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Very Stable and a good culture

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Stability, if you do your job there is not a reason to get laid off.

Cons

salary growth, I know many people that leave to come back a year later to get a higher salary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay the people that have been there as much as you pay the new highers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Management transparency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    "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"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The gold no longer shines through the cruft...

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    _some_ of the talent is top notch.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, especially travel. Lower than industry salary. There are too many people that have stayed at their position for way too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prune bottom 10%. Start with the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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