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Overall a good company

Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

Prosgood benefits, flexible work options, work life balance is good

Conslimited career mobility once you progress through higher individual contributor levels

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

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    Benefits don't outweigh compensation shortcomings

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Cisco develops cutting edge products and implements them internally often making employees beta users (fun and frustrating). Encouraging early adoption of new technologies benefits… Cons: There's been a steep, and documented, decline in compensation in last 10 years. No raises unless you're promoted. Promotions are limited to approximately… Advice to Senior Management: Train your managers so they are professionals. I had more bad than good managers ranging from micro-managers to hostile work environment liabilities. Bad managers are… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    File years of nightmare at cisco

    (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

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


    Pros: At least, you have a job Cons: "Cisco used to be a good company but now not anymore". I hared about this from so many current-ciscos and ex-ciscos. It is absolutely true… Advice to Senior Management: Not only always support your managers but listen to employees, who designed and made real products. Connect employee's feedback for managers to the manager's… 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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