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Not bad, if you are a good performer

Individual Contributor (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsMerit-based pay increases (despite what other reviews say, this does happen very often)
Good overall compensation
Great health care benefits philosophy
Cutting-edge of the industry
Rewards for exceptional performance
Flexible work options

ConsNot much opportunity for short or medium-term career growth
A lot of VIP executives (Vesting in Peace)
Too easy to hide and not do much work
Too many corporate "priorities"

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide career development opportunities for young and ambitious employees... otherwise they will go elsewhere. Hold groups and teams who do not add value accountable and be ready to make difficult decisions against managers and directors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome, well-rounded experience

    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: - Very comprehensive work experience to be received. - Great exposure to marquee customer base - $10K/year in tuition reimbursement with tight tie-ins to Stanford and Berkeley… Cons: - Hard to get promoted. Upward mobility is a company-wide… Advice to Senior Management: - Think about employee career management more actively. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Comfortable but not exciting

    Director (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: Smart people, solid employment, good benifits Cons: extremely top heavy, too many people fighting, lack of accountability… Advice to Senior Management: extremely top heavy, too many people fighting, lack of accountability… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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