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Good, Bad, and Ugly of Large Corporation

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very large company.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Endless opportunity, easy path up for careerists, access to cutting edge technology, chance to make a real difference in the world's largest markets.

    Cons

    Endless big-company hell. Filled with careerists and nepotism/friends-and-family hires. Everything takes four times longer than it would in even a mid-sized company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill about ten X more programs than you already have. Stop investing in stupid crap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enriching experience

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

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

    Pros

    Really, some of the best minds in the field of networking/technology work here.

    Cons

    You need to follow-through a lot at times, to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Bit more openness about whats happening would be really helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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