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A great global company to work for

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Market Leader in the Networking arena
John Chambers - a visionary leader helping the company stay ahead of competition

Cons

Company has grown very large, not as nimble like some of thier smaller competitors
Very slow stock price growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The "council" format of management was not working very well, as it added a lot of confusion trickling down to the rank and file

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Video

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Contractor - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great people in the Video Production team

    Cons

    Terrible culture, no color in the walls or cubicles, cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade those offices into a more modern space

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cisco truly is a great company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and fulfilling work
    Competitive compensation
    Great benefits - gym, daycare, on-site health center, excellent coverage for fertility treatment & adoption, and many incentitives to stay fit and give back
    Flexible schedule with work from home and other locations option

    Cons

    Can be long hours if you don't self-manage your time
    Not as much investment in outside professional development as I'd like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive with compensation... especially with top performers who should be a 1.0 or above comp ratio! Invest more in professional development for people... even make it mandatory to ensure development is taken seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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