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

Consulting Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

ProsHas 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the best company to work for

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    The best of places, and worst of places

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    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Flexible work schedule. One of the best places for working mothers. One of the best places… Cons: One of the worst places I've ever worked. Lots of Managers, from the best to rookies. Flexible work schedule means working odd hours to accommodate… Advice to Senior Management: None. Upper management doesn't listen. There is a disconnect between… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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