Cisco Systems
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Comfortable job but not much room for improvement

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ProsCisco 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.

ConsUnless 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 Senior ManagementKnow 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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