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Good Company to work for

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

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

Pros

Flexibility combined with good benefits, good learning scope within the company, Very good Sr Mgmt

Cons

Rewards system for top performers is flawed & demotivating, a lot of politics within first/second line managers & middle mgmt (sr mgmt is good though)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Identify real top performers and reward them instead of rewarding people who are in good books of first/second line of managers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. was good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Network Engineer in Boxboro, MA
    Current Intern - Network Engineer in Boxboro, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    i got to learn new technical hand on experience in layer oen and layer two networking

    Cons

    repetitive work, it will get boring in the 5 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more responsibilities

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A good company to work for; but still with some challenges to overcome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Service Delivery in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    - A large technology company with a large breadth of technology areas and market coverage should provide varied opportunities for growth
    - Great place for people with outstanding technical backgrounds who are looking to be challenged
    - Surprising amount of room for growth even though it is currently a large company

    Cons

    - Challenges exist for people who join and do not have detailed technical skills. Cisco struggles with how to use and take full advantage of non-technical resources such as Program Management
    - HR processes (career and professional development) not well managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus more on HR processes (career & professional development), make managers take a larger role,focus on more than just the top 10%. You are losing a lot of very talented people because of it
    - Develop system integration and complex program management. It is going to be essential to taking services to the next step

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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