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High quality company with excellent people talent

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  • 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 an 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
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5570 Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems (View Most Recent)

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    Great place to learn and meet other intelligent people!

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    Former Employee - Logistics & Manufacturing Solutions Coop in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Logistics & Manufacturing Solutions Coop in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work experience, and start learning from day 1.

    Cons

    Company culture a bit dull. A lot of workers work from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Your hard work can make a difference!.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work with amazing people everyday. How in tune you are with the organization's vision and the effort you put forth to contribute to that vision could reap benefits that go beyond recognition.

    You are encouraged to participate in job rotations every 2 years or so to expand knowledge and exposure. You are expected to attend 40 hours of training yearly. Part of that training could be giving the training.

    Cons

    Some team leads and managers manage remotely. This is a relatively new model but the change is good. It can be somewhat of a challenge to be visible but it stretches the individual's resourcefulness to make it possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managing teams remotely is relatively new for Capital. Encourage the use of the video cameras when communicating. It helps develop a connection.

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