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Comfortable job but not much room for improvement

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Cisco pays well. There are stock opportunities, bonuses, and I work some with pretty great and smart people. It's very family friendly here and I have the flexibility to spend time with my kids and get work done. I know I have been given some decent opportunities throughout my career but it's not an easy path.

Cons

Unless you work in one of the big home offices (SJ, RTP, Richardson), it is hard to get career opportunities. Lots of politics and things (such as cool new products) move slowly. Also, working with a large global company you have a lot of hires outside of the US, which makes working with the different timezones hard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Know who is contributing and recognize and reward them! Get things out to market sooner. Work like a start-up instead of a big and bloated company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Company redefining itself

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    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

    Changes to prioritize business focus areas. People, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Large company...can be hard to change direction at times...increasing competition from companies in adjacent markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. For people who choose life over career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    - Good salary if you can keep a job
    - Benefits are good

    Cons

    - Everybody protects his/her own arse
    - Too much meeting
    - Too much re-org

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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