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Huge company with

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

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

Pros

1. Flexible hours, work from home option.
2. Good bonus.
3. Great benefits. Onsite medical facilities. Free shuttles to bart/caltrain/san francisco..
4. Challenging work and cutting edge technology in some teams. Quality of work and management varies widely across teams/business units.

Cons

Big bloated company, too many layers of management.
Not a fun workplace. Workplace Resources department is very inefficient and does a poor job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of redundancies and unnecessary layers. Make the company more attractive for young people.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company flexible work hours, bloated senior management levels

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company flexible work hours, cutting edge technology in some BUs

    Cons

    bloated senior management levels
    highly political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down layers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work experience, but this tech giant has become middle-aged and unwieldy.

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and PTO policy and opportunity to learn. CISCO encourages employees to rotate to other positions within the company. Even the multiple ongoing rounds of layoffs are handled as gracefully as such things can be, with sensitivity to those affected.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There are too many oddball managers in too many departments who are technically adept but lack people management skills. The Finance organization has been struggling to find the right blend of San Jose-based, India-outsourced, and North Carolina RTP-based job mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate 360 degree review process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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