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Would recommend Cisco to anyone

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Richardson, TX

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A challenging work place that treats it's SE's very well. Even though some first line managers aren't the best, the overall culture is positive.

Cons

Once you negotiate a salary that is it for a while. They control pay raises closely and after a couple of years you realize that you are no longer being paid at an industry standard.

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    The largest networking / infrastructure company with end to end solutions for enterprise deployments

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Lots of opportunity to find additional positions of interest within the company
    * Stable workforce so long as you are not involved in a 'fringe' technology team being phased out
    * Generous opportunity to find other positions if restructuring requires, and generous package in lieu of another position if you so choose

    Cons

    * Slow to move into some newer technologies, though rapidly changing that attitude this past year

    Advice to Management

    Continue to solicite customer and Cisco partner input as to recommended changes to sales and support model to make it easier to do business with Cisco. Listen and continue to provide end to end solutions involving industry standards. Provide more open APIs / SDKs to qualified vendors to expand opportunities for 3rd party companies to integrate seamlessly into the Cisco architecture as new technologies are rapidly rolled out.

  2. Great company and good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment and salary are good. Sufficient Budget to build the lab nice.

    Cons

    Hiring process is too loose. People may get in without interview if she/he has internal connections.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the interview process from Google.

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