Cisco Systems
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Great Company - Very stable and well run

Director (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Pros- Very good work life balance
- Excellent Pay.
- Cutting edge technology

Cons- Became too big now and lost the dynmic start-up culture it was known for.
- Typical big company, no more exponential stock gains.

Advice to Senior ManagementAttract some visionaries into senior management positions. Gone are the technology visionaries and now the ranks are filled with bean counters and operational folks. Change that..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but terrible management

Programs Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Fair salary and compensation. Nice to have option to work… Cons: Some of the most arrogant and ill trained managers in the industry. The idea of managers at Cisco is if you are a skilled… Advice to Senior Management: Look at your management. Train them. The best managers do not have to be Technically Cisco certified. Your culture is if they are not CISCO… 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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Changed to a Callous and Political Environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Compensation and bonus plan have been excellent Ability to make moves to create… Cons: The Cisco "family" is really a myth and the culture has gone downhill Four major reductions in… Advice to Senior Management: Create an environment where the employee experience is unique and differentiated. Time… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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