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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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Very flexible working hours
    Not a high stress job

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder
    Too many reorgs
    Too many meetings
    Very top heavy
    Quarterly budget ..so if you are a contractor there - your future perpetually hangs in the balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay offs are not the solution to Cisco's problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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