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Good company company to work for - but difficult to figure out how to move up

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

Pros

Work culture is good - there's a good sense of trust and delegation. Managers strive for work/life balance. In addition, there's a lot of diversity of job functions and roles.

Cons

For those coming from smaller companies or companies with less virtual meetings, adapting to the semi-virtual work environment takes time. Even if someone works at HQ, they might spend 70% of their time with virtual teams. Promotions take longer than at many other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase focus on incentivizing employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very Stable and a good culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
  2.  

    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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