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Good working environment but it is a large corporation so there are some issue.

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Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good salary, the bonus is nice (when it applies) and work flexibility. Depending on the job but the ability to work from home with a corporate router and phone. Decent benefits for medical and dental. Free onsite gym.

Cons

Layoffs (several in last two years 2011-12), outsourcing, many management layers, with a bunch of senior management. Cafeteria food is overpriced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't outsource technical jobs.. it doesn't work very well.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mostly-positive experience

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are good; telecommuting is encourage by some groups; office space is generous for the most part.

    Cons

    BIG company - easy to get lost, especially if you telecommute. Over the last ten years, many of the best perks have been taken away. Many jobs shipped overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be regarded at least as highly as shareholders.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Well structured company with good direction, but slow to move

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    -very receptive management
    -easy to move around to desired area
    -salary and benefits are above industry average
    -great work/life balance
    -clearly directed goals trickle down from top management

    Cons

    -frequent re-orgs
    -slow moving: takes awhile to change direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Entry-level employees who perform well during their first year should receive comparable pay raises. Cisco needs to keep talent within the company and avoid bleeding young talent

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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