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Very employee friendly

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Competitive pay, great benefits, bonus program, training opportunities. A lot of HR process around creating mutually beneficial career direction, periodic reviews and feedback.

Cons

Quick moves into new business opportunities can leave support teams catching up.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall a Nice Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people who are smart and hardworking
    Company allows maximum flexibility for work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Chance for great bonuses

    Cons

    Pays lower than industry standard
    Management structure is not conducive to work processes
    Slow moving company that sucks at change
    Always seems to be a step behind in the industry trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get the feeling there are too many "yes men" surrounding our CEO. I think since I've been here (2008) there have been some pretty poor overall decisions and not enough sticking to what we've always been good at. Pay your employees what they're worth! Don't be afraid to hand out a spot bonus for a job well done! A little "atta-boy" goes a long way!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work hard, get rewarded. Good compensation, flexible work/life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging positions, good salary & bonus compensation, great work culture, professional and good quality colleagues

    Cons

    Multiple management layers, hard to move up into management, challenging to transfer jobs internally due to constant changing organization, lots of turnover in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the chaos. Figure out if you really want to be in hardware AND software. If yes to software, go all in and fund it like any standalone software company would operate.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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