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Good non-salary benefits and work-life balance even if the salary is not the best in the business.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits like 20 days of PTO; Good 401K match; ESPP; Wide variety of work and exposure to a lot of different technologies; Experience favorably viewed outside the company; Good work-lief balance.

Cons

Slow and too much red tape in they do; Not enough emphasis on keeping employees happy; Trying to do too many things until recently; Not "cool" enough for some! :)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need more focus.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to retire from

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Very experienced managers, smart folks, security, company is not going to disappear in a few years. Stock is doing well, salary increases

    Cons

    I am not sure whether Cisco is a "hip" place to work anymore. There is a lot of security, but if you were to go to Stanford campus, you won't really hear people dying to work there.

  2.  

    Great company, great people, great culture for sales!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are all (mostly) sharp especially when it comes to engineering and sales. It's great to be number 1 and work at number 1.

    Cons

    There are many fiefdoms where input is not appreciated. It's a bunch of happy talk to each other - this will be the end of the company if it continues. Leaders should all know what cisco does and thats not always the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up middle management!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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