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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 for 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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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Work environment (work remote/and onsite) , my Department managements are great. Judged on work performance, and no micro managing. My Team is a great group of people and very easy to work with. Many long term employees.

    Not at all what I expected from such a large company. (much better than expected)

    I would say that my time at Cisco so far has been the best employment experience in my entire career.

    Cons

    Contracting verses Employee. Wish to be converted to Employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Model all Departments after CCAT Group. Consider converting more contractors who are preforming well to employee status.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company

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

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

    Pros

    Big company with diverse opportunities and good benefits

    Cons

    Work environment varies depending on the group

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