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Awesome Company - but getting big

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits Engaged leadership team, works to be open, honest Interesting products and projects Fast-moving, execution oriented Extremely dedicated workforce

Cons

Work-life balance is a challenge Becoming slower and more political (in certain groups) as it gets larger Total compensation shrinking as stock option driven incentives become smaller, less lucrative Active performance management can erode trust/collaboration in teams

Advice to Management

Focus on staying agile

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    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Business Development in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Business Development in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, excellent management, bright people, good salary/ benefits, not bad place to be in today's economy.

    Cons

    Large company that with multiple of layers, difficult to navigate career wise internally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep turning the ship, I think the new direction is good. Tomorrow starts today!!!


  2. They value people and it's an overall good place to work

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries and bonuses, good environment to work, managers will let you be independent and create new projects to help out the team, which sometimes results in a good innovation spread among the whole business unit or maybe even the company. Good resources to learn about the technologies employed there and they always have people to lend a helping hand and events to share knowledge about what's happening inside the walls of Cisco and around the Networking world.

    Cons

    Slow innovation cycle due to the huge nature of the company which means that sometimes you can't change work processes or culture already in place. Too much corporate culture and seems like independent business units are always competing too much and not in a good way. Small teams could be smaller sometimes and get more ownership of components to feel they are changing things from the inside in a way that creates more impact.


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