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Easy, steady

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Can climb corporate ladder or sit back and go with the flow. Sky is the limit at Cisco. You can chill with your feet on the ground if you would like to.

Cons

It is easy to get caught up in a relaxed working environment and lose your motivation. Salary is relatively lower than most valley jobs. Team members are older.

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    great company, a bunch of opptunities,

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Location is good and working environment is easy.

    Cons

    a little bit crowded, a lot of traffic.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to retire

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager, Marketing  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager, Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility. Ability to take off time to care for young child, aging parent.
    Ability to work across multiple technologies, change groups, roles.

    Cons

    Late working hours with global teams, Extremely slow promotions. The company is good for someone who is not looking for growth but only needs a steady pay check. Upper management positions are mostly filled from outside or through acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cisco is good for lateral moves. Many people choose to leave Cisco to grow. The salaries are below the industry standard. Unless there is a radical change in management, the company will continue to be flat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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