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Easy work for engineer

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

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Easy pace
International presence
Can work in different offices if you like to move around or travel overseas and have to work remotely.
Career opportunities
Create severance packages for people who get laid off

Cons

Hard to get promoted though there are many internal opportunities
A little bureaucratic
Lots of senior folks. If you like young faces, this is probably not the company for you. Senior doesn't mean good engineering either. They can be slow to adapt to new technology.
Doesn't pay well

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Strong brand and company reputation
    Resume builder
    Good opportunities to gain valuable work experience
    Executes well for a large company
    Good corporate culture

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs but managed well
    Stock has not performed
    Finance promotes slower than other functions within Cisco

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good progress has been made to date streamlining org structure and bureaucacy, needs to continue. Eliminating the council and board structure was long overdue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work, Excellent pool of intelligent professionals

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse and culturally rich place and well compensated.

    Cons

    too many acquisitions, lost a bit of it's original identity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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