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

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good work / life balance

Cons

Work is not very fast-paced

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    Not the best, but definitely not the worst

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - compensation is fair and generally merit based
    - good work life balance in most teams

    Cons

    - work isn't very challenging
    - personal growth isn't great
    - middle management politics
    - horrible internally developed engineering tools
    - promotions aren't merit based (compensation is, however)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on good products, revenues will follow
    - Go easy on process, focus on fun
    - Scrap the dreadful Cisco engineering tools, move to modern systems
    - Don't wait for a downturn to cut the flab

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    System Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice team building atmosphere, well work and life balance.

    Cons

    There has been too many BU restructures happening in last 3 years, and often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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