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Great Company to be with

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

Pros

Futuristic company
Lots of Career Growth opportunities.
Contractor friendly Organization.

Cons

Its a human ocean and one needs to work strategically to get on to the growth track.
Need to be self motivated and rest will be provided.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pretty lame place to work

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

    Pros

    What pros? Come on, everyone I work with wants to leave. Some are actively looking outside the company. Let me see if I can think of a Pro.......pay...sucks.....management.....sucks, nope no Pros.

    Cons

    See above. But let me elaborate. Stocks suck. Company does not have a clue or identity any longer. Management in my team seems extremely distracted, even during my 1:1. Clueless is a good word to use. My annual evaluation was just a repeat of everything I used for my goals, nothing of substance, no personal assessment. Just lame. How fast can I get out of here! Help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new job that you actually care about. Your lack of caring, concern and ethics is very transparent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible, decent pay, collaborative environment, but moves too slow in today's tech world

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. People are generally very smart, open, and helpful. Very large campus allows for a lot of networking, and people are often encouraged to move around in different roles within a function.

    Cons

    Cisco has put a lot of red-tape in the way of an agile and quick work environment. You can get lost easily in this large company if you don't proactively manage your career. A number of high-performing employees either new to the company or new to their role were given an average performance rating because "they were new"... This is indicative of a seniority based company, not a performance based company.

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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