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Turned out way better than expected

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Work - life balance is amazing.
Everything is networked. You can work from home.
Most managers don't care how long you work as long as you get the work done.
I reach the office by 11 am. And that is fine.
Because I'm not a morning person, I absolutely love the flexible working hours.
The compensation and benefits are great. I was never expecting to be paid in 6 figures, fresh out of college.

Cons

Seems a bit political.
Raises are rare it seems. Not sure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How about more goodies like backpacks and tee shirts?
Those go a long way for new hires.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Cisco is a great place to work and grow professionally.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stack employee ranking is the number one threat to morale!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cisco Systems

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cisco has a flexible work environment

    Cons

    Over the past few years, periodic layoffs!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please stop outsourcing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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