Cisco Systems
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www.cisco.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great company with good benefits, but a little bureaucratic at times

Associate Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsTypically work with qualified and fun colleagues on sales opportunities. Can be a fast-paced environment depending on your job role. Overall the management does a pretty good job and the benefits are comparable to other companies in the area

ConsIt's a large company, so some amount of bureaucracy is to be expected. It's not nearly as bad as some of the other companies I've experienced, but it does exist.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical big company

Project Manager, Operation (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The benefits are good, the ability to work from home (considering much of work is accomplished in conference calls / WebEx sessions) is a nice… Cons: Hyper-competitive environment encourages bad business behavior and investment choices. Insular and nepotistic management at senior levels. Cult-like 'love' of the CEO. Cafes are pretty good,… Advice to Senior Management: The value of the company hasn't really moved in 10… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Cisco is a great titan of networking that values its employees but has its drawbacks typical of most large corporations.

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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


Pros: Good benefits and massive network and various career opportunities Cons: Older workforce, minimal perks, slower moving with many layers of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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