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Software Engineer

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great lower level management, good benefits, flexibility. Internal transfers are supported, engineers have a good skill set.

Cons

Product redundancies, too many levels of management (directors, VPs), too much red-tape to get anything done. Little thought given to long term product usability. Time to market often valued over quality.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wall Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Wall Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been working remotely from home for 12 years so good way to keep work/life balance. Lots of very smart people to interact with.

    Cons

    Too many VPs and above, not a week goes by when you don't get an announcement about yet another VP created somewhere while the "working folk" can't get a promotion or even a raise. Much too siloed in many places slowing decison-making down. Chambers solicits feedback yet seems to do whatever he wants anyway resulting in a few decisions where everyone said "we knew that wouldn't work, why didn't he?"

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the overhead and go back to the more free-wheeling days of the past to speed up innovation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great experience until re-structuring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, bonuses, great people, collaboration, innovation

    Cons

    Re-structuring based on products and not on people and their performance. No longer a business that puts people first.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your top talent, even if they are not working on a successful product. They can be moved to work on a successful product. Your top talent can do anything!


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