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Good job opportunities for growth due to recent churn

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Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Variable work hours and dynamic environment. Mix of new, existing and legacy systems. Focus is back to core competencies.

Cons

Recent churn has seen loss of good talent due to early retirement, etc. Also lost some good people due to blind corporate reorganization. Usual large company politics on projects can be frustrating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Vision. And take risks, too much playing it safe. Invest in R&D.

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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 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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    Approves 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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