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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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    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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    One of the best place to work for !

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    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The D best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    great company to work for but still needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going ! Please try to improve employee satisfaction and try to size the number of employees right instead of laying of people every year - announced and un-announced. Although you compensate the employees you get rid of, it is best that your business forecast aligns with your staffing needs and no overflow. Please keep the jobs in the United States.

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