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Great place to start your career, not good for experienced professionals

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Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Has great talent that the management is pushing out with their corporate moves.
First line managers have improved greatly, and now focus on their employees rather than their bosses.
Unbelievable amount of resources to learn your craft.
Flexible working locations.

Cons

Politics are horrible.
Fiefdoms exist in the business units that develop the products.
Higher level individual contributor positions do not pay competitively with the market.
No career path for experienced professionals.

Advice to Management

Keep cleaning out the middle management they just slow everything down.
Create a management training track for employees.
Stop expecting 60 hour work weeks.

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  1. OK Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool work, nice facilities - decent IT infrastructure and equipment

    Cons

    You never know when the winds of change will send CISCO execs to chopping the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Make up your own minds - quit throwing out the baby with the bathwater


  2. Good Experience, some teams a dynamic and fast paced , like mine

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    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

    Latest Technologies to work on. Plenty internal opportunities to shift focus, gain a better skillset

    Cons

    Not all teams are fast paced. Lots of layers between senior management and lowest level Engineers.


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