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Good place to work. Great Benefits and work-life balance.

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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- Great Benefits (Health Insurance/ESPP/401K/PTO)
- Work Life Balance
- Flexibility to do what you want.
- Stability
- Number 1 in it's industry and starting to expand to other areas as well.
- Alot of projects to work on (Depends on your BU I guess)
- Tuition Reimbursement for graduate school

Cons

- No yearly salary increases, once in a few years. (Also depends on BU)
- Slow moving and decision making company. Probably because it's an old company.
- A lot of old timers waiting for retirement.
- Bureaucratic

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more new grads or young blood to help boost up morale and get the momentum going again.

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  1. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth. If you take initiative you can go far. Many ways to get involved. Cisco has a great volunteer program that lets the employees contribute their time to good causes. Good teamwork and collaboration within Cisco.

    Cons

    The employee evaluations are sometimes difficult to compile. The employee needs to asses themselves, then the manager gives input. Here is where you list your accomplishments and classes you have attended. Unfortunately, the admins are grouped together with the teams they support, so it is hard to rank high compared with team members that do more complex jobs.

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  2. Cisco is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture fosters trust and respect. Flexible work hours allow employees work and life balance. Happy employees make a happier work environment, Start-up mentality encourages new ideas and approaches.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Managers bring their own friends foster ting nepotism. relocation of jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to individual contributors and don't get bogged into the management ladder. Upper management must pay attention past the layers of management to the backbone-- individual contributors.

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