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Cisco is a great company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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No opinion of CEO
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  1. Cisco Internship- Financial Analyst

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    Former Intern - Cisco Internship- Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Cisco Internship- Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, lots of networking opportunities, flex hours, Fridays can work from home

    Cons

    If stuck on something not much help from others, figure out by yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your interns, spend more time with them!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work. Great Benefits and work-life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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