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Great company to learn and grow.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

A lot of opportunities to learn new technology and to be marketable.
Compenstation and Bonuses are fairly decent.

Cons

Upper Management only seems to care about the bottom line. I never felt that they ever cared about the products or the people which made me have no respect for upper management.

You need to give 110% every day. This is expected. Weekend and holidays, too. The way they handle employee ranking is the same methodology as GE which to me is pretty unfair.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care about the products and the employees. This will go a long way with morale.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    Collaboration, training, resources, overall package

    Cons

    politics, processes, old timers, old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top heavy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had an Excellant Experience over my 13 year career, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in North Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Life Oriented good balance between work and life. I had mostly positive experiences in my 13 year career. I would recommend this company highly for someone starting out in the corporate world.

    Cons

    Overworked, from a PM prospective. The PM role is more of a catch all for everything. It does not leave much time to properly manage projects per any of the project management methodologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the values of the project management role

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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