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Laid back environment with drawbacks

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

ProsGood Benefits (health insurance, 401K matching up to 4.5%, ESPP)
Work/life balance
Flexible hours and ability to work from home as desired
Sometimes generous CAP rewards (both cash and restricted stock options)

ConsNot a very diverse SWE employee base
Not a terribly thrilling work environment
Equity has questionable worth
Too much politics involved in performance reviews and promotions
Have not been very pleased with compenastion

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great potential wasted by middle management

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: decent salary and excellent work-life balance Cons: highly political, projects never got done Advice to Senior Management: focus on retaining talent No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Treats employees with respect but no longer compensates them for hard work

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

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


    Pros: Great people and working environment, Integrity and Honesty, Treats employees well in tough… Cons: Many of the benefits they used to provide to attract and retain employees are gone. Starting salaries are good but don't count on getting… Advice to Senior Management: Bring back some of the programs and benefits that made people want to work at Cisco. Clean up the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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