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Great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Empowerment of employees at all levels. Ability to make your own decisions. Opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies. Company provides training for all types of technologies. Excellent corporate culture.

Cons

Limited Salary increases, not automatic each year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to keep compensation competitive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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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    Manager, IT

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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 .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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