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Good company in which to grow in a wide range of fields if you are in the right groups and are willing to fight for it.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Encouraging of your initiative to learn and external education opportunities.
- Typically relaxed work environment where your workload is self-determined.
- Has access to large code-bases from which you can learn a wide variety of software techniques.
- Relatively stable company.

Cons

- Can be a conservative and procedural-strict company.
- You need to be in one of the smaller and more advanced-tech group to enjoy many of the pros.
- More sales and hardware oriented, software groups don't seem as valued in terms of funding and attention.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Encourage a more driven and exciting work environment.
- Focus more on college hires and their growth within Cisco.

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    Marketing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    salary higher than industry average, flexible working hours

    Cons

    slow move, corp culture, unorganized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Flexible company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    -Work/Life Balance
    -Flexible Work (from home, etc)
    -Chill Work Environment
    -Friendly peers and superiors

    Cons

    -Slow promotions
    -Slower work environment
    -Few defined/documented processes
    -No defined career pathing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Define career paths (especially for younger employees)
    -Change the rewards and promotion methodology (I've heard from many older employees that the fastest way to get promoted is to leave the company and then come back - that's bad.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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