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Sr. Software Engineer

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

. Flexible work environment
. Good benefits

Cons

. Lack of communication from upper management
. Stressful at times

Advice to Management

. Communicate goals, future, etc. with employees -- truthfully and honestly

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    Cisco is a great place to work and grow professionally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco invests in its people and gives a lot back to the community. They are a smart and ethical company. They are very good at predicting where the market is going and making sure we have viable products ready for the "next big thing".

    Cons

    Cisco is very large. You have to take a hand in guiding your own future. They are working on cutting bureaucracy to help simplify and empower employees, but it's a constant battle in any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Stack employee ranking is the number one threat to morale!

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    Cisco lost its way

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Global Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Global Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, flexible work hours and spaces, great customers to work with. For a long time Cisco had a great strategy and moved into innovative areas, but the economy crashed and Cisco had to refocus.

    Cons

    We ran out of products and our BUs bacame too political and lost their mojo. They lost all the good people and have been left with subpar PMs and others. Cisco's had a series of layoffs and has demoralized the company. Cisco has exited a number of businesses and is more of an R&S company as opposed to a true communications company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the corporate strategy is and execute off that. Hire better managers.

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