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An old guard networking company that is defending its turf in the face of open source in a declining hardware market.

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsIt can be a good gig if you find the right manager. Lots of resources and training. A good place to learn.

ConsCorporate overhead, reorganizations, scant pay raises and no promotions, not much upside.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many missteps, bad M&A, failed products to many empty suits. Many of you need to move on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cisco has great benefits but growth opportunities are limited.

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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


    Pros: Cisco has great pay, and benefits. You can have a Retina… Cons: Cisco growth has slowed so the challenges are typical of… Advice to Senior Management: Cisco needs more internal startups. And the company needs to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Company

    SEM (Former Employee) Herndon, VA

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


    Pros: Work with great people. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Cons: You'll work very hard - work/life balance is lacking. … Advice to Senior Management: Focus on Cisco's core solution set. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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