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Great for Enterprise, roller coaster for software or Consumer

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Management  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Product Management in Seattle, WA

Pros

Good benefits. Relaxed yet professional atmosphere. Strong focus on internal resources for career and knowledge growth.

Cons

As someone focused on consumer technologies I have seen multiple companies acquired and later shut down due to lack of understanding of how to merge them with Cisco's core business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning and very exciting

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

    Pros

    Culture of this company is excellent
    Work Life balance for this company is good
    Remote working capablities are great
    Serves as example for peer companies

    Cons

    Below average pay and bonus compared to other similar companies
    Large company so transparency is very less
    Employees can be treated with more +++$$ and some respect rather than just a #

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review salaries and keep it up to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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