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Great Company

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Always on the cutting edge, one step ahead.

Cons

Long hours but interesting work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut the fat in the middle, not the top or the bottom. Heavy middle management...too many layers.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Endless possibilities. You truly create your own destiny. Smart people with a very flexible schedule. As long as you deliver quality results you can work remotely and maintain a very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Very fast paced. You need to be set boundaries or you will end up working around the clock. You need to have a contract with your leadership team and be clear about what you will do and won't do. If you can come to an agreement on that, you will have a fantastic time working at Cisco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees. You aren't fooling anyone with half truths or stall tactics. Just be open and honest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very good if you work in the right project

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Work Flexiblilty
    - Package
    - Big Company/Opportunities

    Cons

    - Very little diversity
    - Recognition
    - Political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of slackers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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