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Collaborative corporate culture

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems part-time for less than a year

Pros

Work-life balance
Family-friendly
Collaborative and helpful
Good mentorship
Bay area is great
Nice benefits/comp
New collaborative workspace --migrating away from isolated cubicles
Upper level management and execs are remarkably down-to-earth and approachable

Cons

Huge company --makes it difficult for things to get done.
Communication can be poor going down the pyramid
Meetings can be a bit impersonal when they are conducted so frequently in a virtual space
Corporate culture can borderline on complacency
Delegation of work can be more efficient

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve in communicating the same message to everyone

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1.  

    Stable company, lots of thing to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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