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Good job opportunities for growth due to recent churn

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  • 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. 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.

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

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


  2. A place to grow in the 80's and 90's

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was a company renowned for excellent engineers, great technology and innovation during the 80's and 90's. Employees had great pride in being associated with the company.

    Cons

    Has grown too big; the drive and motivation seen in the first 20 years is missing now.

    Advice to Management

    Need more passionate and energetic management and employees. More people are interested in self-growth and not enough in company growth.


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