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Awesome people, interesting work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Knoxville, TN

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Open and Collaborative culture that gets the work life balance right

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

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

    Pros

    The work life balance and the folks you work with make this an enjoyable place to go to everyday. I also enjoy the organizational culture.

    Cons

    Its very easy to get bogged down in the political politics of a big company. Nothing gets done unless 30 people approve it 45 times leading to slower than normal progress on most anything though I will admit it is getting better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    CSE

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    Current Employee - CSE  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - CSE in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hand on experince for CCIE study

    Cons

    Hard promotions, seem to not get promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with more promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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