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Helpful (3)

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 Management

- 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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    A very good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, not too much pressure. You learn a lot if you really want to. Flexible working hours and friendly people.

    Cons

    Pace is a little bit slow. However you don't need to work overtime often.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Huge company with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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