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Stable company, lots of thing to learn

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Cisco is the number #1 networking company. There are a lot of thing to learn on the cutting edge technology.

Cons

Cisco does not pay salary as high as its peers. Healthcare cost contribution is also high. Long commute to work for me.

Advice to Management

Management should create more fun thing for employee like having more department picnics, group outing, bring children to work day ...etc.

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  1. Learned a lot

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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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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