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Great company to work for

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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  1. Cisco is a great company to work for.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Love where I work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The challenges the job gives you.
    How Cisco helps to develop the networks we use daily
    Working with different cultures

    Cons

    Not being face to face can be challenging
    Can be overwhelming, if you are not good at managing your own career
    Language barrier because of the different cultures

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