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Not bad, if you are a good performer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Individual Contributor  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Merit-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

Cons

Not 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 ManagementAdvice

Provide 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.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome, well-rounded experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in 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 that enable you to use those funds.
    - Very collegial and supportive work environment.
    - A long list of potential product groups that one can work at if you need a change (and a very nonrestrictive open policy that allows you to change jobs internally without upper management interference)

    Cons

    - Hard to get promoted. Upward mobility is a company-wide issue.
    - Drab offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Think about employee career management more actively.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable but not exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in 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 of executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    extremely top heavy, too many people fighting, lack of accountability of executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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