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Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people, culture and benefits are great. There are a lot of people with extensive finance and accounting knowledge so there is the opportunity to learn a lot.

Cons

Regular layoffs. The finance function is being moved to low cost areas so there are not a lot of opportunities in San Jose. Rotating to new positions was on of the appealing things about working for Cisco which is not easily possible now.

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    Great company to learn and grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn new technology and to be marketable.
    Compenstation and Bonuses are fairly decent.

    Cons

    Upper Management only seems to care about the bottom line. I never felt that they ever cared about the products or the people which made me have no respect for upper management.

    You need to give 110% every day. This is expected. Weekend and holidays, too. The way they handle employee ranking is the same methodology as GE which to me is pretty unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the products and the employees. This will go a long way with morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    software engg

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    benifits and work culture none

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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