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Large company, but with many opportunities.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

5419 Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems (View Most Recent)

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    Great company to learn and develop horizontal expertise in networking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Very employee friendly, good benefits, wide range of technologies and jobs for easy internal movement.

    Cons

    Stable business and therefore slow moving. Heavy processes make innovation and risk taking harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the middle management and 10s of VPs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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