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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.

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Positive Outlook
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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.

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    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best companies in the world.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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