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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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    A mostly-positive experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Employees should be regarded at least as highly as shareholders.


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