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Many opportunities but too many reorganizations

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

- Many opportunities exist within the company
- Actively networking or seeking a mentor is very, very helpful to find different departments that might suit you - This should be a MUST since there are similar roles in larger or smaller teams that you would never otherwise find
- Stable employment
- Good benefits (medical, dental, ESPP, etc..)

Cons

- Too many reorganizations - 7 different managers in 6.25 years
- Big company dynamics are sometimes tough to deal with or slow things down
- No raise in 6 years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fewer reorganizations, please

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

5289 Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Insightful, educational, and a fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company, job security (they have the market monopoly), good pay

    Cons

    not at the cutting edge of h/w design (yet). Not as many benefits as other software giants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    A large company with a lot of space to move internally. Great benefits, solid salary.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle. Career and opportunities will be strongly limited or enabled by direct management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to corporate policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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