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Awesome people, interesting work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Knoxville, TN

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The section I work at in Knoxville has a free Friday policy where every other Friday you get to do your own research. The projects change on a regular basis so at least twice a year you change up what you are working on. The other employees and managers in my section are really great, intelligent cool people with only one exception.

Cons

My group at Cisco in Knoxville is very separate from corporate Cisco in San Jose, and that can make some communications seem forced and ludicrous. Also there is that one manager in my group at Cisco who has favorites and prefers ideas from one person over another. There is not much possibility of advancement at least from within my section at Cisco without leaving Cisco. As well as Cisco has the regular lay offs which are bad for moral and scary.

Advice to Management

Happy employee are more productive employees, so show employee how to advance within Cisco, and do something about the favoritism showed by a specific manager.

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  1. It was a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is good Flexible work hours Quite a bit of smart people

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done - too many stakeholders that will slow you down There are different compensation levels among different functional group - it promotes the mentality of "2nd class citizen" within the company.


  2. OK

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities around Cisco

    Cons

    Lots of red tape around Cisco

    Advice to Management

    Listen to folks around the company


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