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Large company, but with many opportunities.

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large stable company, not struggling to get funded or get product name recognition. Everyone in the networking world knows the name Cisco. It's a great resume entry.

Cons

Not all groups are well funded, and promotion opportunities are more limited from within. There is a bit of an internal joke that says if you are looking for a promotion, leave the company and get it there.. then come back at your new level.

Advice to Management

Don't neglect your internal personel in your pursuit of new external hires. It is very demoralizing to be struggling for a few years to get promoted or a substantial pay raise only to see a new hire come in from a competitor with a higher grade or substantial pay raise when compared to your own.

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  1. Great company to learn and develop horizontal expertise in networking

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Job rotation is encouraged to develop all-around skills
    - Work/life balance
    - Onsite childcare
    - Strong exec team

    Cons

    - Promotions take forever to come
    - VP's are not very nimble in decision making and very risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    - Quicker decision making and more upfront innovation ( in terms of leading the market).


  2. Extremely Positive

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco takes very good care of its employees. Work ethic is taken extremely seriously and so is the respect towards your coworkers

    Cons

    Like any big company Cisco is at times engulfed with "processes" that impact productivity and creativity and this can become source of frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage creativity


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