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frugal, hard-working, calculating culture

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company has very flexible hours, concentrated campuses, and a never-ending supply of work. Management is fairly open and very ethical. All courses and all-hands meetings allow for submission of feedback, which helps each employee to participate in their improvement.

Cons

Unfortunately, there are also rigid career development tracks, competing internal projects, and little fun. And even though most quarters we report record numbers, the company stock has gone nowhere in forever, and there are continual staff reductions every 6-18 months. The status quo has not been very beneficial to the rank and file.

Advice to Management

The company would benefit from incorporating some inward focus on its employees and their development rather than be 100% outwardly focused on the markets all the time.

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    Good people that work there but exec team is not hiring at San Jose headquarter location anymore but hiring elsewhere.

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Exec team is a let down. Expansion outside of HQ, hiring mostly outside of this country now.

    Advice to Management

    Morale has gone down due to constant layoffs every year. Replacing San Jose employees with employees outside of this country.


  2. typical Big company

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

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

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

    Pros

    They have got the money and market share

    Cons

    No perks, slow growth, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


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