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Great balanced company to work for

Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

Pros

- Open door policy (accessibility) of senior management
- Encourage rotation - managers very supportive
- Opportunity to do variety of things and develop breadth of knowledge
- Smart and congenial people to work with - snobbish attitude is a no-no
- Managers do not micro-manage
- Flexibility to work remotely from home
- Good benefits

Cons

- Promotion process sometimes seems like popularity contest
- Frequent restructurings of late affecting employee morale
- Being a big company, sometimes 2-3 teams are working on similar project without knowledge

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Employees should not be let go due to executive management blunders
- Ensure that top rated employees are moved to other groups instead of them getting impacted as well during group dissolution/reorg

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    like to recommend to a friend

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    flexible work time, less work pressue

    Cons

    company policy, no more free drinks.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Huge company with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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