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Hardware Engineer

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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, 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

Large company with good resources in training opportunities.

Cons

Limited grow potential; feel stuck in a small role.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    My first 10 years at Cisco were a great experience...

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours. You can work from anywhere.
    - 401K, HR benefits.

    Cons

    - No Career development.
    - It's difficult to move up, or get a raise or promotion. Managers don't have enough budget to promote their people.

    Advice to Management

    - It's time to take a look at the internal people before looking outside Cisco.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Management transparency

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company for:
    - learning techniques
    - paid advanced education
    - collaborative work
    - flexible timing
    - reasonably convenient workplace environment
    - good bonus (if paid out)

    Cons

    Upward mobility, especially if you're in middle management is almost impossible unless you're hitched to the right VP/SVP - who is moving upwards.

    Stock price (saw it slide from over $30 to around $15 in the 2000s)

    Advice to Management

    "Be sincere about utterances such as more transparent management practices".
    "Weed out the culture of kickbacks and cronyisms brought in by the south asian crowd"

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