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Collaborative corporate culture

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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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall I learned a lot but was disenchanted by how little parts of the company care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work with some very bright and great people.

    Cons

    Little work life balance and they don't stand behind their own 'zero tolerance' for harrassment policy. When you report something you get told to get over it and move on. I've heard this from at least 10 people at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should care more about their employees. It doesn't appear that the cream is rising to the top. It appears that lots of good people are being restructured or leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable company, lots of thing to learn

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    • Culture & Values
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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 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
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