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Good job opportunities for growth due to recent churn

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. One of the best place to work for !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The D best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    great company to work for but still needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good working environment but it is a large corporation so there are some issue.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't outsource technical jobs.. it doesn't work very well.


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