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It has gone from a small company feel to a large corporation

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Austin, TX

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

Pros

The best part of working for a networking giant is that our network connects into our homes so working from home or the office can feel the same. The benefits are not bad but have slowly degraded over the years. And the salary seems to be tops for the Austin area.

Cons

I have not had a raise in 4 years and there is always the fear of being affected by a layoff in the future. There are no electric car hookups at the offices in Austin.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Network Consulting Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    One gets to work with the latest bleeding edge technology. If you like technology and a challenge you will have all you can handle and more at Cisco. Also, you get to work the brightest engineers in the industry and for the most part everyone is hardworking and works well together. The company management does a pretty good job on steering the massive organization.

    Cons

    Internal promotions are hard to come by depending on where you are in the company. This has forced good employees to look outside the company for greater opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue driving simplification and reducing management layers. Continue working on increasing organization agility. In addition to these ongoing initiatives rotate resources more this will broaden the skills of individuals and help with employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    High quality company with excellent people talent

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, excellent people and plentiful talent, still a good culture and values about fair play and caring for people

    Cons

    An interesting mix of strong hatred of clear goals with accountability, thick red-tape bureaucracy, self-serving senior leadership that has been brought in externally mixed with the wrong sort in power internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in developing talent. Young ambitious employees quickly hit the wall and many choose to move to different companies to continue to progress. Create more programs for high-performers to gain visibility, take on new and challenging projects within or outside their current role, and don't be stingy with bonuses for a job well done.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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