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Software engineer

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Can spend more time with family, or work from home if you don't want to take PTO. Furthermore, the payment is good.

Cons

Moral is low, and work on something impossible to deliver.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need reduce at least 67% headcount on management team.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good paying job with good work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Technical Lead

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cisco pays well, it's not in the top 10%, but it pays those employees well that it wants to keep. It does give out RSUs and the ESPP has paid well over the past few years. There are four levels of health care benefits, that make it easy to tailor your benefits. Work/like balance is dependent on your individual manager; most are very good. Lots of opportunities to move around. Patent and yearly bonuses are good.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit/work group, middle management can place unrealistic demands upon individual contributors. Working outside of San Jose can be a challenge if you want to rise through the ranks; visibility is key. Sick and vacation time is combined into one pool of Paid Time Off (PTO), and the company has a policy of forcing employees to use 3 or 4 days during the year-end "holiday shutdown". Amount of earned PTO does not increase with seniority, but amount one can accumulate and save, does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the remote sites into the fold better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Executive Leadership Team is Outstanding!!

    Cons

    If you are not good at managing your time at an individual level, work life balance can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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