writes or tells to the manager, and her/his peers tell to the manager. Social networking and politics are almost a must to survive, Rating system encourage back-stabbing among peers, and turf guarding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More effort in knowing each individual contribution. Less turf guarding. Probably replace/compliment individual based rating with team based ratings.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    GOOD work to do,depends on the business Unit you are in

    Cons

    Once in not much of any hikes/growth can be slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice facilities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Organized structure, Everything is established, you just have to follow the rule. So things can be pretty simple.

    Cons

    Laying off people is always happening

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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