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Good place to start of your career

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

Flexibility of work location.
Knowledgeable colleagues.
Helpful team mates.
Manager who listens to you (well in my case!)

Cons

Pay is standard and can be more.

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  1. Great place to work-- but the glory is fading...

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salaries. Fairly easy to move around within the company. Many competent and caring people on board.

    Cons

    Competing product lines and priorities. Way too many corporate initiatives to be effective. Work/life balance very difficult due to virtual global teams and complexity of stakeholders involved in almost any decision of consequence. Management increasingly disconnected from the technical community.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to technical thought leaders. Trim product lines and features...

  2. great employer but sometimes misguided

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great compensation and benefits, smart people, strategy in question at times

    Cons

    too many ppts ! and over scheduled meetings

    Advice to Management

    stick to enterprise

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