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Great company to work for, but certainly not perfect.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting place to work with a relatively good corporate culture. Competitive salary, good benefits, and lots of smart people. This is a great place to start and grow your career.

Cons

Too many products with development spread around the globe, which makes communication between teams painful.

Advice to Management

Executives pay lip service to empowering engineers and then force technical decisions down the chain. Some products that you work on get canceled because they were dreamed up by executives and marketing guys with unrealistic technical requirements and no customer input; surprise, surprise, no one buys it and you just wasted 6 months on a project that was doomed to fail from the beginning.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Manager, IT

    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee-oriented culture and ability to Telecommute upto 80% of the time

    Cons

    The company suffers from too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Know that Promoting from within can be a win-win situation for both Cisco and employee. Do a better job at recognizing the talent we have .


  2. One of the best companies in the world.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    From a people, technology and product perspective, Cisco is by far one of best high tech companies in the US. I have worked a many high profile companies, and Cisco surpasses them all.

    Cons

    Cisco leadership encourages employees to attain an equitable work/life balance. However, given the extreme workload demands, this is not possible. Employees must work with their leaders to attain the proper balance.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more often with your employees. Listen and take action on their ideas, input and feedback. Specifically, focus on employees who work closest to Cisco customers, partners and stakeholders. They will provide the most valuable input from a market requirements perspective.


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