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Cisco is a very nice company who takes care of his employees well

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

People focused, open environment, very good internal training programs

Cons

bureaucracy, low efficiency for some projects.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Typical big company

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    Former Employee - Project Manager, Operation in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Operation in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (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 plus, some of the newer offices are nice. Compensation is good. Work/life balance is pretty decent (work from home, using devices to connect). Gym and medical center at the San Jose campus is very nice and is a great perk for local employees.

    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, but prices are high. Free snacks / drinks eliminated in cost-cutting back in 2009 (could save more cost by not rewarding the underperforming senior management :-).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The value of the company hasn't really moved in 10 years - why is John Chambers still CEO??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company with good benefits, but a little bureaucratic at times

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    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Typically 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

    Cons

    It'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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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