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Great company to work for, but certainly not perfect.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with good benefits and vacation. Opportunities to use many tools and develop skills to move on to other places.

    Cons

    Constant change in policy and management makes it hard to accomplish goals. If you were not a true Cisco employee meaning you came by way of acquisition moving up and around can be hard and you may be first to go when its time to cut. Depending on where you worked the pay was low and if you were not a "classic" Cisco employee meaning hired by Cisco not an acquisiton you were probably paid less and ranked lower on your team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the roles of your employees and the needs of your customers. Learn to treat all employees equally no matter how they came to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good people and good team work. Uses the latest technology

    Cons

    Cisco is a big company; going through changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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