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great benefits for employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV

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

Pros

flexible schedules and great benefits

Cons

Career growth at Cisco depends on the team and product. If the team/product is one of the focuses for Cisco, the career growth can be fast. However, after the team has truly integrated into the Cisco culture/processes, growth can be slow. Cisco does provide resources for mentorship and career advancement, however it is up to the employee to manage it well.

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    Great Corporate Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people and management, good place to work.

    Cons

    Tough to make work/life balance a daily practice. Work can be tedious if you don't take on new challenges. Salaries could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work collaboratively with employees.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Great place if you can find your niche

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

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

    Pros

    -Great community of people
    -Several compelling areas to work
    -Good support for developers
    -So many mergers and acquisitions that there is always an influx of new talent and technology

    If you are looking for a place to begin a career and are looking for a stable, corporate-type job, Cisco is perfect. They have a great community and support system, but there is no mistaking the environment for a start-up. I joined out of college and learned quite a bit before deciding to pursue my MBA, so I think it can be an interesting first step in a career.

    Cons

    -Not great at placing people in the best position all the time.
    -Lots of bureaucracy involved in generating and following through on ideas.

    While I joined as a recent college grad, most people at Cisco are in the latter half of their careers. This limits some of the entrepreneurial spirit and stifles some of the more creative ideas. There are pockets of innovation, so if you find them you can really thrive. Just don't expect that to be the norm.

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