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Very Stable and a good culture

Program Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementpay the people that have been there as much as you pay the new highers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management transparency

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: Upward mobility, especially if you're in middle management is almost impossible unless you're hitched to the right VP/SVP… Advice to Senior Management: "Be sincere about utterances such as more transparent management practices". "Weed out the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    The gold no longer shines through the cruft...

    Security Architect (Current Employee)
    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… Advice to Senior Management: Prune bottom 10%. Start with the managers. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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