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Helpful (1)

Laid back environment with drawbacks

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good 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)

Cons

Not 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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great potential wasted by middle management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent salary and excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    highly political, projects never got done

    Advice to Management

    focus on retaining talent


  2. Good place to learn networking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Helpful folks. People have been here a long time and know a lot about networking - Suffecient ramp up time to learn - Exposure to every major customers network.

    Cons

    - Has a strong heirarchy. - slow growth - Lots of slogging.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are motivated. You cannot assume employees are just going to stay forever even if you dont motivate them.


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