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I am satisfied with the company in general

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Leader I in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Leader I in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very open culture
Good engineering work
Enough complex to keep engineers busy
There is some scope of innovation but requires lengthy research

Cons

Company is very big
Things start late as we are more relying on acquisitions
Less scope of innovations
Company moves slow
Very process oriented, is good + bad

Advice to Management

Encourage innovation

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  1. Great work culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III 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

    - Work life balance
    - Predictable life
    - Brand recognition
    - Chance to switch into so many roles and products

    Cons

    - Too large
    - Slow upward mobility
    - Standard rewards

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Great kickstart to a new career. Balanced work-social life.

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good learning experience with new bleeding edge technologies.
    - many options to move internally
    - good growth opportunities

    Cons

    - might be a little slow to climb the ladder
    - unevenly distributed salaries
    - sometimes gain promotions without merit

    Advice to Management

    motivate employees with more compensation or incentives

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